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Psychology Library Editions: Personality


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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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An Introduction to Personality Study

An Introduction to Personality Study

1st Edition

By Raymond B. Cattell
April 26, 2021

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 ...

Approaches to Personality Theory

Approaches to Personality Theory

1st Edition

By David Peck, David Whitlow
April 26, 2021

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,...

Culture and Cognition Readings in Cross-Cultural Psychology

Culture and Cognition: Readings in Cross-Cultural Psychology

1st Edition

Edited By J. W. Berry, P. R. Dasen
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1974, studies of cultural influences on cognition, carried out from a variety of theoretical and methodological stances, were collected for the first time in this volume. The editors placed particular emphasis on selecting material by authors from many countries who had been...

Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems A Developmental Perspective on Behavior and Personality

Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems: A Developmental Perspective on Behavior and Personality

1st Edition

By Donald H. Ford
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1987, the purpose of this title was to develop a conceptual framework for understanding individual humans as complex, functional entities. It was felt that a sound developmental theory of human personality and behaviour would help synthesize existing scientific and clinical ...

Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems Putting the Framework to Work

Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems: Putting the Framework to Work

1st Edition

Edited By Martin E. Ford, Donald H. Ford
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1987, the purpose of this companion volume to Donald Ford’s (1987) Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems: A Developmental Perspective on Personality and Behavior was to illustrate the potential utility of the Living Systems Framework (LSF) for stimulating new ...

Inquiring Man The Psychology of Personal Constructs (3rd Edition)

Inquiring Man: The Psychology of Personal Constructs (3rd Edition)

1st Edition

By Don Bannister, Fay Fransella
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1986, this was a new and completely updated edition of the book which, since 1970 had introduced a whole generation in English psychology to Kelly’s theory of personal constructs. By setting out a broadly designed and experimentally illustrated view of people as ...

Interaction Concepts of Personality

Interaction Concepts of Personality

1st Edition

By Robert C. Carson
April 26, 2021

"Personality" is an intimidatingly complex area of human behaviour, where empirically valid generalizations are not easily established or formulated, and where investigators at the time of publication were themselves a long way from the development of a commonly shared language and conceptual ...

Macrostructures An Interdisciplinary Study of Global Structures in Discourse, Interaction, and Cognition

Macrostructures: An Interdisciplinary Study of Global Structures in Discourse, Interaction, and Cognition

1st Edition

By Teun A. van Dijk
April 26, 2021

Macrostructures are higher-level semantic or conceptual structures that organize the ‘local’ microstructures of discourse, interaction, and their cognitive processing. They are distinguished from other global structures of a more schematic nature, which we call superstructures. Originally published...

Margins of the Mind

Margins of the Mind

1st Edition

By Frank Musgrove
April 26, 2021

‘Psychologists have mapped out developmental stages for the first fifteen to twenty years; but thereafter life is a blank. Half a century of adult life remains, psychologically speaking, an unchartered waste.’ Frank Musgrove focuses on the question ‘Can adults change?’ and challenges the still ...

Personality Disorders New Symptom-Focused Drug Therapy

Personality Disorders: New Symptom-Focused Drug Therapy

1st Edition

By S. Joseph
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1997, using 50 pharmacological case studies, this title illustrates how chronic and difficult psychiatric disorders ranging from paranoid to obsessive-compulsive personality disorder can be responsive to treatment. Readers are first taught to translate DSM-IV diagnostic ...

Prophecy, Behaviour and Change An Examination of Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Helping Relationships

Prophecy, Behaviour and Change: An Examination of Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Helping Relationships

1st Edition

By Gerald G. Smale
April 26, 2021

Professional helpers may harm their clients instead of helping them. This is one of the important implications – for the selection, training and practice of members of the helping professions – of the evidence reviewed in this book. Originally published in 1977, Gerald Smale argues that the ...

The Meaning of Behaviour

The Meaning of Behaviour

1st Edition

By J.R. Maze
April 26, 2021

Originally published in 1983, this title is a determined attack on personality theories current at the time. It critically examines their basic motivational constructs and rejects any that invoke goal-seeking as being inescapably teleological and therefore unacceptable as natural science. Dr Maze ...

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