This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the key personality theorists by combining biographical information on each theorist with his or her contributions to the field, including her or his ranking among the world's most respected psychologists. In addition, Allen provides a tabular format-that is, a running comparison between the major theorists, allowing students to analyze new theories against theories learned in previous chapters. The unique style of Allen's book is strengthened through his conversational tone, enabling students to easily grasp an understanding of the key people and movements in the field of personality.
About the Author:
Bem P. Allen, Jr., Ph.D. has conducted research in personality-social psychology as well as distance perception and memory. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Personality Assessment, and recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Professor Allen has also received the WIU Award for Excellence in Diversity and Multicultural Programing, Sigma Xi (1976) and College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Year (1990). He was Appointed Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality and Individual Differences Section (journal of the APA) effective January, 1, 1989; reappointed for 1990-91 and has served as reviewer for many personality and social psychology journals.