Theories of Personality: Understanding Persons

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A survey of classical and current theories of personality, including explanations of theoretical concepts as presented by the original theorists, as well as more recent criticisms and applications. The book illustrates each theory with two psychobiographies, in which theoretical concepts are used to understand a diversity of current and historical individuals, such as Hitler and Gandhi. The biographies of each theorist are provided and the implications of theories for therapy discussed.

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This engaging text provides an overview of major classic and current theories of personality, integrating clear explanation of theory with the latest research. It conducts an up-to-date evaluation of the scientific status of theoretical assertions, bringing theories to life through the interpretation of illustrative biographies. The Second Edition has been updated to include the most current research available.

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Key Benefit: This engaging book provides an overview of major classic and current theories of personality, integrating clear explanation of theory with the latest research. It conducts an up-to-date evaluation of the scientific status of theoretical assertions, bringing theories to life through the interpretation of illustrative biographies. Key Topics: Offers a thorough development of basic issues by expanding introductory coverage and providing preview tables at the opening of each chapter. Presents coverage of the treatment of the cognitive social learning theorists. Presents material by theoretical perspective, providing introductions to each of the six perspectives, offering a clear statement of how that perspective is distinctive. Includes an introductory chapter with a clear presentation of theory, theoretical concepts, theoretical propositions, and operational definitions, and a discussion of the relationship between theory and research.

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