Filled with updated research and findings, the ninth edition of Schultz and Schultz's THEORIES OF PERSONALITY gives you a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' personal and professional lives on the development of these theories. The book also explores the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment, and includes numerous examples, tables, and figures that further enhance your understanding of the content. The final chapter, "Personality in Perspective," integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work.
By Lisa - October 13, 2010
I purchased thus book for a class. It was easy to read and understand. The questions in the back helped to assure your understanding! I would recommend it highly!
Great Book On Personality Theories!
By Oceaneco1 "Julie" - March 26, 2012
What I found interesting about this book was, that it not only explains the theories, it also give a short biography on each theorist as well. I enjoyed reading their personal background, which helps explain some of their theories at times. I found this was especially true with Freud. These biographies also help explain why some of the theorist added to Freud's theory of psychoanalysis and why some, such as Karen Horney, back lashed at Freud and said that men had womb envy and she placed a greater emphasis on social relationships, "to Horney, people are motivated not by sexual or aggressive forces but by the needs for security and love." All in all, no one theory is best alone. People are too complex to be suited up to only one theory. This book along with the Personality Theory Workbook, really helps put these theories into everyday perspectives. In my psych of personality class we would read the chapter and then get into groups and use the workbook to answer the questions about the... read more
Expensive but worth it
By Manuel Condado - February 8, 2012
Although this book wasn't required in my course. My professor gave lectures of it, so it motivated me to purchase to buy since at times I might not have enough time to write down important information down. The book discusses about several theorist's such as Freud,Yung, Erickson. The author in my opinion did an excellent job in going in depth but making it easy to understand to the most basic terms. I recommend this book for any student taking psychology. Although I wish the author would touch more on areas such as sigmund fred and his theory of mind. (Conscious,preconscious,and unconscious)