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An Introduction to Theories of Personality

7th Edition

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An Introduction to Theories of Personality by Robert B. Ewen
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This 7th Edition helps students unravel the mysteries of human behavior through its highly readable introduction to the ideas of the most significant personality theorists. Engaging biographical sketches begin each chapter, and unique capsule summaries help students review key concepts. Theories come alive through the inclusion of quotations from the theorists' writings and numerous applications such as dream interpretation, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Significant changes in the 7th edition include an extended discussion of the practical applications of personality theory, with an emphasis on guidelines that can help people increase their self-knowledge, make better decisions, and live more fulfilling lives. Fictionalized but true-to-life examples illustrating the perils of inadequate self-knowledge include college students, parents, terrorists, business executives, and politicians, while other examples show the positive outcomes that can result from a better understanding of one's unconscious. This 7th edition also includes a more extensive discussion of how a lack of self-understanding caused difficulties for such noted theorists as Freud and Erikson, and a new section that explains how behavior can be strongly influenced by the situation as well as by one's personality. Finally, a new interactive web site provides practice test questions and other topics of interest.

Author Biography

Robert B. Ewen, Ph.D., teaches advanced placement psychology at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. He previously taught at New York University and Florida International University. Dr. Ewen is also the co-author of a successful college text on statistics for the behavioral sciences that is currently in its sixth edition.
Release date Australia
October 5th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
7th New edition
Illustrations
34 Tables, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Psychology Press Ltd
Pages
470
Dimensions
174x246x28
ISBN-13
9781841697468
Product ID
3415431

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