Theories of Personality by Jess Feist – 7th edition
Theories of Personality by Jess Feist & Gregory J. Feist – 7 ed.
Are people ordinarily aware of what they are doing, or are their behaviors the result of hidden, unconscious motives? Are some people naturally good and others basically evil? Or do all people have potential to be either good or evil? Is human conduct largely a product of nature, or is it shaped mostly by environmental influences?
Can people freely choose to mold their personality, or are their lives determined by forces beyond their control? Are people best described by their similarities, or is uniqueness the dominant characteristic of humans? What causes some people to develop disordered personalities whereas others seem to grow toward psychological health?
These questions have been asked and debated by philosophers, scholars, and religious thinkers for several thousand years; but most of these discussions were based on personal opinions that were colored by political, economic, religious, and social considerations.
Early personality theorists, such as Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Carl Jung, relied mostly on clinical observations to construct models of human behavior. Although their data were more systematic and reliable than those of earlier observers, these theorists continued to rely on their own individualized way of looking at things, and thus they arrived at different conceptions of the nature of humanity.
The seventh edition of Theories of Personality continues to emphasize the strong and unique features of earlier editions, namely the overviews near the beginning of each chapter, a lively writing style, the thought-provoking concepts of humanity as seen by each theorist, and the structured evaluations of each theory.
The seventh edition of Theories of Personality uses clear, concise, and comprehensible language as well as an informal writing style. The book is designed for undergraduate students and should be understood by those with a minimum background in psychology.
II. Psychodynamic Theories
- Freud: Psychoanalysis
- Adler: Individual Psychology
- Jung: Analytical Psychology
- Klein: Object Relations Theory
- Horney: Psychoanalytic Social Theory
- Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis
- Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory
- Erikson: Post-Freudian Theory
III. Humanistic / Existential Theories
IV. Dispositional Theories
V. Learning Theories
- Skinner: Behavioral Analysis
- Bandura: Social Cognitive Theory
- Rotter and Mischel: Cognitive Social Learning Theory
- Kelly: Psychology of Personal Constructs
Size: 5 Mb