An Introduction to Theories of Personality, 9th edition

  • Matthew H. Olson
  • Domenica Favero
  • BR H. Hergenhahn

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For courses in personality psychology.


Explore personality with the theorists

An Introduction to Theories of Personality uses a unique theorist-by-theorist approach in introducing the basics of personality theory, ranging from Freud and other personality theory pioneers to modern theorists. Both the theorists and their theories are discussed — supported by a wealth of primary sources, biographical information, and additional research — in a way that urges students to consider not only psychology as a field but their own lives and relationships. The 9th Edition has been thoroughly updated; changes include chapter revisions and reorganizations based on student input, updated chapter introductions and Questions for Discussions, and more.

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY
1. What is Personality?

PART II: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PARADIGM
2. Sigmund Freud
3. Carl Jung

PART III: THE SOCIOCULTURAL PARADIGM

4. Alfred Adler
5. Karen Horney
6. Erik H. Erikson

PART IV: THE TRAIT PARADIGM
7. Gordon Allport
8. Raymond B. Cattell and Hans J. Eysenck

PART V: THE LEARNING PARADIGM
9. B.F. Skinner
10. John Dollard and Neal Miller
11. Albert Bandura and Walter Mischel

PART VI: THE EVOLUTIONARY PARADIGM
12. David M. Buss

PART VII: THE EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC PARADIGM

13. George Kelly
14. Carl Rogers
15. Abraham Maslow
16. Rollo Reese May

PART VII: SUMMING UP AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
17. A Final Word

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Published by Pearson (August 6th 2019) - Copyright © 2020