ISBN13:978-0495813965 ISBN10: 0495813966 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0840031914 ISBN10: 0840031912
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 11 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 03/08/2010 International: No
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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 this course, and his book reflects his many years of teaching experience.
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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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