Personality and Personal Growth

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Psychology - 584 pages
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For upper-level courses in Personality Theory and Personal Adjustment.

Unique in its cross-cultural, global, and gender-balanced perspectives and with an emphasis on humanistic and transpersonal psychologists this text explores the positive aspects of major personality theorists, stressing each one's relevance for personal understanding. Highly praised for its exceptionally well-written style and accessibility, it encourages and supports students in using themselves as the primary touchstone for each theory. Each chapter gives them opportunities to validate their insights through direct experience, and, by observing their own reactions, come to their own conclusions about the utility and value of each theory.

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Contents

Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
15
Melanie Klein Donald Winnicott Heinz Kohut and the Gestalt Therapy of Fritz and Laura Perls
51
Carl Gustav Jung and Analytical Psychology
83
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James Fadiman received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and has taught at San Francisco State University, Brandeis University, and Stanford. He has his own consulting firm and offers seminars to executives and educators in the United States and abroad. He has written or edited books on holistic health, goalsetting, and abnormal psychology, is an editor for two journals, and sits on the board of several corporations concerned with the preservation of natural resources.

Robert Frager received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, where he was a teaching assistant to Erik Erikson. He has taught psychology at ITC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz and is the founder and first president of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. He is also past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Author of several books and numerous articles in psychology and related fields, he is currently director of the spiritual-guidance program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California.

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