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Approaches to Personality Theory

1st Edition

By David Peck, David Whitlow


142 pages

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Originally published in 1975, this book reviews the major personality theories influential at the time, including those of Freud, Kelly, Cattell, and Eysenck, and presents the main assessment techniques associated with them. It also discusses their application in such fields as abnormal psychology, diagnosis, psychotherapy, education and criminology.

The authors find none of the theories completely satisfactory, but pinpoint important successes and suggest a promising new approach.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction. 1. Introduction to Personality Theory 2. Psychoanalytic Personality Theory 3. Interpersonal Theories 4. Type and Trait Theories 5. Narrow Band Theories (1) 6. Narrow Band Theories (2) 7. A Social Learning Approach 8. Conclusions. Further Reading. References and Name Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Personality

The study of personality has a long history and many different theoretical viewpoints within psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Personality (16 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1950 and 1997, covering many of these traditions and theories. It includes contributions from many well-respected academics and is a fascinating insight into this diverse field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality