Theories of Personality

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Accurate and authoritative, Theories of Personality by Jess and Gregory Feist presents 23 leading theories of personality in a thorough, interesting and logical manner. The book begins with an introductory chapter designed to acquaint students with the meaning of personality and provide them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory and its crucial contributions to science. The next seventeen chapters present twenty three major theories with a fresh approach and a more complete view encompassing, a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research and applications to real life. When appropriate, the authors point out ways in which the theorists' life experiences may have helped shape her or his theory.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

1 Introduction to Personality Theory

Part II Psychodynamic Theories

2 Freud: Psychoanalysis

3 Adler: Individual Psychology

4 Jung: Analytical Psychology

5 Klein: Object Relations Theory

6 Horney: Psychoanalytic Social Theory

7 Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis

8 Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory

9 Erikson: Post-Freudian Theory

Part III Learning Theories

10 Skinner: Behavioral Analysis

11 Bandura: Social Cognitive Theory

12 Rotter and Mischel: Cognitive Social Learning Theory

Part IV Dispositional Theories

13 Cattell and Eysenck: Trait and Factor Theories

14 Allport: Psychology of the Individual

Part V Humanistic/Existential Theories

15 Kelly: Psychology of Personal Constructs

16 Rogers: Person-Centered Theories

17 Maslow: Holistic-Dynamic Theory

18 May: Existential Psychology

Part VI Conclusions

19 A Final Word

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