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Author: Jerry M Burger
Publisher: Belmont, Calif : Wadsworth, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed., 3rd printView all editions and formats

Integrating traditional personality theories with late-1990s research, this fifth edition of "Personality" combines a classic and contemporary theory with research.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry M Burger
ISBN: 0534362354 9780534362355
OCLC Number: 611988774
Description: 585 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1. What is Personality? The Person and the Situation. Defining Personality. Six Approaches to Personality. Personality and Culture. The Study of Personality: Theory, Application, Assessment, and Research. 2. Personality Research Methods. The Hypothesis-Testing Approach. Statistical Analysis of Data. Problems to Look for When Examining Research. Personality Assessment. 3. The Psychoanalytic Approach: Freudian Theory, Application, and Assessment. Freud Discovers the Unconscious. The Freudian Theory of Personality. The Structural Model. Instincts and Tension Reduction. Defense Mechanisms. Psychosexual Stages of Development. Getting at Unconscious Material. Application: Psychoanalysis. Assessment: Projective Tests. Strengths and Criticisms of Freud's Theory. 4. The Freudian Approach: Relevant Research. Dream Interpretation. Defense Mechanisms. Humour. Hypnosis. 5. The Psychoanalytical Approach: Neo-Freudian Theory, Application, and Assessment. Limits and Liabilities of Freudian Theories. Alfred Adler. Carl Jung. Erik Erikson. Karen Horney. Harry Stack Sullivan. Erich Fromm. Strengths and Criticisms of Neo-Freudian Theories. 6. Neo-Freudian Theories: Relevant Research. Anxiety and Coping Strategies. Frustration and Aggression. Attachment Style and Adult Relationships. 7. The Trait Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. The Trait Approach. Important Trait Theorists. Factor Analysis and the Search for the Structure of Personality. The Situation Versus Trait Controversy. Application: The Big Five in the Workplace. Assessment: Self-Report Inventories. Strengths and Criticisms of the Trait Approach. 8. The Trait Approach: Relevant Research. Achievement Motivation. Type A - Type B Behaviour Patterns. Social Anxiety. Emotions. Optimism and Pessimism. 9. The Biological Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment. Hans Eysenck's Theory of Personality. Temperament. Evolutionary Personality Psychology. Application: Children's Temperaments and School. Assessment: Brain Electrical Activity and Cerebral Asymmetry. Strengths and Criticisms of the Biological Approach. 10. The Biological Approach: Relevant Research. Heritability of Personality Traits. Extraversion-Introversion. The Heritability of Extraversion. Evolutionary Personality Theory and Mate Selection. 11. The Humanistic Approach: Theory, Application, And Assessment. The Roots of Humanistic Psychology. Key Elements of the Humanistic Approach. Carl Rogers. (Part contents).
Responsibility: Jerry M. Burger.


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