Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Gregory J. Feist has taught at San Jose State University in . I never download actual textbooks for my online classes unless there is no e-book, because e-books make test-taking so much easier. Another pro of. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jess Feist. He is emeritus professor of Psychology at Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Health, Fitness & Dieting. The 8th edition of Theories of Personality follows in the tradition of the previous versions, by centering on the premise that personality theories.
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Theories of Personality provides a comprehensive foundation on the professors—Jess Feist Gregory J. Feist and Tomi-Ann Roberts—this. THEORIES OF PERSONALITY; by JESS. THEORIES OF PERSONALITY;. by JESS;FEIST GREGORY J ;ROBERTS TOMI-ANN FEIST. eBook: Document. Theories of Personality by Jess Feist & Gregory J. Feist – 7 ed. What makes people behave as they do? Are people ordinarily aware of what.
Can people freely choose to mold their personality, or are their lives determined by forces beyond their control? Are people best described by their similarities, or is uniqueness the dominant characteristic of humans? What causes some people to develop disordered personalities whereas others seem to grow toward psychological health?
These questions have been asked and debated by philosophers, scholars, and religious thinkers for several thousand years; but most of these discussions were based on personal opinions that were colored by political, economic, religious, and social considerations.
The emergence of psychology as the scientific study of human behavior marked the beginning of a more systematic approach to the study of human personality. Early personality theorists, such as Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Carl Jung, relied mostly on clinical observations to construct models of human behavior.
Although their data were more systematic and reliable than those of earlier observers, these theorists continued to rely on their own individualized way of looking at things, and thus they arrived at different conceptions of the nature of humanity. The seventh edition of Theories of Personality uses clear, concise, and comprehensible language as well as an informal writing style.
The book is designed for undergraduate students and should be understood by those with a minimum background in psychology. We have made ample comparisons between and among theorists where appropriate and have included many examples to illustrate how the different theories can be applied to ordinary day-to-day situations.
A glossary at the end of the book contains definitions of technical terms. These same terms also appear in boldface within the text. Free Download Theories of Personality — 7th ed. Posted on. Jung did not look just within himself for answers—he also looked outward to the rest of the world.
Jung called these hand-me-down memories of our ancestors the "collective unconscious," which he believed was the reason for the universality of themes throughout world religions, mythologies, legends, and other stories.
The universality of themes also suggest that Jung was more interested in how people were similar to each other than what made people individually different from one another.
Concious vs. Unconcious Looking at Jung's concept of humanity, the first and most obvious question to answer is whether Jung believed in a conscious or an unconscious view of personality.
With the concept of the collective unconscious as the cornerstone of Jung's theory on personality, it seems obvious that he leaned toward holding an unconscious view of human behavior and personality.
Jung however, did not lean too far.
Determinism vs. Free Will In order to discern whether Jung believed in determinism or free will, we have to examine the way in which he viewed the relationship between the conscious mind, the personal unconscious mind, and the collective unconscious. This emphasis on balance suggests that Jung believed in neither determinism nor free will exclusively.
Balance is the key to understanding Jung's concepts. This balance between the three levels of the mind means that Jung's outlook on life was partially deterministic and partially defined by free will.
Causality vs. Teleology Since Jung's theory contains a definite influence of the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious in motivating human behavior, he must have believed in a causative explanation to human behavior. At the same time, people do have free will under his assumptions, and they can not only make decisions freely but can also independently set goals and hold aspirations.
Here is one of the many points where Jung broke away from Freud. It is easy to see that previous experiences, especially in childhood, can have a lasting impact on an adult life. Here again, Jung believed in balance. Neither view alone was adequate as an explanation of behavior. Biological vs. Social When evaluating Jung in terms of whether he leaned toward a biological explanation for human behavior or a social explanation we find one of the few points where Jung does not take a balanced position.
His lack of articulation on the subject of social practices suggests that Jung found little or no significance in them on which he thought it would be important enough to comment. Optimistic vs.