Personality, 8th Edition / Edition 8

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Overview

This proven text fuses the best of theory-based and research-based instruction to give you a powerful introduction to personality that is accessible and understandable. Burger pairs "theory, applications, and assessment" chapters with chapters that describe the research programs aligned with every major theoretical approach. Biographical sketches of theorists and accounts of the stories behind influential research programs help you gain an understanding of how classic and contemporary findings relate to each other, and reinforce the idea that theory and research perpetuate one another. In-text self-assessments and a Study Guide (available separately) allow you to stop, consider what you're reading, and interact with the material

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Brings personality theories to life with personality test exercises, news topics boxes, and boxes on key figures in the field. For each major theoretical approach, there is a chapter on theory, applications, and assessment, with an accompanying chapter on relevant research. Twenty-six research programs are covered in seven research chapters, illustrating research processes in the field. This fifth edition contains new material on research in gender and culture, defense mechanisms, and cognitive interpretation of Freudian concepts. The author teaches psychology at Santa Clara University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495813965
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Series: PSY 235 Theories of Personality Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 193,377
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry M. Burger is a professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, as well as the book DESIRE FOR CONTROL: PERSONALITY, SOCIAL, AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES (1992). He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has served as an associate editor for the Personality Processes and Individual Difference section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Burger continues to teach the personality course, and PERSONALITY, 9th Edition reflects his many years of experience.

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Table of Contents

1. What Is Personality? 2. Personality Research Methods. 3. The Psychoanalytic Approach: Freudian Theory, Application and Assessment. 4. The Freudian Approach: Relevant Research. 5. The Psychoanalytic Approach: Neo-Freudian Theory, Application and Assessment. 6. The Neo-Freudian Theories: Relevant Research. 7. The Trait Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. 8. The Trait Approach: Relevant Research. 9. The Biological Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. 10. The Biological Approach: Relevant Research. 11. The Humanistic Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. 12. The Humanistic Approach: Relevant Research. 13. The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. 14. The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach: Relevant Research. 15. The Cognitive Approach: Theory, Application and Assessment. 16. The Cognitive Approach: Relevant Research.

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