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Introduction to Theories of Personality, An (8th Edition)

Introduction to Theories of Personality, An (8th Edition)

An Introduction to Theories of Personality, , 8/e — is just the standalone book

 

For Sophomore/Junior level courses in Theories of Personality, Personality, or Personality Psychology.

 

Using a theorist-by-theorist approach, this comprehensive introduction to personality theory gives students the history of psychology with practical information to help them understand their own lives and their relationships with others. Primary sources, abundant biographical information and supporting research are used to descibe and detail each theorist, presenting the theories of personality in an accessible and unbiased way.

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  1. K. Kam said,

    Wrote on April 5, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Get the 7th edition, February 2, 2011
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    This review is from: Introduction to Theories of Personality, An (8th Edition) (Hardcover)

    I had the opportunity to compare the 7th and 8th edition and all the chapter titles/subheadings are almost identical. Even the page numbers are within 5 pages apart. The text is fine, I just don’t want other students to pay extra for the same material.

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  2. Ricky Blue "stadtkind78" said,

    Wrote on April 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Inadequate and Misleading Product Description, January 19, 2011
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    This review is from: Introduction to Theories of Personality, An (8th Edition) (Hardcover)

    The product is listed as being part of the MyPsychKit series but it is not made clear here that this is not the version that includes MyPsychKit, which is an extra $29 when bought separately.

    I contacted the sales rep from the publisher but she basically said, “That’s why you should buy your books from the bookstore and not Amazon.com,” which she compared to TJ Maxx. Nice.

    I’m also not sure why this kind of book needs to be revised every year if they aren’t actually covering any new information.

    UPDATE: We didn’t end up using the MyPscyhKit at all so it was fine without it. Still, the book is not very well written and it spends much too much time detailing the tabloid aspects of the theorists. Also, the customer service was so bad that I’m pretty much never going to buy something new from this publisher again ever, no matter what.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on April 5, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    An Introduction to Theories of Personality, Eighth Edition, March 19, 2012
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    nnh

    This review is from: Introduction to Theories of Personality, An (8th Edition) (Hardcover)

    The material is not sopost to be this dry however this book can be very reptitive and for a introductory class in univeristy the theories can be explained in a less complex manner. chapter 11, bandura and mischel was very long and boring using examples from the war. In my opinion, my interest would have been sparked with general examples. Up to chapter 11 i was content with reading every word but now I skim through tedious studies and examples to find out the true meaning of a theories component. When im writing a test i remember half the content of this text as the way my professor writes exams. It was an easy read and became tedious with complicated examples and unnecessary information not needed for a personality class as the one im taking.

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