Personality Theories

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Cengage Learning, Aug 25, 2008 - Psychology - 576 pages
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The new Eighth Edition of Personality Theories continues to provide sound and thorough coverage enhanced with solid pedagogy, a critical-thinking focus, and integration of multicultural and gender-related issues throughout the text. Each chapter focuses on one theory or group of theories and includes brief biographies that shed light on how the theories were formed. Engler 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.
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Contents

Introduction Evaluating Personality Theories
1
The Psychoanalytic Approach
27
The Neopsychoanalytic Approach
67
More Recent Trends in Psychoanalytic Theory
147
Behavior and Learning Theories
205
Dispositional and Biological Theories
261
Humanistic and Existential Theories
347
Cognitive Theories
405
A NonWestern Approach
455
Personality Theory in Perspective
481
Glossary
493
References
509
Index
541
Photo credits
554
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About the author (2008)

Barbara Engler was a professor of psychology at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, where she taught the undergraduate personality theory course for 25 years. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drew University in 1969. Dr. Engler has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall Universities and has contributed articles and reviews to such publications as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Contemporary Psychology.

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