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This book's theorist-by-theorist approach to personality theories explores how the personal histories, conflicts, and intentions of each theorist contributed to his or her portraits of people. It presents the "sequence of thinking" for more than 20 theorists and the changes embodied in the streams of their ideas over time. The format emphasizes each theorist's life history as the basis for the ideas that constitute the theory, making the theories easier to understand as "pictures of human nature." Theories are presented comprehensively and empathetically and are introduced with scrupulous attention to historical, experimental, and clinical research. Where appropriate, extensive quotations and citations from the theorists' own works are included.
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Presents classic theories of personality and human nature, using a developmental approach that incorporates the personal origins of ideas and the sequence of the theorist's thinking. Covers Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, Anna Freud and object relations theory, Erik Erikson and psychoanalytic ego psychology, the work of Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, and Kurt Lewin, humanistic self-actualization theory, the behaviorisms, and biological typology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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  • ISBN-13: 9780275523503
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1977
  • Pages: 693

Table of Contents

Basic Issues and Varieties of Theory 1
Psychoanalysis: The Clinical Evidence 18
Psychoanalysis: The Dynamic Model of the Mind 69
Analytical Psychology 117
Individual Psychology 158
The Psychoanalytic Heritage: Ego Psychology 190
The Psychoanalytic Heritage: Object Relations Theory 234
Psychoanalytic Ego Psychology: The Centrality of Identity 315
Interpersonal Theory 343
Social Psychoanalytic Psychology 369
Humanistic Trait and Self Theory 394
Existential Phenomenology 420
Humanistic Psychology 448
Radical Behaviorism 489
Personal Construct Theory 528
Psychodynamic Social Learning Theory
Social Cognitive Theory 551
Biologically Based Typology 583
Evolutionary Psychology 620
Thinking About Personality Theories and Personality Theorists 652
Bibliography 665
Photo Credits 689
Subject Index 691
Name Index 707
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