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by Barbara Engler

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ISBN: 0395717108
ISBN13: 978-0395717103
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: Barbara Engler
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 4th edition (1995)
Pages: 543 pages
ePUB size: 1554 kb
FB2 size: 1294 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 928
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I really enjoyed this book, that I bought as a text book for my Theories of Personality Master Degree course. It is a University level text that explores many of the psychological theories and the lives of the men and women that created them, with a focus on the twentieth century and american psychology.
Starting with the obvious Freud and Jung, the fathers of psychoanalysis, Engler moves into exploring many of the later development of modern psychology and its personality theories. We find the theories of Fromm, Erikson, Klein as offshoots of psychoanalytic theory as well as very condesed and clear explanations of behaviorism, the cognitive approach, the existential approach and more.
What i loved about this book (one of the few books that i have decided to keep rather than resell after class) is that all approaches are so well explained, with a neutral stance, not biased towards one approach or the other. Engler presents all theories with great respect and you can really tell that she honors and loves all of these very wonderful great thinkers of our time....and as a result, you end up loving them too! Studying this text was a real pleasure...I would recommend this book to any University thinking about adopting it as well as to people that just want to learn more about western psychology of the twentieth century. A really pleasant text!
Currently using in a class this semester. The book is required for the class.
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The rented kindle version was easily readable on my kindle fire and phone via kindle syncing app. Bold keywords, highlighting ability, sharing option to note keeper, and marking flashcards from text proved beneficial for later quick referencing.
Passed this class thanks to this!
I highly recommend the international versions, they are the exact same books for a way better price. The only difference I have noticed is that the pages do not always match my classmates, but the headings and information are the same. The cover may also look different, but totally worth what you're getting.
I needed it for class. It was ok.
Great book, Used for a class I took