An Introduction to Theories of Personality

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Prentice Hall, 1994 - Personality - 627 pages
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This introduction to the theories of personality introduces readers not only to the rich history of psychology but to practical information that helps them understand their own lives and their relationships with other people. Using a theorist-by-theorist approach, the book summarizes the major theories of personality and emphasizes that the best understanding of personality derives from a variety of viewpoints. Thus, theories representing the psychoanalytic, sociocultural, trait, learning, sociological, and existential-humanistic paradigms are offered as different--yet equally valid--ways of approaching the study of personality. Includes a series of experiential exercises. What Is Personality? Sigmund Freud. Carl Jung. Alfred Adler. Karen Horney. Erik H. Erikson. Gordon Allport. Raymond B. Cattell and Hans J. Eysenck. B. F. Skinner. John Dollard and Neal Miller. Albert Bandura and Walter Mischel. Edward O. Wilson. George Kelly. Carl Rogers. Abraham Maslow. Rollo Reese May. For anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of personality and individual differences.

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User Review  - Olivia Krieger - Goodreads

Best psychology textbook I've encountered. Layout is clear and straightforward. No excessive marginal diagrams or key words. Thorough and fascinating. Gives exceptional consideration to each theorist ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debmach - Goodreads

Helpful, clear exploration of the theorists and their theories of personality. Provided plenty of food for thought regarding the questions: "What is personality?" "What is self?" Read full review


ONE What Is Personality? l
Biographical Sketch
Instincts and Their Characteristics

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A former chair of Hamline's psychology department at Hamline University, Dr. Hergenhahn has been awarded for excellence in teaching, has authored several widely adopted textbooks and numerous journal articles.

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