Theories of Personality: Understanding Persons Plus MySearchLab with eText — Access Card Package (6th Edition)


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Enlivens theories through illustrative biographies, clear explanations, the latest research


Theories of Personality provides an overview of major classic and current theories of personality, brings theories to life through the interpretation of illustrative biographies, and integrates a clear explanation of theory with the latest research.


In the sixth edition, the organization has changed to reflect the current changes in the field of personality, focusing more on new theories and leaving behind topics that have faded into the historical past.


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the theories of personality
  • Identify the major and current theories of personality
  • Illustrate a real-life example of major concepts of personality theory
  • Apply theoretical ideas to understanding particular individuals they may encounter in their professional work and personal lives