Personality Theories: A Comparative Analysis / Edition 6

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An undergraduate text explaining and comparing various theories of personality. Chapters cover the conflict, fulfillment, and consistency models; methods in the field; analyses of core considerations; behaviorism; social learning theory; and applications. Includes an appendix of theoretical summaries, and a glossary. This sixth edition features a simplified writing style and vocabulary; a new chapter on the author's metatheory of personality; and separate chapters on each theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534205140
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Psychology Ser.
  • Edition description: 6th ed
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 586
  • Product dimensions: 7.59 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Personality and Personology 3
Ch. 2 The Nature and Models of Personality Theorizing 13
Ch. 3 The Conflict Model: Psychosocial Version 27
Ch. 4 The Conflict Model: Intrapsychic Version 74
Ch. 5 The Fulfillment Model: Actualization Version 100
Ch. 6 The Fulfillment Model: Perfection Version 124
Ch. 7 The Consistency Model: Cognitive Dissonance Version 174
Ch. 8 The Consistency Model: Activation Version 201
Ch. 9 Methods in Personality Study 217
Ch. 10 Rational and Empirical Analyses of Core Considerations 234
Ch. 11 Rational Analysis of Peripheral Considerations 299
Ch. 12 Empirical Analysis of Peripheral Considerations 320
Ch. 13 The Behavioristic Alternative 427
Ch. 14 The Rise of Social Learning Theory 447
Ch. 15 Psychotherapy and Assessment 469
Ch. 16 Formal and Substantive Characteristics of the Good Theory of Personality 484
Appendix: Theoretical Summaries 499
Glossary of Terms 523
References 535
Index 573
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