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Theories of Personality, International Edition By Richard M. Ryckman

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Designed to guide students towards a comprehensive understanding of major personality theories, Ryckman provides a theory-by-theory approach that helps students develop the skills needed to critically evaluate personality theories. This edition is updated to include the latest research references.

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Theories of Personality, International Edition by Richard M. Ryckman

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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About Richard M. Ryckman

Richard M. Ryckman has taught Personality for over 30 years, and is currently conducting research on two measures of competition, hyper-competitiveness and personal development competitiveness. He is known for developing the measure of physical self-efficacy. He is also a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Personality and the Scientific Outlook. 2. Freud''s Psychoanalytic Perspectives. 3. Jung''s Analytical Psychology. 4. Adler''s Individual Psychology. 5. Horney''s Social and Cultural Psychoanalysis. 6. Erikson''s Psychoanalytic Ego Psychology. 7. Kohut''s Self Psychology. 8. Allport''s Trait Theory. 9. Cattell''s Structure-Based Systems Theory. 10. Eysenck''s Biological Typology. 11. Kelly''s Theory of Personal Constructs. 12. Maslow''s Self-Actualization Position. 13. Roger''s Person-Centered Theory. 14. May''s Existential-Analytic Position. 15. Skinner''s Operant Analysis. 16. Rotter''s Expectancy Reinforcement Value Model. 17. Bandura''s Social Cognitive Theory. 18. Theory and Research in Contemporary Personality Psychology.

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Theories of Personality, International Edition by Richard M. Ryckman
Richard M. Ryckman
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