Theories of Personality

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Brown & Benchmark, Jul 1, 1994 - Personality - 818 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.

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User Review  - Billie Pritchett - Goodreads

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

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INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction
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Psychodynamic Theories
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Jess Feist received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Kansas. Dr. Feist and co-author Linda Brannon are both professors in the department of Psychology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where they have been teaching since receiving their doctorates. After becoming interested in the emerging field of health psychology, Feist and Brannon co-authored the first edition of this text in the 1980s, and they have enjoyed expanding and developing their text along with the field for more than two decades. In addition to his work in health psychology, Dr. Feist has co-authored a text on personality with his son Greg.

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