Theories of Personality / Edition 10

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This revision of the Schultz's popular text surveys the field, presenting theory-by-theory coverage of the major theorists who represent the psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, life-span, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, as well as clinical and experimental work. Where warranted, the authors show how the development of certain theories was influenced by events in a theorist's personal and professional life. This thoroughly revised Seventh Edition now incorporates more examples, tables, and figures to help bring the material to life for students. The new content in this edition reflects the dynamism in the field. The text explores how race, gender, and culture issues figure in the study of personality and in personality assessment. In addition, a final integrative chapter looks at the study of personality theories and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work.
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**** A revised (4th ed., 1990) introductory textbook for undergraduate students, describing 21 personality theories of contemporary interest. By presenting the lives of the theorists as case studies, the authors suggest how personal histories color and shape the theorists' ideas. The major change in this edition is expanded coverage of human behavioral genetics. The third edition is cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111834531
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Series: PSY 235 Theories of Personality Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 75,706
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane P. Schultz is professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. The Schultz's are a husband/wife author team who are well-regarded for their textbooks.

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Table of Contents


The Study of Personality: Assessment, Research, and Theory 1

Pt. 1 The Psychoanalytic Approach 45

Ch. 1 Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis 47

Pt. 2 The Neopsychoanalytic Approach 97

Ch. 2 Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology 99

Ch. 3 Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology 129

Ch. 4 Karen Horney: Neurotic Needs and Trends 158

Ch. 5 Henry Murray: Personology 181

Pt. 3 The Life-Span Approach 205

Ch. 6 Erik Erikson: Identity Theory 207

Pt. 4 The Trait Approach: The Genetics of Personality 239

Ch. 7 Gordon Allport: Motivation and Personality 241

Ch. 8 Raymond Cattell, Hans Eysenck, and Other Trait Theorists 263

Pt. 5 The Humanistic Approach 297

Ch. 9 Abraham Maslow: Needs-Hierarchy Theory 299

Ch. 10 Carl Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory 324

Pt. 6 The Cognitive Approach 345

Ch. 11 George Kelly: Personal Construct Theory 347

Pt. 7 The Behavioral Approach 371

Ch. 12 B. F. Skinner: Reinforcement Theory 373

Pt. 8 The Social-Learning Approach 397

Ch. 13 Albert Bandura: Modeling Theory 399

Pt. 9 Advances in Personality Theory 429

Ch. 14 Facets of Personality 431

Epilogue: Personality in Perspective 469

Glossary 481

References 489

Author Index 528

Subject Index 539

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