Personality Theory by Douglas P. CrownePersonality Theory by Douglas P. Crowne

Personality Theory

byDouglas P. Crowne

Hardcover | June 2, 2009

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Personality Theory is a lively and accessible introduction to the major theoretical perspectives that inform contemporary research on personality. Tracing the work of individual theorists within the context of the eight overarching paradigms used to explain the origins and organization ofhuman behaviour, author Douglas Crowne provides an even-handed overview of each theorist's contributions to the field. Students are encouraged to think critically by assessing the theorists' strengths and weaknesses, while pointing to what remains valuable and groundbreaking in their work. Thissecond edition has been thoroughly updated and boasts new pedagogy, a new chapter on personality disorders, and new part divisions reflecting the basic paradigms. Engaging with a lucid narrative, Personality Theory is an exceptionally fascinating and readable text.
Douglas P. Crowne is Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Title:Personality TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.96 inPublished:June 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Scientific Study of PersonalityPart 1: The Psychodynamic Paradigm2. The Beginnings of Personality Theory3. Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud4. Analytic Psychology: Carl Jung5. Ego Psychology: Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann, and Erik EriksonPart 2: Family, Society, and Culture6. The Neo-Freudians: Alfred Adler7. Three Eminent Neo-Freudians: Harry Stack Sullivan, Karen Horney, and Erich FrommPart 3: The Psychiatric Paradigm8. Disorders of PersonalityPart 4: Trait Theory9. Gordon Allport, Raymond Cattell, Hans Eysenck, and the Big FivePart 5: Existentialism10. The Existentialism of R.D. LaingPart 6: Phenomenology and Humanism11. Carl Rogers' Theory of the Person, George Kelly's Personal Construct TheoryPart 7: Learning and Theories of Personality12. The S-R Theory of John Dollard and Neal Miller13. The Radical Behaviourism of B.F. Skinner14. The Social Learning Theory of Julian Rotter15. The Social Cognitive Learning Theories of Albert Bandura and Walter MischelPart 8: The Inheritance of Behaviour16. Genes, Behaviour, and Personality17. Personality Theory in PerspectiveAppendixGlossaryReferencesIndex