basic personality theory textbook
June 30, 2013 8:04 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a basic textbook on personality theory.

I am a grad student in school psychology. At this point we are expected to know the basics of personality theory, but none of my classes have previously focused on it. Can anyone recommend a textbook that covers the basics of personality theory? I saw this post, but I am ideally looking for something at graduate level.
posted by the twistinside to Education (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Personality: Theory and Research has been around for a long time, and should cover what you're looking for.
posted by xingcat at 8:36 AM on June 30, 2013

I think the three listed in the previous post are still what you want to start with. Each of them will give sources for further reading on the different theories. Beyond that I'd recommend going to the top personality journals and reading through some of the newer articles, especially those that relate to your current field.
posted by bizzyb at 10:02 AM on June 30, 2013

We used "Personality Theories" by Engler in my class. It was thorough and not mind numbing.
posted by missriss89 at 12:49 PM on June 30, 2013

This textbook was an overview of all of the big contributers to the field and some less well known names.
posted by missriss89 at 12:51 PM on June 30, 2013

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