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1st Edition

An Introduction to Personality Study

ISBN 9780367133320
Published April 26, 2021 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1950, the need for a small standard text on basic principles of personality structure and development had been very apparent to teachers of psychology for some time. There were many books illustrating specialized or applied aspects of the psychology of personality – such as abnormal psychology, educational psychology, child psychology, mental measurement, vocational guidance, etc. – but lacking was a treatment of personality study as pure psychology, concentrating on the fundamentals. The aim of this title was therefore to bring the general problems of personality description and development, normal and abnormal, into a single perspective and to integrate the principle fields of observation in clear cut generalizations.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Problems of Personality Study  2. Inherited, Constitutional Influences in Personality  3. Psychodynamics I: The Rise of Normal Personality Structures  4. Psychodynamics II: Further Analysis of Basic Structures and Functions  5. Psychodynamics III: The Progress of Adjustment or Maladjustment  6. The Abnormal Personality, Neurotic and Psychotic  7. The Description of Personality  8. The Measurement of Personality  9. Personality and the Body: Psychosomatics  10. Personality and the Cultural Pattern  11. The Life Course of Personality.  Subject Index.  Author Index.

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