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Personality Theories
Critical Perspectives



August 2008 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Personality Theories, by Albert Ellis - the founding father of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy - provides a comprehensive review of all major theories of personality including theories of personality pathology. Importantly, it critically reviews each of these theories in light of the competing theories as well as recent research.

Personality Theories is written for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student. This audience will strongly benefit from the clinical insights offered in the text. These insights are drawn from main author Albert Ellis' half-century of clinical experience as well as his intimate knowledge of most of the iconic figures who along with Ellis helped develop clinical psychology.

 
Introduction
 
Ch 1. The Study of Personality: Introduction
 
Ch 2. Historical Perspectives on Personality
 
Ch 3. Personality Research
 
Ch 4. Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious
 
Ch 5. Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice
 
Ch 6. Freud's Followers
 
Ch 7. Psychiatric and Medical Models
 
Ch 8. The Neo-Freudians
 
Ch 9. Personality and Traits
 
Ch 10. Behaviorist Views of Personality
 
Ch 11. Humanistic Views of Personality
 
Ch 12. Carl Rogers and Humanist Psychotherapy
 
Ch 13. Early Cognitive Views of Personality
 
Ch 14. Biology, Genetics, and the Evolution of Personality
 
Ch 15. Abnormal Personality and Personality Disorders
 
Ch 16. Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory of Personality
 
Ch 17. Religious, New Age, and Traditional Approaches to Personality
 
Biographical Index
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

This is a brilliant pieace of work; very relevant to our integrative course.

Dr Oby Osuchukwu
Counselling Department, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
March 17, 2011

A veery useful book to inform my sessions, but too complex for nursing students to read as just one of many on a reading list. this decision is all about the students abilities not about the book.

I found the book well laid out and very informative.

Mrs Anne Fenech
Health Sciences, Southampton University
January 28, 2011

A very useful book for my students which I am adding to my reading list

Ms Denise Aspinall
School of Applied Social & Community Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
November 22, 2009
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Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis, Ph.D., was the intellectual founder of all clinical approaches that now fall under the rubric of cognitive behavior therapy, and he is generally regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. His Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is now practiced and taught throughout the world, along with the numerous similar therapies that it spawned. Dr. Ellis wrote 70 books and more than 600 journal articles and monographs. At the Albert Ellis Institute, which he founded and managed for more than half a century, he personally trained or supervised thousands of clinicians. As a practicing psychologist, he... More About Author

Michael P. Abrams

Mike Abrams, Ph.D., ABPP is a practicing psychologist with 30 years experience. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Supervisor, Fellow and Diplomate of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is on the graduate psychology faculty of New York University where he has taught graduate courses in sexuality and psychotherapy.  His work on sex related issues began with his work at GMHC with people with AIDS; he was the first non-gay psychologist to volunteer to do such work in the mid 1980’s.  He spebt nearly 4 years helping, pro-bono, afflicted individuals along with their lovers and... More About Author

Lidia Dengelegi Abrams

Lidia Dengelegi Abrams, Ph.D., is the executive director of Resolve Community Counseling Center, Inc., a private, nonprofit mental health agency. She also maintains a private clinical psychology practice and consults for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, the New Jersey Office of Parental Representation, and the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Dr. Abrams has co-authored one other book with Dr. Ellis and has published research in the areas of AIDS education and prevention, eating disorders, and comparative psychotherapy efficacy. For several years, she conducted research on health care utilization at... More About Author

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