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Theories of Personality 11th Edition

Duane P. Schultz | Sydney Ellen Schultz

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THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 11th Edition, gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this product discusses theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events on the development of their theories. It reviews current work on selected facets of personality including locus of control, sensation seeking, learned helplessness, optimism-pessimism, and positive psychology. The authors also explore how race, gender, and culture play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment.

Duane P. Schultz, University of South Florida

Duane P. Schultz is a former professor of psychology at the University of South Florida. He has also held faculty appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (now the University of Mary Washington), American University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Dr. Schultz and his wife, Sydney Ellen Schultz, are a well-regarded textbook author team.

Sydney Ellen Schultz,

Sydney Ellen Schultz is a writer, editor, and researcher who has developed print and digital publications and teaching materials for publishers, government agencies, schools, and professional associations. She and her husband, Duane Schultz, are well regarded as textbook authors.

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  • Chapter outlines, chapter summaries, critical-thinking review questions, key terms, a margin glossary, a full glossary, a complete reference list, and annotated reading lists help students master the material.
  • Chapter 15, "Personality in Perspective," reviews the major factors that have emerged from the study of personality theories. It also suggests conclusions, related to conscious and unconscious influences (such as genetics, the environment, learning, parental influences, and developmental aspects), that students may draw from their study and analysis of the material discussed in the preceding chapters.
  • Research findings are summarized throughout the text in "Highlights" boxes; bullet point lists help students organize and compare the results of research studies.
  • This edition presents material on the effects of gender, ethnicity, and culture on the issues of personality development, test performance, and the broader conceptions of human nature. It highlights considerable cross-cultural research and a diversity of samples of research participants from European, African, and Asian nations.
  • Each theory is presented in a unit that clearly conveys that theory's ideas, assumptions, definitions, and methods. This presentation allows students to more easily synthesize all facets of each theory. Biographical material on theorists helps students understand the relationship between life experiences and personality theories.
  • Chapter 1's user-friendly introduction to the study of personality includes a do-it-yourself adjective checklist to help students describe their own personalities. There's also a section that examines how social networking sites such as Facebook shape and reflect one's personality, which students should find interesting.
  • "Questions about Human Nature" sections examine six fundamental issues: free will vs. determinism, nature vs. nurture, the importance of childhood experiences, uniqueness vs. universality, goals, and optimism vs. pessimism.

Theories of Personality


1. Studying Personality: Assessment, Research, and Theory.
2. Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis.
3. Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology.
4. Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology.
5. Karen Horney: Neurotic Needs and Trends.
6. Erik Erikson: Identity Theory.
7. Gordon Allport: Motivation and Personality.
8. Raymond Cattell, Hans Eysenck, and Other Trait Theorists.
9. Abraham Maslow: Needs-Hierarchy Theory.
10. Carl Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory.
11. George Kelly: Personal Construct Theory.
12. B. F. Skinner: Reinforcement Theory.
13. Albert Bandura: Modeling Theory.
14. Mini-Theories: Locus of Control, Sensation Seeking, Learned Helplessness, Optimism/Pessimism, Positive Psychology, Happiness and Success.
15. Personality in Perspective.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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