Theories of Personality

Theories of Personality

by RichardM.Ryckman (Author)

Synopsis

Thoroughly updated to include the latest research references, Richard Ryckman's "theory-by-theory" approach to personality carefully guides students through major theories in a way that helps them develop a comprehensive understanding of personality. Ryckman's personal writing style presents the major theories in a straightforward way--helping readers more easily distinguish between them. At the beginning of the text, Ryckman provides a framework that defines personality, and emphasizes the science of personality (including the interrelation between research and theory). Then, he introduces each major theoretical position with an objective overview of the theorist's basic concepts and principles. Ryckman concludes by noting the ways in which the different theories stimulate additional research efforts, and by presenting five current research trends that have resulted from the work of these earlier theorists. The result is a text that merges the best of classic and contemporary research in the field--leaving students with a solid working knowledge of personality.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Edition: 8th Revised edition
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Published: 23 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0534619835
ISBN 13: 9780534619831