Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Theories of Personality Reference Textbook

Theories of Personality Reference Textbook for our Reviewer

This book on Theories of Personality is authored by Jess Feist and Gregory J. Feist. Thanks to our benefactors for providing this book. Watch out for some excerpts and notes on this book. 

Excerpt from Barnes and Noble (http://bit.ly/17cF0IA):


Overview

This trusted text centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background, family experiences, personalities, and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory, as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-three major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life. The new edition includes greater coverage of the Big Five theory, a new organization, and updated research throughout.


The Authors

Jess Feist received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Kansas. Dr. Feist and co-author Linda Brannon are both professors in the department of Psychology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where they have been teaching since receiving their doctorates. After becoming interested in the emerging field of health psychology, Feist and Brannon co-authored the first edition of this text in the 1980s, and they have enjoyed expanding and developing their text along with the field for more than two decades. In addition to his work in health psychology, Dr. Feist has co-authored a text on personality with his son Greg.

Gregory J. Feist has taught at San Jose State University in California. He received his Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of California - Berkeley and is Undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He is widely published in personality and creativity, scientific eminence, and the psychology of science. His research in creativitiy has been recognized by receipt of an Erly Career Award from Division for Psychology and the Arts (Division 10) of the American Psychological Association. He is also on the Editorial Board of Review of General Psychology.