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Personality theories : development, growth, and diversity

Author: Bem P Allen
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Examines the major movements in the field of personality through a historic and humanistic approach. THis book provides a comprehensive introduction to key personality theorists by combining their biographical information with their contributions to the field and their ranking among the world's most respected psychologists.
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Allen, Bem P., 1940-
Personality theories.
Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003
(OCoLC)647085271
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bem P Allen
ISBN: 0205340504 9780205340507
OCLC Number: 48958468
Description: xxvi, 533 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Each chapter concludes with "Evaluations," "Conclusions," "Summary Points," "Running Comparison," "Essay/Critical Thinking Questions," and "E-mail Interaction."Preface. Introduction. Preliminary Definition of Personality.Methods of Studying Personality.Personality Tests: Personologists Tools.Testing and Theorizing About Personality in a World of Human Diversity.A Final Word About "Science."Chapter Sections.Occasional Sections.2. The Psychoanalytic Legacy: Sigmund Freud. Freud, the Person.Freud's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Freud.3. Personalitys Ancestral Foundation: Carl Jung. Jung, the Person.Jung's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Jung.4. Overcoming Inferiority and Striving for Superiority: Alfred Adler. Adler, the Person.Adler's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Adler.5. Moving toward, away from, and against Others: Karen Horney. Horney, the Person.Horney's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Horney.6. Personality from the Interpersonal Perspective: Harry Stack Sullivan. Sullivan, the Person.Sullivan's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Sullivan.7. The Seasons of Our Lives: Erik Erikson. Erikson, the Person.Erikson's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Erikson.Theoretical and Empirical Support for Eriksons Point of View.8. The Sociopsychological Approach to Personality: Erich Fromm. Fromm, the Person.Fromm's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Fromm.9. Every Person Is to Be Prized: Carl Rogers. Rogers, the Person.Rogers' View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Rogers.10. Becoming All That One Can Be: Abraham Maslow. Maslow, the Person.Maslow's View of the Person.@AHEADS = Basic Concepts: Maslow.11. Marching to a Different Drummer: George Kelly. Kelly, the Person.Kelly's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Kelly.Personality Development.12. The Social-Cognitive Approach to Personality: Walter Mischel and Julian Rotter. Mischel: A Challenge to Traits.Mischel, the Person.Mischel's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Mischel.Conclusions.Rotter: Internal versus External Control of Behavior.Rotter, the Person.Rotter's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Rotter.13. Thinking Ahead and Learning Mastery of Ones Circumstances: Albert Bandura. Bandura, the Person.Bandura's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Bandura.14. It's All a Matter of Consequences: B. F. Skinner. Skinner, the Person.Skinner's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Skinner.15. Human Needs and Environmental Press: Henry A. Murray. Murray, the Person.Murray's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Murray.16. The Trait Approach to Personality: Raymond Cattell and Hans Eysenck. Cattell, the Person.Cattell's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Cattell.Eysenck: 16 = 3-Conceiving of Personality in Three Dimensions.Eysenck, the Person.Eysenck's View of the Person.Basic Concepts and Contributions: Eysenck.Eysenck's Last Word.Limitations.17. Personality Development and Prejudice: Gordon Allport. Allport, the Person.Allport's View of the Person.Basic Concepts: Allport.Personality Development.Personality and Prejudice.Glossary.References.Names Index.Subject Index.Appendix: Where is Personality Going?
Responsibility: Bem P. Allen.

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