Personality: Strategies and Issues / Edition 8

Personality: Strategies and Issues / Edition 8

by Robert M. Liebert, Michael D. Spiegler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534264182

ISBN-13: 9780534264185

Pub. Date: 12/18/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This sound, scholarly book continues to organize the diverse content of personality psychology in a meaningful way, taking care to present complex concepts in highly readable, accessible language. Using a single, overarching framework, the authors capture the flavor of each of four important conceptual strategies (psychoanalytic, dispositional, behavioral, and

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This sound, scholarly book continues to organize the diverse content of personality psychology in a meaningful way, taking care to present complex concepts in highly readable, accessible language. Using a single, overarching framework, the authors capture the flavor of each of four important conceptual strategies (psychoanalytic, dispositional, behavioral, and representational) and four fundamental issues (theory, assessment, research, and personality change) underlying contemporary personality psychology. The presentation of each strategy begins with an overview chapter that describes the strategy's basic assumptions and principles, as well as its respective intellectual school of thought. Then, after a more detailed presentation of the approaches that fall within the strategy, the authors conclude with a single chapter on the strategy's practical applications and limitations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534264185
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/18/1997
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Overview. 2. Methods of Personality Research. PART II: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC STRATEGY. 3. Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Strategy. 4. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theories. 5. Post-Freudian Perspectives. 6. Applications and Limitations of the Psychoanalytic Strategy. PART III: THE DISPOSITIONAL STRATEGY. 7. Introduction to the Dispositional Strategy. 8. The Biological Approach. 9. Evolution of the Trait Concept. 10. Applications and Limitations of the Dispositional Strategy. PART IV: THE BEHAVIORAL STRATEGY. 11. Introduction to the Behavioral Strategy. 12. The Radical-Behavioral Approach. 13. The Social-Learning Approach. 14. Applications and Limitations of the Behavioral Strategy. PART V: THE REPRESENTATIONAL STRATEGY. 15. Introduction to the Representational Strategy. 16. The Phenomenological Approach. 17. The Cognitive Approach. 18. Applications and Limitations of the Representational Strategy. PART VI: PROSPECTS FOR INTEGRATION. 19. Commonalities and Continuing Controversies.

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