Personality Theories Index


This set of pages contains some information on theories of personality. Covered here are 9 of the more commonly studied theories. The information is broken down into key concepts and basic assumptions. Under Key concepts, you will find some of the tenets of the theory, the beliefs that make this theory of personality different from the others. In the sections titled basic assumptions, you will find some of the fundamental ideas of the theory, usually by the founder of the theory. Other information may include; how pathology may be viewed by persons practicing this theory, the goals of therapy, techniques used, and applications.


Psychoanalytic
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Adlerian
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Existential
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Person-Centered
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Gestalt
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Transactional Analysis
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Behavior Therapy
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Rational Emotive (RET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Reality Therapy
[Key concepts] [Basic Assumptions]

Purpose of this Information


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The purpose of this information.

This information was first published as an experiment in publishing on the WWW. While attending a local university, I assembled this information as a study guide for a final exam in a graduate Personality Theories class. I make no representation as to the accuracy of this information, use it with caution, however I did receive an A in the class, so obviously the information was valid and useful to me. If you have any comment about these pages please contact me by email. Thank you for reading.

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