Personality

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Cengage Learning, Mar 8, 2010 - Psychology - 544 pages
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Jerry Burger's PERSONALITY is the respected, recognized best-seller in the market, providing a solid mid-level book that fuses the best of theory-based and research-based instruction to give students a powerful introduction to personality. Burger pairs theory, applications, and assessment chapters with chapters that describe the research programs aligned with every major theoretical approach. Biographical sketches of theorists and accounts of the stories behind influential research programs help students understand how classic and contemporary findings relate to each other, and reinforce the idea that theory and research perpetuate one another. To round out the text, in-text self-assessments and a Study Guide (available separately) get students to interact with the material
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Contents

What Is Personality?
1
Personality Research Methods
18
The Psychoanalytic Approach Freudian Theory Application and Assessment
39
The Freudian Approach Relevant Research
68
The Psychoanalytic Approach NeoFreudian Theory Application and Assessment
94
The NeoFreudian Theories Relevant Research
123
The Trait Approach Theory Application and Assessment
148
The Trait Approach Relevant Research
182
The Humanistic Approach Relevant Research
306
The BehavioralSocial Learning Approach Theory Application and Assessment
340
The BehavioralSocial Learning Approach Relevant Research
374
The Cognitive Approach Theory Application and Assessment
410
The Cognitive Approach Relevant Research
435
GLOSSARY
453
REFERENCES
456
NAME INDEX
503

The Biological Approach Theory Application and Assessment
221
The Biological Approach Relevant Research
250
The Humanistic Approach Theory Application and Assessment
274

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Jerry M. Burger is a professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, as well as the book DESIRE FOR CONTROL: PERSONALITY, SOCIAL, AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES (1992). He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has served as an associate editor for the Personality Processes and Individual Difference section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Burger continues to teach the personality course, and PERSONALITY, 9th Edition reflects his many years of experience.

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