Personality Theories

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-25
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The new Eighth Edition of Personality Theories continues to provide sound and thorough coverage enhanced with solid pedagogy, a critical-thinking focus, and integration of multicultural and gender-related issues throughout the text. Each chapter focuses on one theory or group of theories and includes brief biographies that shed light on how the theories were formed. Engler also provides criteria for evaluating each theory and cites current relevant research. A final chapter on Zen Buddhism covers a major non-Western theory of personality and serves to distinguish this program in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Evaluating Personality Theories
The Psychoanalytic Approach
The Neopsychoanalytic Approach
Analytical Psychology
Interpsychic Theories
Psychoanalytic Social Psychology
More Recent Trends in Psychoanalytic Theory
Ego Analytic Psychology
Human Relations: Object Relations Theory, The Stone Center Group
Behavior and Learning Theories
Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Social Learning Theories
Dispositional and Biological Theories
Traits and Personology
Factor Analytic, Genetic and Evolutionary Theories: Raymond Cattell, The Big Five Personality Traits, Genetic and Evolutionary Developments
Biological Traits
Humanistic and Existential Theories
Existential Psychoanalysis
Cognitive Theories
Personal Constructs
Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
A Non-Western Approach
Zen Buddhism
Conclusion: Personality Theory in Perspective
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