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Table of Contents




Introduction and Authorship




Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to Personality Theory and Development



Section 1: Introduction to Personality



Section 2: Major Theoretical Approaches




Chapter 2

Personality Research and Assessment



Section 1: Gaining Knowledge through Research



Section 2: Experimental Methods



Section 3: Types of Research



Section 4: Analyzing Research Results



Section 5: Introduction to Assessment



Section 6: Assessment Theories



Section 7: Analyzing Assessment Techniques




Chapter 3

Biological Components of Personality



Section 1: Introduction to Biological Theory



Section 2: Hans Eysenck's Structure of Personality



Section 3: Temperament and Personality



Section 4: Biological Theory: Research and Trends 




Chapter 4

Psychoanalytic Theory



Section 1: Sigmund Freud's View of Personality



Section 2: Drives, Structural and Topographical Models



Section 3: Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development



Section 4: Freud's Ego Defense Mechanisms 




Chapter 5

Psychodynamic and Neo-Freudian Theories



Section 1: Introduction to Neo-Freudian Theory



Section 2: Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology



Section 3: Carl Jung's Analytic Psychology



Section 4: Erik Erikson's Ego Psychology



Section 5: Karen Horney's Feminine Psychology



Section 6: Harry Stack Sullivan



Section 7: Erich Fromm




Chapter 6

Psychodynamic Assessment



Section 1: Introduction to Psychodynamic Assessment



Section 2: Theory Behind Projective Tests



Section 3: Specific Projective Tests




Chapter 7

Trait Theory



Section 1: Introduction to Trait Theory



Section 2: Gordon Allport, The Original Trait Theorist



Section 3: Henry Murray and the TAT



Section 4: Raymond Cattell and the 16PF



Section 5: Application of Trait Theory




Chapter 8

Learning Theory



Section 1: Introduction to Learning Theory and Behavioral Psychology



Section 2: Classical and Operant Conditioning



Section 3: Reinforcement and Reinforcement Schedules



Section 4: Social Learning Theory



Section 5: Social-Cognitive Theory




Chapter 9

Behavioral Theory Applications and Research



Section 1: From Theory to Practical Application



Section 2: Behavior Modification



Section 3: Learned Helplessness



Section 4: Limits of Behavioral Theory




Chapter 10

Humanistic Theory



Section 1: Introduction to Humanistic Theory



Section 2: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs



Section 3: Carl Rogers and the Client-Centered Approach



Section 4: Research on Humanistic Theory




Chapter 11

Cognitive Theory



Section 1: Introduction to Cognitive Theory



Section 2: George Kelly and the Fundamental Postulate



Section 3: Albert Ellis and the A-B-C's



Section 4: Application of Cognitive Theory




Chapter 12

Disorders, Application, and Trends



Section 1: Changing Personality



Section 2: Personality Disorders



Section 3: Application of Theory to Practice



Section 4: Personality Trends



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