Theories of Personality

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The 7th edition of this trusted introduction to personality centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background, family experiences, personalities, and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory, as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-three major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life. The primary focus of this revision was updating the theory chapters to reflect the most recent research.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Personality Theory
Psychodynamic Theories
Freud: Psychoanalysis
Adler: Individual Psychology
Jung: Analytical Psychology
Klein: Object Relations Theory
Horney: Psychoanalytic Social Theory
Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis
Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory
Erikson: Post-Freudian Theory
Humanistic/Existential Theories
Maslow: Holistic-Dynamic Theory
Rogers: Person-Centered Theory
May: Existential Psychology
Dispositional Theories
Allport: Psychology of the Individual
Eysenck, McCrae, and Costa's Factor and Trait Theories
Learning Theories
Skinner: Behavioral Analysis
Bandura: Social Cognitive Theory
Rotter and Mischel: Cognitive Social Learning Theory
Kelly: Psychology of Personal Constructs
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