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Theories of personality (2nd ed.). Smith, Barry D.; Vetter, Harold J. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

(1991). xiii 428 pp. Our approach to the study of personality is to provide a thorough coverage of each of the major theories and to compare and integrate the various approaches. In deciding which theories to discuss, we have chosen those that have had the most significant impact on the field and that are of greatest current importance to our understanding of personality. We have attempted to write about each theory in such a way that the coverage is at once basic and advanced. An understanding of the theories presented requires no prior knowledge of personality theory, but at the same time, we provide sufficient comprehensive coverage of most theories to support advanced study of the theory and its ramifications. Theories of personality. Hall, Calvin S.; Lindzey, Gardner Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (1957). xi 572 pp In spite of the deepening interest of psychologists in personality theory, there is no single source to which the student can turn for a survey of existing theories of personality. The present volume is intended to correct this shortcoming. It provides compact yet comprehensive summaries of the major contemporary theories of personality written at a level of difficulty that is appropriate for undergraduate or graduate instruction. From this book the student can secure a detailed overview of personality theory and at the same time he can prepare himself to read original sources with more appreciation and greater facility Personality theories: A comparative analysis (5th ed.). Maddi, Salvatore R. Homewood, IL, US: Dorsey Press. (1989). xii 749 pp. A classic in the field of personality since 1968, "Personality Theories: A Comparative Analysis," Fifth Edition, retains its highly successful comparative approach. The book discusses and analyzes modern and classic theories of personality and compares and contrasts them in order to illuminate the overall models of human behavior they express. Differences between the models highlight the issue at the forefront in the field today. Professor Maddi draws upon his extensive coverage of theory and research to attempt to resolve these issues and point toward promising future approaches.

Theories of personality. Arndt, William B. Oxford, England: Macmillan. (1974). Presents a series of readings in which methodological problems in personality research are discussed and 17 personality theories (e.g., theories of motivation and development) are described. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)