An Introduction to Theories of Personality

An Introduction to Theories of Personality (pdf) by Robert B. Ewen 

This book is an introduction to the field of personality theory. The goals are to provide a foundation for further study, to stimulate enthusiasm for this important and provocative area, and to promote interest in the primary sources on which this secondary one is based.

First-Hand Quotations. To familiarize students with the w ritings of the famous theorists, numerous quotations have been integrated within the text. Capsule Summaries. Most personality theorists are fond (perhaps too fond) of neologisms. To help students learn tire many definitions presented in each chapter.

Capsule Summaries of these concepts are included throughout the text. Theories of personality are much more than abstract ideas and constructs. They provide valuable guidelines that have helped me make better decisions and live a more fulfilling life.

People who lack self-knowledge, who do not understand their real (albeit unconscious) motives and beliefs, are more likely to make bad choices that hurt themselves and others. And such individuals may reach positions of leadership, where their misguided decisions are likely to cause considerable harm. Theories of personality offer effective remedies.

CONTENTS:

Robert B. Ewen:  An Introduction to Theories of Personality

Preface

PART I
THE PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE

  • CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
    Theories of Personality
  • CHAPTER 2 SIGMUND FREUD
    Psychoanalysis
  • CHAPTER 3 CARL GUSTAV JUNG
    Analytical Psychology
  • CHAPTER 5 KAREN HORNEY
    Neurosis and Human Growth
  • CHAPTER 6 ERICH FROMM
    The Escape from Freedom
  • CHAPTER 7 HARRY STACK SULUVAN
    The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry

PART II
THE HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVE

  • CHAPTER 9 CARL R. ROGERS
    Self-Actualization Theory (I)
  • CHAPTER 10 ABRAHAM H. MASLOW
    Self-Actualization Theory (II)
  • CHAPTER 11 ROLLO MAY
    Existential Psychology

PART III
THE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE

  • CHAPTER 12 GORDON W. ALLPORT
    Trait Theory
  • CHAPTER 13 RAYMOND В. CATTELL AND OTHERS
    Factor-Analytic Trait Theory

PART IV
THE BEHAVIORIST PERSPECTIVE

  • CHAPTER 14 B. F. SKINNER
    Radical Behaviorism

PART V
THE COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE

  • CHAPTER 15 GEORGE A. KELLY
    The Psychology of Personal Constructs
  • CHAPTER 16 ALBERT BANDURA
    Social-Cognitive Theory
  • CHAPTER 17 CONCLUSION
    Perspectives and Postscript

APPENDIX
CASE MATERIAL FOR USE WITH THE STUDY QUESTIONS

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