- Albert Ellis - Albert Ellis Institute
- Mike Abrams - New York University (NYU), USA
- Lidia Abrams - Resolve Community Counseling Center, Inc.
Personality | Theories of Counseling
Features and Benefits:
- Helps students develop the scientific thinking required to evaluate current and forthcoming theories
- Encourages the reader to re-examine preexisting theories
- Provides the missing link between previously disparate disciplines of abnormal and normal personality theories, a feature especially important to students in graduate clinical programs
- Prepares the upper-level student for the growing trend in clinical programs to link human behavior, personality, and psychopathology to the neurological substrates
- Encourages more focus on relevant theories than on the biographies of those who developed them
This enlightening text will provide insight into personality theory for students in courses on personality. It should be required reading for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, and social work.
Student Study Site: www.sagepub.com/personalitytheoriesstudy
"Finally, an empirically based, critical examination of personality theories."
This book is comprehensive yet accessible for undergrad students, and the critical insights provided are extremely important to help them develop their own critical thought, as well as better understanding personality theories.
Excellent compilation of the main used theories to study personality. Matchless historical perspective about the development of the study of personality. Very good book.
This is an excellent text book offering a comprehensive view of personality theories. My opinion is that this may be the only text book required for anyone studying not just psychology but other topics such as counselling, mental health and nursing.
All of students attending psychology course have to read this book. People who want to read this book do not have any trouble to understand what it says. Eventually, it is well designed and qualified.
Easy to follow and teach from
The book is well-written and accessible, but is a bit dated - for example doesn't really acknowledge current thinking about 'subpersonalities'.
I adopted it for last semester (spring) & will be using it again this fall 2012 because it has contents for graduate level students.
An excellent and in-depth text that provides information across a wide range of perspectives. Recommended for general wider reading to students.
This textbook is reasonably priced and has excellent, up to date content.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 1 - The Study of Personality
Ch. 5 - Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice