About the Book :
Filled with updated research and findings, Schultz and Schultz's THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 10E, gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' personal and professional lives on the development of these theories. The book also explores the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment, and include numerous examples, tables, and figures that further enhance students' understanding of the content. The final chapter integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work.
Interesting Facts :
Research findings have been summarized throughout the text in "Highlights" boxes; this feature presents bullet point lists to help the student organize and compare the results of research studies.
The text contains biographical material for the theorists, to suggest, where warranted, how the development of their theory may have been influenced by events in their personal and professional lives.
Material on the effects of gender, ethnicity, and culture on the issues of personality development, test performance, and the broader conceptions of human nature appears in this edition. It also highlights considerable cross-cultural research and a diversity of samples of research participants from European, African, and Asian nations.
The chapters have all been extensively revised to include the most recent studies and findings that reflect the field of personality research today.
The authors'' engaging style makes it easy for students to analyze and compare theories.
Biographical material on theorists helps students understand the relationship between life experiences and personality theories.
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.
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.
"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. These sections, which appear in each chapter that discusses a specific theorist, are accompanied by a bar graph that helps students to compare each theorist''s perspective on these issues.
Chapter outlines, chapter summaries, critical-thinking review questions, key terms, a marginal glossary, a full glossary, a complete reference list, and annotated reading lists help students master the material.
Chapter 15 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, developmental aspects), that students may draw from their study and analysis of the material discussed in the preceding chapters.
Thoroughly updated with more than 350 new references to maintain the emphasis on current issues.
New "Highlights" boxes are present bullet point lists to help the student organize and compare the results of research studies.
New material covers the effects of child-rearing practices, gender, ethnicity, and culture on the issues of personality development, test performance, and the broader conceptions of human nature.
A new section has been added to Chapter 1 to consider how social networking sites such as Facebook shape and reflect our personalities.
About the Author :
Duane P. Schultz is professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. The Schultz's are a husband/wife author team who are well-regarded for their textbooks.