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Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (4th Edition)

Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (4th Edition)
Author: Howard S. Friedman - Miriam W. Schustack
ISBN 13: 9780205579686
ISBN 10: 20557968
Edition: 4
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2008-10-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 592
List Price: $144.20

This successful text puts “personality” back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought.

This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature. For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism.

Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's fourth edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.


Introductory textbook examines theories of personality, starting from the viewpoint that there are eight basic aspects to personality: psychoanalytic, ego, biological, behaviorist, cognitive, trait, humanistic, and interactionist. Later chapters apply these aspects to individual differences such as those of gender and culture. Summaries after each chapter encapsulate key theorists and concepts discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.