Summary: The 7th edition of this trusted introduction to personality centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background family experiences personalities and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-thre
e major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist related research and applications to real life. The primary focus of this revision was updating the theory chapters to reflect the most recent research.
Summary: The 7th edition of this trusted introduction to personality centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background family experiences personalities and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-three major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist related research and applications to real life. The primary focus of this revision was updating the theory chapters to reflect the most recent research. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Gregory J. Feist has taught at San Jose State University in California. He received his Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of California - Berkeley and is Undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He is widely published in personality and creativity, scientific eminence, and the psychology of science. His research in creativitiy has been recognized by receipt of an Erly Career Award from Division for Psychology and the Arts (Division 10) of the American Psychological Association. He is also on the Editorial Board of Review of General Psychology.
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Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction to Personality Theory Part II: Psychodynamic Theories Chapter 2: Freud: Psychoanalysis Chapter 3: Adler: Individual Psychology Chapter 4: Jung: Analytical Psychology Chapter 5: Klein: Object Relations Theory Chapter 6: Horney: Psychoanalytic Social Theory Chapter 7: Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis Chapter 8: Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory Chapter 9: Erikson: Post-Freudian Theory Part III: Humanistic/Existential Theories Chapter 10: Maslow: Holistic-Dynamic Theory Chapter 11: Rogers: Person-Centered Theory Chapter 12: May: Existential Psychology Part IV: Dispositional Theories Chapter 13: Allport: Psychology of the Individual Chapter 14: Eysenck, McCrae, and Costa's Factor and Trait Theories Part V: Learning Theories Chapter 15: Skinner: Behavioral Analysis Chapter 16: Bandura: Social Cognitive Theory Chapter 17: Rotter and Mischel: Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter 18: Kelly: Psychology of Personal Constructs
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