Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research by Howard S. FriedmanPersonality: Classic Theories and Modern Research by Howard S. Friedman

Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research

byHoward S. Friedman, Miriam W. Schustack

Hardcover | December 21, 2010

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This successful text puts “personality” back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought.


This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature.  For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism.


Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's fourth edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.

Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, where he studies personality and health. Dr. Friedman was awarded UCR’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2000 he was named Outstanding Teacher by the Western Psychological Association (WPA). He is an elected Fellow of the Divisi...
Title:Personality: Classic Theories and Modern ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 10.1 × 8.1 × 1 inPublished:December 21, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205050174

ISBN - 13:9780205050178

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1      What Is Personality?

Chapter 2      How Is Personality Studied and Assessed?


Part II Eight Basic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 3      Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 4      Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality: Identity

Chapter 5      Biological Aspects of Personality 

Chapter 6      Behaviorist and Learning Aspects of Personality 

Chapter 7      Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 8      Trait Aspects of Personality

Chapter 9      Humanistic, Existential, and Positive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 10    Person—Situation Interactionist Aspects of Personality 


Part III Applications to Individual Differences

Chapter 11    Male—Female Differences

Chapter 12    Stress, Adjustment, and Health Differences

Chapter 13    Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity: Processes and Differences 

Chapter 14    Love and Hate 


Part IV Conclusion and Outlook for the Future

Chapter 15    Where Will We Find Personality?