Understand personality perspectives through a theoretical lens. Through a set of different theoretical lenses, Personality and Personal Growth gives students the opportunity to understand their own lives and the lives of others. By observing their own reactions, readers come to their own conclusions regarding the value of each theory. The seventh edition continues to have a streamlined organization to help students understand its cross-cultural, global, and gender-balanced perspectives in psychology. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
Understand new research developments in psychology and its significance today
Support readers in evaluating theories for personal kwledge
Relate psychological ideas to readers own life and lives of others
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James Fadiman received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and has taught at San Francisco State University, Brandeis, Stanford and Sofia University. He has his own consulting firm and offers seminars to executives and educators worldwide. He has written or edited books on holistic health, goal setting, and abnormal psychology, is an editor for two journals, and sits on the board of several non-profit corporations. James was a college counselor for several years and continues to teach Ph.D. students Robert Frager received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, where he was a teaching assistant to Erik Erikson and research assistant to Stanley Milgram. He has taught psychology at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz and is the founder and first president of Sofia University, formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. He is currently Professor of Psychology and director of the Master s program in Spiritual Guidance at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California.