9780073532196

Theories of Personality

  • ISBN 13:

    9780073532196

  • ISBN 10:

    0073532193

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/07/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The 8th edition of Theories of Personalityfollows in the tradition of the previous versions, by centering 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 understanding the nature of theory, as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-three major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life. Changes in the 8th edition included a new chapter 8 on evolutionary personality theory, focusing on the work of David Buss. The Related Research sections in each chapter have also been updated.

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