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Personality Theories : Development, Growth, and Diversity.

Author: Bem P Allen
Publisher: Philadelphia : Taylor and Francis, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th 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.
Personality Theories : Development, Growth, and Diversity.
Philadelphia : Taylor and Francis, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bem P Allen
ISBN: 9781315665115 1315665115
OCLC Number: 945609810
Notes: Basic Concepts: Sullivan.
Description: 1 online resource (577 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; Preliminary Definition of Personality; Implications and Cautions; Methods of Studying Personality; The Case History Method; The Correlation Method; The Experimental Method; Personality Tests: Personologists' Tools; Reliability and Validity; Projective and Objective Tests; Testing and Theorizing about Personality in a World of Human Diversity; A Final Word about "Science"; Chapter Sections; Introductory Statement; The Person: Biographies; View of the Person: General Philosophical Orientation. Basic Concepts: The Heart and Soul of a TheoryEvaluation: Placing a Theory in Perspective; Occasional Sections; Conclusions Section; E-mail Interaction Section; Summary Points; Essay/Critical Thinking Questions; E-mail Interaction; 2 The Psychoanalytic Legacy; Freud, the Person; Freud's View of the Person; Basic Concepts: Freud; Personality Structure: Three Interacting Systems (SIDE); The Five Stages of Personality Development(Old Aunt Pamela Loves Gorillas); A Basic Diversity Issue: Freud's View of Females; Evaluation; Contributions; Supporting Evidence: Older and More Current; Limitations. ConclusionsSummary Points; Essay/Critical Thinking Questions; E-mail Interaction; 3 Personality's Ancestral Foundation; Jung, the Person; Jung's View of the Person; Basic Concepts: Jung; Consciousness and Unconsciousness; Archetypes; Dreams as Messengers from a Wise Unconscious; Personality Typology; Personality Development; Evaluation; Contributions; Limitations; Conclusions; Summary Points; Running Comparison; Essay/Critical Thinking Questions; E-mail Interaction; 4 Overcoming Inferiority and Striving for Superiority; Adler, the Person; Adler's View of the Person; Basic Orientation. Humanitarianism: Diversity as It Concerns Women and People EverywhereBasic Concepts: Adler; Developing Social Feeling: Society, Work, and Love; Style of Life; Future Goals versus Past Events; Overcoming Inferiority; Striving for Superiority and the Superiority Complex; Family Influences on Personality Development; Evaluation; Contributions; Limitations; Conclusions; Summary Points; Running Comparison; Essay/Critical Thinking Questions; E-mail Interact; 5 Moving toward, away from, and against Others; Horney, the Person; Horney's View of the Person; Basic Concepts: Horney. Basic Anxiety: Infantile Helplessness in a Hostile WorldCoping with Ten Neurotic Needs; Moving toward, against, and away from People; Developing an Idealized versus a Real Image of Self; A Basic Diversity Issue: The Psychology of Women; Evaluation; Contributions; Some Research Support; Some Application: Group Therapy; Limitations; Conclusions; Summary Points; Running Comparison; Essay/Critical Thinking Questions; E-mail Interaction; 6 Personality from the Interpersonal Perspective; Sullivan, the Person; Sullivan's View of the Person; Significant Others and the Self; A Need for Tenderness.

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