Perspectives on Personality: Pearson New International Edition
Carver, Charles S.
Informative, yet engaging - viewpoints of personality psychologists today Written in an informal, conversational style, Carver and Scheier engage students by helping them understand how various perspectives of the field of personality can apply to their own lives. This book describes a range of viewpoints that are used by personality psychologists today. Each perspective on personality is presented in a pair of chapters, introduced by a prologue that provides an overview of that perspectives orienting assumptions and core themes. By starting with these orienting assumptions, youll be placed right inside the thought processes of the theorists, as you go on to read the chapters themselves. Each chapter concludes with a discussion of current problems within that theoretical viewpoint and the authors analysis about its future prospects. The result is a book that is engaging and enjoyable as well as informative.