Personality Theories : Critical Perspectives

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-14
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives is the groundbreaking, final text written by Albert Ellis, long considered theĀ founder of cognitive behavioral therapies. The book provides students with supporting and contradictory evidence for the development of personality theories through time. Without condemning the founding theorists who came before him, Ellis builds on more than a century of psychological research to re-examine the theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler while taking an equally critical look at modern, research-based theories, including his own.

Table of Contents

The Study of Personality: Introduction
Historical Perspectives on Personality
Personality Research
Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious
Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice
Freud's Followers
Psychiatric and Medical Models
The Neo-Freudians
Personality and Traits
Behaviorist Views of Personality
Humanistic Views of Personality
Carl Rogers and Humanist Psychotherapy
Early Cognitive Views of Personality
Biology, Genetics, and the Evolution of Personality
Abnormal Personality and Personality Disorders
Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory of Personality
Religious, New Age, and Traditional Approaches to Personality
Biographical Index
About the Authors
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