Personality

Theories of Personality

Author: Jess Feist

Publisher:

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Category: Personality

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"What makes people behave as they do? Are people ordinarily aware of what they are doing, or are their behaviors the result of hidden, unconscious motives? Are some people naturally good and others basically evil? Or do all people have potential to be either good or evil? Is human conduct largely a product of nature, or is it shaped mostly by environmental influences? Can people freely choose to mold their personality, or are their lives determined by forces beyond their control? Are people best described by their similarities, or is uniqueness the dominant characteristic of humans? What causes some people to develop disordered personalities whereas others seem to grow toward psychological health? These questions have been asked and debated by philosophers, scholars, and religious thinkers for several thousand years; but most of these discussions were based on personal opinions that were colored by political, economic, religious, and social considerations. Then, near the end of the 19th century, some progress was made in humanity's ability to organize, explain, and predict its own actions. The emergence of psychology as the scientific study of human behavior marked the beginning of a more systematic approach to the study of human personality. This edition continues to emphasize the strong and unique features of earlier editions, namely the overviews near the beginning of each chapter, a lively writing style, the thought- provoking concepts of humanity as seen by each theorist, and the structured evaluations of each theory"--
Education

Personality Theories

Author: Barbara Engler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Category: Education

Page: 528

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The Ninth Edition of PERSONALITY THEORIES continues to provide thorough coverage enhanced with helpful learning aids, opportunities for honing critical thinking skills, and integration of multicultural and gender-related issues. Each chapter focuses on one theory or group of theories and includes brief biographies that shed light on how the theories were formed. The author also provides criteria for evaluating each theory and cites current relevant research. A final chapter on Zen Buddhism covers a major non-Western theory of personality and serves to distinguish this program in the field. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Psychology

An Introduction to Theories of Personality

Author: Robert Ewen B

Publisher: Psychology Press

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Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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This 7th Edition helps students unravel the mysteries of human behavior through its highly readable introduction to the ideas of the most significant personality theorists. Engaging biographical sketches begin each chapter, and unique capsule summaries help students review key concepts. Theories come alive through the inclusion of quotations from the theorists’ writings and numerous applications such as dream interpretation, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Significant changes in the 7th edition include an extended discussion of the practical applications of personality theory, with an emphasis on guidelines that can help people increase their self-knowledge, make better decisions, and live more fulfilling lives. Fictionalized but true-to-life examples illustrating the perils of inadequate self-knowledge include college students, parents, terrorists, business executives, and politicians, while other examples show the positive outcomes that can result from a better understanding of one’s unconscious. This 7th edition also includes a more extensive discussion of how a lack of self-understanding caused difficulties for such noted theorists as Freud and Erikson, and a new section that explains how behavior can be strongly influenced by the situation as well as by one’s personality. Finally, a new interactive web site provides practice test questions and other topics of interest.
Psychology

Theories of Personality

Author: Duane Schultz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Filled with updated research and findings, Schultz and Schultz’s THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 11th Edition gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists’ personal and professional lives on the development of their theories. The text reviews current work on selected facets of personality including locus of control, sensation seeking, learned helplessness, optimism-pessimism, and positive psychology. The authors also explore the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment. The final chapter, Personality in Perspective, integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists’ work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Personality

Interpreting Personality Theories

Author: Ledford J. Bischof

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Category: Personality

Page: 653

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Discusses the theories of Freud, Murray, Jung, Adler, Horney, Moreno, Allport, Rogers, Murphy, Sheldon, Cattell, Eysenck, Lewin, Mowrer, Maslow, Kelly, Erikson, Sullivan, and Fromm.
Psychology

Handbook of Personality

Author: Oliver P. John

Publisher: Guilford Press

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Category: Psychology

Page: 862

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This authoritative handbook is the reference of choice for researchers and students of personality. Leading authorities describe the most important theoretical approaches in personality and review the state of the science in five broad content areas: biological bases; development; self and social processes; cognitive and motivational processes; and emotion, adjustment, and health. Within each area, chapters present innovative ideas, findings, research designs, and measurement approaches. Areas of integration and consensus are discussed, as are key questions and controversies still facing the field.
Identity (Psychology)

Personality

Author: Lawrence A. Pervin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Identity (Psychology)

Page: 584

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Ce document est le fruit de l'expérience de l'auteur comme enseignant sur le phénomème de la personnalité. Il aborde la personnalité sous l'angle de théories spécifiques, alternatives à la conception usuelle de ce que représente la personnalité. Il est également question du recueil et de l'analyse des données de l'évaluation de la personnalité
Psychology

An Introduction to Theories of Personality

Author: Robert B. Ewen

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Category: Psychology

Page: 451

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This 7th edition is intended as an upper-level undergraduate or graduate level text for courses on theories of personality, personality theory, personality, or psychology of personality. It provides an introduction to the ideas of the most important personality theorists.