Personality: analysis and interpretation of lives

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Psychology - 678 pages
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In this introduction to the psychology of personality, author David Winter gives a comprehensive account of the main lines of personality theory and research. Unlike most texts in the area of personality, whose research is limited to the last fifty years, Winter takes a much broader approach. Believing that the study of personality should go beyond a review of recent American psychology research, this book sets the study of personality in a much broader context. The book does not limit itself to traditional personality research literature. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with citations from Shakespeare, as well as brief excursions into history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and philosophy.

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Contents

PART ONE Psychoanalytic Theories and Motives
23
PART TWO SelfTheory and Cognitions
174
THE SOCIAL ORDER
211
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