Personality Theories: Development, Growth, And Diversity
ISBN: 0205199933
EAN13: 9780205199938
Language: English
Pages: 540
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 9.4" L x 7.1" W
Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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This comprehensive text, organized by individual theorists, examines the major movements in the field of personality through a historic and humanistic approach. Personality Theories provides a comprehensive introduction to key personality theorists by combining their biographical information with their contributions to the field and their ranking among the world's most respected psychologists. In addition, Allen provides a tabular format, a running comparison between the major theorists, which allows students to analyze new theories with respect to theories learned in previous chapters. The unique style of Allen's book is strengthened through his conversational tone, allowing students to easily become familiar with the key people and movements in the field of personality.

FeaturesOffers an abundance of case studies and examples of real human functioning to help deepen students' understanding of the concepts. Highlights diversity issues as part of Allen's humanistic approach to psychology. Includes the latest information on subtle forms of racism; happiness and positive psychology; extraversion; Freud's meetings with other psychologists; Jung's dabbling in parapsychology; the worldwide practical impact of Bandura's ideas; rejection sensitivity; impulse control; the relationship between IQ, genes, Read More chevron_right

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