This proven text fuses the best of theory-based and research-based instruction to give you a powerful introduction to personality that is accessible and understandable. Burger pairs theory, applications, and assessment chapters with chapters that describe the research programs aligned with every major theoretical approach. Biographical sketches of theorists and accounts of the stories behind influential research programs help you gain an understanding of how classic and contemporary findings relate to each other, and reinforce the idea that theory and research perpetuate one ather. In-text self-assessments and a Study Guide (available separately) allow you to stop, consider what you're reading, and interact with the material.
Jerry M. Burger is a professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, as well as the book DESIRE FOR CONTROL: PERSONALITY, SOCIAL, AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES (1992). He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has served as an associate editor for the Personality Processes and Individual Difference section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Burger continues to teach the personality course, and PERSONALITY, 9th Edition reflects his many years of experience.