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Psychological foundations of personality [electronic resource] : a guide for students and teachers / by Louis P. Thorpe ...

By: Thorpe, Louis P. (Louis Peter), 1893-1970.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in education: Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1938Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 602 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Personality | PersonalityAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 137 | [159.923] Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "To secure a thorough and systematic knowledge of the personality picture, the author has tried to gather the accessible tangled threads of research data and sound psychological constructs which, organismically viewed, constitute our modern version of the dynamic human personality. To present the outcome of this ofttimes elusive study is the purpose of the present book. It is the author's belief that the student of psychology and education should become thoroughly familiar with the available knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of human nature before attempting on a professional level the difficult task of changing the behavior trends or traits of others. Thus, this volume is offered as a textbook in courses wherein the nature of that most basic of all psychological concepts--the human personality--is given primary consideration. The book rests upon the principles and facts of genetic psychology. The author proposes, then, to be concerned with a study of the irreducible processes and mechanisms of human nature and to weave the materials, problems, and divergent views in psychology which are so often subsumed under the academic demarcations of child psychology, adolescent psychology, educational psychology, mental hygiene, etc., around the natural core and object of interest of human psychology--the personality of man." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes indexes.

"Recommended readings" at end of each chapter.

"To secure a thorough and systematic knowledge of the personality picture, the author has tried to gather the accessible tangled threads of research data and sound psychological constructs which, organismically viewed, constitute our modern version of the dynamic human personality. To present the outcome of this ofttimes elusive study is the purpose of the present book. It is the author's belief that the student of psychology and education should become thoroughly familiar with the available knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of human nature before attempting on a professional level the difficult task of changing the behavior trends or traits of others. Thus, this volume is offered as a textbook in courses wherein the nature of that most basic of all psychological concepts--the human personality--is given primary consideration. The book rests upon the principles and facts of genetic psychology. The author proposes, then, to be concerned with a study of the irreducible processes and mechanisms of human nature and to weave the materials, problems, and divergent views in psychology which are so often subsumed under the academic demarcations of child psychology, adolescent psychology, educational psychology, mental hygiene, etc., around the natural core and object of interest of human psychology--the personality of man." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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