Theories of personality

SOURCE: Psychology: an introduction
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Naidoo, L.Townsend, R.Carolissen
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): C.De La Rey, L.Schwartz, N.Duncan
KEYWORDS: PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT, PSYCHOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6902
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3716

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the eight approaches to understanding personality as described in this chapter. It shows how each personality theorist attempts to answer the question of individual similarities and differences. It further describes the theoretorical concepts that are unique to Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Erik Erikson, Raymond Cattell, Abraham Maslow, B.F. Skinner, George Kelly and Albert Bandura. The chapter also gives critique to mainstream approaches to personality and describes how culture influences personalities.