Theories of Personality

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McGraw-Hill, 1997 - Psychology - 624 pages
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Accurate and authoritative, Theories of Personality by Jess and Gregory Feist presents 23 leading theories of personality in a thorough, interesting and logical manner. The book begins with an introductory chapter designed to acquaint students with the meaning of personality and provide them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory and its crucial contributions to science. The next seventeen chapters present twenty three major theories with a fresh approach and a more complete view encompassing, a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research and applications to real life. When appropriate, the authors point out ways in which the theorists life experiences may have helped shape her or his theory.Feist & Feist's Theories of Personality organizes personality theories into four major approaches. First it presents the psychodynamic theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Melanie Klein, Margaret Mahler, Otto Kernberg, Heinz Kohut, John Bowlby, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, Harry Stack Sullivan and Erik Erikson. Next, it discusses the learning theories of B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Walter Mischel, and Julian Rotter. The third major approach includes the dispositional theories of Raymond B. Cattell, Hans Eysenck, and Gordon Allport. The next section includes the humanistic/existential theories of George Kelly, Carl Rogers, Abraham H. Maslow, and Rollo May. The book concludes with a final word on theorists of personality, a summary of their concepts of humanity and an overall evaluation of their theories.

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This is a textbook about the various theories of personality in psychology. For the purposes of the book and for purposes of psychological study, personality as a construct is defined as "a pattern of ... Read full review

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A good introduction which compares many perspectives on Personality. Very expensive. Read full review

Contents

Chapter l
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Dimensions for a Concept
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Part 2
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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.

Tomi-Ann Roberts is the Winkler Herman Professor of Psychology at Colorado College. She received her PhD in social and personality psychology in 1990 from Stanford University, and her BA in psychology from Smith College in 1985. Her publications in the areas of gender, personality, and emotion psychology include "Objectification Theory," an original theory that has generated a great deal of research into the causes and consequences of the sexual objectification of girls and women. The first paper she co-authored on this topic is the most cited article in the 35-year history of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly. She served on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, is coauthor of a forthcoming book, the Sexualization of Girls and Girlhood: Causes, Consequences and Resistance, and continues to work on both empirical research, applied consulting work, and media efforts in this area. In addition to her teaching in both psychology and gender studies at Colorado College, she currently serves on the executive committee of APA's Division 35, chairs a Task Force on Educating Through Feminist Research, and is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

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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