Organized by individual theorists, this comprehensive text examines the major movements in the field through an historic and humanistic approach. 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.Offers an abundance of case studies and examples of real human functioning to help deepen students' understanding of the concepts presented. Highlights diversity issues as part of Allen's humanistic approach to psychology. Includes the latest information on subtle forms of racism, happiness and positive psychology, extraversion, Freud's meetings with other psychologists, Jung dabbling in parapsychology, the worldwide practical impact of Bandura's ideas, rejection sensitivity, impulse control, IQ-genes-and race, the neurophysiology of personality (in plain language), and many other thought-provoking topics. Explores controversial topics, including evolutionary theory applied to jealousy, whether races exist, and the "repressed memories" controversy. Reviews and analyzes one of the most famous therapy sessions in psychology's history-Rogers' interaction with Gloria. Contains chapter-opening questions that frame the material and are later reinforced through summary points as well as essay/critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter-all aiding in the continuation of a discussion about the content and student learning. Personality Theories Web Student Guide (http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfbpa/personalityguide.html): A link to the author's self-updated website intended to help guide students through the text. Includes key points to remember while studying, multiple choice questions, and websites where additional information in each chapter can be found.