Personality Theories An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0618496629

ISBN-13: 9780618496624

Edition: 7th 2006

Authors: Barbara Engler

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The Seventh Edition of "Personality Theories" continues its sound tradition of providing accurate and thorough coverage via an easily accessible text enhanced by pedagogical features and a focus on critical thinking. "Personality Theories" is designed both to explain the major personality theories and to stimulate critical thinking about them. Each chapter focuses on one theory or group of theories and provides brief biographies that shed light on how the theories were formed. Engler also provides criteria for evaluating each theory and cites current research pertaining to that theory, in addition to integrating multicultural and gender-related issues throughout the text."Thinking Critically" boxes throughout the text present interesting activities that encourage students to analyze or apply key issues related to the theories discussed."To Learn More" prompts in the text direct students to the web site where they will find modules on topics such as the status of psychoanalysis today, recent existential theories, and the use of medication to treat depression.Up-to-date coverage includes Levinson's research in Chapter 6; a section on ethnic identity, encompassing work done by Cross, Parham and Helms, and Phinney; coverage of Kernberg and social issues in Chapter 7, including confidentiality, privacy, and his exploration of mature religiosity; and a section on Five Factor Theory in Chapter 11.Additional features include "Philosophical Assumption" boxes, "Philosophy, Science, and Art" sections at the end of each chapter, and a unique final chapter on Zen Buddhism.
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List price: $195.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Barbara Engler was a professor of psychology at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, where she taught the undergraduate personality theory course for 25 years. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drew University in 1969. Dr. Engler has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall Universities and has contributed articles and reviews to such publications as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Contemporary Psychology.

Introduction: Evaluating Personality Theories
The Psychoanalytic Approach
Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud
The Neopsychoanalytic Approach
Analytical Psychology: Carl Jung
Interpsychic Theory: Alfred Adler and Harry Stack Sullivan
Psychoanalytic Social Psychology: Karen Horney, Erich Fromm
More Recent Trends in Psychoanalytic Theory
Ego Analytic Psychology: Erik Erikson
Human Relations: Object Relations Theory, the Stone Center Group
Behavior and Learning Theories
Experimental Analysis of Behavior: John Dollard, Neal Miller, B.F. Skinner
Social Learning Theories: Albert Bandura, Julian Rotter, Walter Mischel
Dispositional Theories
Traits and Personology: Gordon Allport, Henry Murray
Factor Analytic Theories: Raymond Cattell, The Big Five Personality Traits
Biological Traits: Hans Eysenck
Humanistic and Existential Theories
Humanism: Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers
Existential Psychoanalysis: Rollo May
Cognitive Theories
Personal Constructs: George Kelly
Cognitive-Behavioral Theories: Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Arnold Lazarus
A Non-Western Approach
Zen Buddhism Conclusion: Personality Theory in Perspective
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