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Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This successful text puts personality back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought. This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature. For exam ...more
Hardcover, 552 pages
Published December 31st 2010 by Allyn & Bacon (first published August 1st 1998)
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Essie-Marie W.
Pretty interesting stuff. One of my favourite aspects of psychology.
Khalid  Sultan
الكتاب ممتاز من ناحية كمية المعلومات الحديثة وشرحه لها، وعدم تحيزه لأي نظرية وشامل جميع النظريات .
ولكن الترجمة سيئة مما يصعب الفهم، حتى تفهم تحتاج تقرأ المفهوم وشرحه أكثر من مرة. لذلك أعطيته 3 نجمات لو كانت الترجمة جيدة لاستحق الكتاب 5 نجمات .
Ellie J.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3/5 stars
Recommended for people who like:
psychology, personality, different methods of studying psychology

In terms of whether the textbook does its job in teaching personality psychology, it does a good job. In terms of whether the textbook is too verbose and spends too much time on certain sections and topics, it also does a good job.

I get that there's a bunch of different ways to study personality, from psychoanalysis to to the trait approach, but there really doesn't need to be a 30- to 40
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Audioreader
The best thing about this book is their balanced approach in presenting psychology as seen from eight different perspectives: psychoanalytic, neoanalytic/ego, biological, behavioral, cognitive, trait, humanistic, and interactionist. Too often in academia, authors will have a polarized view toward their own theories. Even worse, especially today, students (in all areas of life) often demonstrate very polarized and even binary thinking. The authors study what we currently know about personality ps ...more
Kristina Bartholomew
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book I read for Psychology of Personalty. I learned a lot from reading this and thought the book had a good flow that kept me interested. Was not too complex to read nor was it so simple that it was boring.
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Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book about personality. It was as thorough as I would like but it was a great book for my psychology personality class. It didn't draw me in but chapter 9 on humanism was really good. ...more
Jessica
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
well written text
Syed
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good sumarized book for those wo want study classical and modern approach towards personalities....
Michelle
I really enjoyed this textbook. Was easy and entertaining to read. And after was easy to find information I needed.
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