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Beyond Biographies extend the chapter discussion via the text's website to give students access to further information. Teaser questions in the text direct students to interesting information that sheds light on the theorist's perspective.
Increased biographical content has been added to give the students a more complete view of the theorists.
End of chapter summaries have been converted to bulleted lists of key concepts and key terms to provide a more effective study tool to students.
A new online chapter entitled Personality Plus offers an evaluation of personality theories presented in the text, as well as speculating on the future of theories in the field.
Biographies of ten major theorists illustrates how life experience of theorists shaped their theories.
Key Concepts are hi-lighted in bold face type.
'Concept of Humanity' section expands on theorists view to encompass humankind as a whole
'Related Research' section shows how other psychologists and theorists have added to the theory.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great intro to some important psychological theories 29 Mar. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. It covers many different theories on how personality works from different psychological perspectives. Each section helps the reader understand the different views of each theory of personality and how it functions within the mind. One comes away from this book understanding a little bit more about the hows and whys of personality. A great introduction to psychology in general for anybody ranging from student to non-student, specialist to non-specialist. I highly recommend it.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Lack of real world perspective 1 Nov. 2004
By S. A. Kashmarek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I would agree with the other reviews in that this book is an easy to read text with easy to understand explanations. However, there is no real world applicability. There are no case studies about real life people and how their personalities fit into their lives (i.e. type of career, choice of mate, type of friends they choose, how they view money etc.) not to mention that I think it would be interesting to see what other famous people have the same personality traits that we do (as in other texts in this subject area). In an abnormal psychology class I took, the text would refer to real studies of individuals and their psychopathologies that create their persona. To me this is what makes a great text - real life stories with real life people, what a revelation!!

This text also reminds me of a general psychology class, sans the history of psych. in that it covers many famous psychologists, i.e. Freud, Jung, Horney, Fromm etc. but it reads like a historiography of each psychologist, I know all about Freud and his theories, tell me how his view of personality is different than the other psychologists with real case studies, this text lacks the case study depth that other Psych. of Personality texts cover.. From a students point of view; teachers, choose a different text!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great Book, Easy to Read! 7 Sept. 2008
By Ms_Ladi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I actually liked this text. Each chapter is broken into bios of the theorists and elements of their practice. They also combine various theorists if they have something in common or worked together.

I would definitely keep this text to use as a reference in future Psychology classes.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
As colourful as its cover 23 Mar. 2002
By alex anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One of the best books on personality theories. I found mostly fascinating the sections concerning the current findings in personality research. Very serious, detailed and juicy material. A great book to buy and own.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Theories of Personality 6 Jan. 2007
By D. Gordon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. It has each personality theorist followed by their biography, history, personality development. I am going to keep my book for future purposes.
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