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Personality, 8th Edition

Personality, 8th Edition
Author: Jerry M. Burger
ISBN 13: 9780495813965
ISBN 10: 495813966
Edition: 8th
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-03-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 518
List Price: $298.95

This proven text fuses the best of theory-based and research-based instruction to give students a powerful introduction to personality. Burger pairs "theory, applications, and assessment" chapters with chapters that describe the research programs aligned with every major theoretical approach. Biographical sketches of theorists and accounts of the stories behind influential research programs help students understand how classic and contemporary findings relate to each other, and reinforce the idea that theor


Brings personality theories to life with personality test exercises, news topics boxes, and boxes on key figures in the field. For each major theoretical approach, there is a chapter on theory, applications, and assessment, with an accompanying chapter on relevant research. Twenty-six research programs are covered in seven research chapters, illustrating research processes in the field. This fifth edition contains new material on research in gender and culture, defense mechanisms, and cognitive interpretation of Freudian concepts. The author teaches psychology at Santa Clara University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)