Personality Theories

  • AUTHOR: Barbara Engler
  • ISBN-13: 9781285088808 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 528 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The Ninth Edition of PERSONALITY THEORIES continues to provide sound and thorough coverage enhanced with solid pedagogy, a critical-thinking focus, and integration of multicultural and gender-related issues. Each chapter focuses on one theory or group of theories and includes brief biographies that shed light on how the theories were formed. Engler also provides criteria for evaluating each theory and cites current relevant research. A final chapter on Zen Buddhism covers a major non-Western theory of personality and serves to distinguish this program in the field. Available with InfoTracĀ® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • "Personal Experiences" features relate psychology concepts to everyday life experience.
  • "Thinking Critically" boxes throughout the text present compelling activities that encourage students to analyze or apply key issues to the theories discussed.
  • "To Learn More" features direct students to the Companion Website, where they will find a discussion of each topic as well as links for further research. The web modules posted at the website cover topics such as the status of psychoanalysis today, recent existential theories, and the use of medication to treat depression.
  • "Philosophical Assumption" boxes guide students in analyzing theorists' philosophical views, and enable them to place each theory along several philosophical continuums.
  • "Philosophy, Science, and Art" sections at the end of each chapter help students examine how a theory is represented in these disciplines.
  • A unique final chapter on Zen Buddhism adds significant cross-cultural understanding of personality theory.
  • A "Timeline of Theorists" on the inside front cover provides a contextual reference for theorists' lives in relation to historical events.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Barbara Engler

    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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Evaluating Personality Theories.
Part I: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACH.
2. Psychoanalysis.
Part II: THE NEOPSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACH.
3. Analytical Psychology.
4. Interpsychic Theories.
5. Psychoanalytic Social Psychology.
Part III: MORE RECENT TRENDS IN PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY.
6. Ego Analytic Psychology.
7. Human Relations.
Part IV: BEHAVIOR AND LEARNING THEORIES.
8. Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
9. Social Learning Theories.
Part V: DISPOSITIONAL AND BIOLOGICAL THEORIES.
10. Traits and Personology.
11. Factor Analytic, Genetic, and Evolutionary Theories
12. Biological Traits.
Part VI: HUMANISTIC AND EXISTENTIAL THEORIES.
13. Humanism.
14. Existential Psychoanalysis.
Part VII: COGNITIVE THEORIES.
15. Personal Constructs.
16. Cognitive-Behavioral Theories.
Part VIII: A NON-WESTERN APPROACH.
17. Zen Buddhism.
CONCLUSION: Personality Theory in Perspective.
GLOSSARY.
REFERENCES.
INDEX.
PHOTO CREDITS.

New to this Edition

  • Updated! All content is updated to reflect the status of current research on each theorist. Coverage includes new research on the Big Five, siblings' birth order and IQ, as well as terrorism and terror management theory.
  • This edition pays considerable attention to the neurobiological basis of personality (a major emerging interest in personality theorizing) and the effects of computer and social media.
  • The popular "Thinking Critically" boxes present such new topics as "Identifying Defense Mechanisms," "Neurotic Needs, Modes, and Orientations," "Serial Testimony," and others.
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