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Theories of Personality

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The 7th edition of this trusted introduction to personality centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background, family experiences, personalities, and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understandin...more
Paperback, 573 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published February 1st 1990)
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My all time favorite! Too bad I haven't yet learned personality psychology in my own campus. I always loved non-scientific part of psychology, and this book represents it. The psychodynamic parts get the biggest portion here, because those fathers of psychodynamic have decent theories of personalities. They are the trigger of the studies of personality.

What I really love from this book is that this book isn't really a scientific book. It's a scientific-philosophic book. Perhaps that's the reason...more
Billie Pritchett
This is a textbook about the various theories of personality in psychology. For the purposes of the book and for purposes of psychological study, personality as a construct is defined as "a pattern of relatively permanent traits and unique characteristics that give both consistency and individuality to a person's behavior" (p. 4). The textbook I read is the seventh edition (it has since been updated, and I will soon read that for a course), which covers the following kinds of personality theorie...more
This was for my Personality Theory psych class, and I keep picking it up because it is SO GOOD! I love theories and philosophies about how the human being acts and think, and this has 15 (I think) psychologists from Freud to Rogers to May. It's fantastic and I love every bit of it :)

I would recommend it to anyone that wants to broaden their perspective on how to relate and understand others.
Jun 17, 2008 Tessa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychology students, those interested in psychology
This is the very first book that I've ever had and read page by page when I first stepped into taking my psychology major. Thanks to our psychology major teacher, I was able to discover this wonderful book.

Theories and its terms are understandable and well explained, also a good background check on who are the Psychology Theorists behind every theory.
Chantal Mcclelland
Organized well, like the exploration of each personality theorists personality, as well as the humanistic critique presented after each one.
For a textbook, this wasn't bad. If you're interested in the different personality theorists (Freud, Jung, Adler, etc.), this is a great book.
This is a good book for understanding the foundations of the various theories that came about that are in common use today in psychology.
Complete theories and history. simple language. could be a guidance for personality theories.
Eric Brooke
A good introduction which compares many perspectives on Personality. Very expensive.
Happy Virgina Puspa Nirmala
what a great book for psychologist
Hecxon Tong
my favorite textbook
I like to know about teens
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