An Introduction to Theories of Personality / Edition 7

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This introduction to the theories of personality introduces readers to the rich history of psychology and practical information that helps students understand their own lives and their relationships with others. Using a theorist-by-theorist approach, this text summarizes the major theories of personality and emphasizes that the best understanding of personality comes from a variety of viewpoints. Theories representing the psychoanalytic, sociocultural, sociological, and existential-humanistic paradigms are offered as different—yet equally valid—ways of approaching the study of personality.

Theorists covered include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Karen Horney, Erik H. Erikson, Gordon Allport, Raymond B. Cattell and Hans J Eyserick, B.F. Skinner, John Dollard and Neal Miller, Albert Bandura and Walter Mischel, David M. Buss, George Kelly, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Rollo Reese May.

For anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of personality and individual differences.

Summarizes theories from viewpts of psychoanalytic sociocult., trait, learning, sociobio. & existential-human.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131942288
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/12/2006
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Theories of Personality 1
Pt. I Foundations of Personality Theory: Prologue 13
Ch. 2 Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis 17
Ch. 3 Carl Gustav Jung: Analytical Psychology 79
Ch. 4 Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology 123
Pt. II Clinically-Based Neoanalytic Theories: Prologue 161
Ch. 5 Karen Horney: Neurosis and Human Growth 165
Ch. 6 Erich Fromm: The Escape from Freedom 185
Ch. 7 Harry Stack Sullivan: The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry 209
Ch. 8 Erik Erikson: Ego Psychology 241
Pt. III Research-Oriented Theories of Personality: Prologue 277
Ch. 9 Gordon W. Allport, Henry A. Murray: Trait Theory/Personology 281
Ch. 10 Raymond B. Cattell: Factor-Analytic Theory 323
Ch. 11 George A. Kelly: The Psychology of Personal Constructs 349
Pt. IV Humanistic and Existential Psychology: Prologue 383
Ch. 12 Carl R. Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory (I) 385
Ch. 13 Abraham H. Maslow: Self-Actualization Theory (II) 413
Ch. 14 Rollo May: Existential Psychology 439
Pt. V The Behaviorist Alternative: Prologue 465
Ch. 15 B.F. Skinner: Radical Behaviorism 469
Ch. 16 John Dollard and Neal E. Miller, Albert Bandura: More Eclectic Behaviorist Approaches 505
Ch. 17 Conclusion: Perspectives and Postscript 533
App.: Case Material for Use with the Study Questions 553
References 559
Credits 583
Index 585
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