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.
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.
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.