Theories of Personality

ISBN-10: 0495099082

ISBN-13: 9780495099086

Edition: 9th 2008

List price: $286.95
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Description: Thoroughly updated to include the latest research references, Richard Ryckman's "theory by theory" approach to personality carefully guides students through major theories in a way that helps them develop a comprehensive understanding of personality. Ryckman's personal writing style presents the major theories in a straightforward way helping readers more easily distinguish between them. At the beginning of the text, Ryckman provides a framework that defines personality, and emphasizes the science of personality (including the interrelation between research and theory). Then, he introduces each major theoretical position with an objective overview of the theorist's basic concepts and principles. Ryckman concludes by noting the ways in which the different theories stimulate additional research efforts, and by presenting five current research trends that have resulted from the work of these earlier theorists. The result is a text that merges the best of classic and contemporary research in the field leaving students with a solid working knowledge of personality.

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Book details

List price: $286.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Richard M. Ryckman has taught Personality for over 30 years, and is currently conducting research on two measures of competition, hyper-competitiveness and personal development competitiveness. He is known for developing the measure of physical self-efficacy. He is also a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Personality and the Scientific Outlook
Freud's Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Jung's Analytical Psychology
Adler's Individual Psychology
Horney's Social and Cultural Psychoanalysis
Erikson's Psychoanalytic Ego Psychology
Kohut's Self Psychology
Allport's Trait Theory
Cattell's Structure-Based Systems Theory
Eysenck's Biological Typology
Kelly's Theory of Personal Constructs
Maslow's Self-Actualization Position
Roger's Person-Centered Theory
May's Existential-Analytic Position
Skinner's Operant Analysis
Rotter's Expectancy Reinforcement Value Model
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory
Theory and Research in Contemporary Personality Psychology
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