An Introduction to Theories of Personality / Edition 7

An Introduction to Theories of Personality / Edition 7

by B.R. Hergenhahn, Matthew H. Olson, Mathew H. Olson
     
 

ISBN-10: 013194228X

ISBN-13: 9780131942288

Pub. Date: 02/12/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131942288
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/12/2006
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.33(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: Theories of Personality1
Pt. IFoundations of Personality Theory: Prologue13
Ch. 2Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis17
Ch. 3Carl Gustav Jung: Analytical Psychology79
Ch. 4Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology123
Pt. IIClinically-Based Neoanalytic Theories: Prologue161
Ch. 5Karen Horney: Neurosis and Human Growth165
Ch. 6Erich Fromm: The Escape from Freedom185
Ch. 7Harry Stack Sullivan: The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry209
Ch. 8Erik Erikson: Ego Psychology241
Pt. IIIResearch-Oriented Theories of Personality: Prologue277
Ch. 9Gordon W. Allport, Henry A. Murray: Trait Theory/Personology281
Ch. 10Raymond B. Cattell: Factor-Analytic Theory323
Ch. 11George A. Kelly: The Psychology of Personal Constructs349
Pt. IVHumanistic and Existential Psychology: Prologue383
Ch. 12Carl R. Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory (I)385
Ch. 13Abraham H. Maslow: Self-Actualization Theory (II)413
Ch. 14Rollo May: Existential Psychology439
Pt. VThe Behaviorist Alternative: Prologue465
Ch. 15B.F. Skinner: Radical Behaviorism469
Ch. 16John Dollard and Neal E. Miller, Albert Bandura: More Eclectic Behaviorist Approaches505
Ch. 17Conclusion: Perspectives and Postscript533
App.: Case Material for Use with the Study Questions553
References559
Credits583
Index585

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