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I have listed below some of the sites I've found that are related to the topics we cover in Theories of Personality. I have given a short description of each site, so you know what it's about.  I have also tried to make sure that all these links are still valid, though (as always on the web) I can't make any guarantees about that. I last checked (most of) them on Sept. 3, 2006.

 

Link Topics

General Personality Links The Cognitive Behavioral Approach Paul Costa and Robert McCrae
Freud and Psychoanalysis John B. Watson/B.F. Skinner IPIP
Jung and Analytic Psychology Albert Bandura Biological Bases of Personality
Humanistic Psychology (General) Walter Mischel  
Abraham Maslow Factor Analytic Trait Theories (General)  
Carl Rogers Hans Eysenck  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General

URL/Link Site Description/Topic
The Personality Project This is the home page of the Personality Project at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. It has a good deal of information and a strong set of links to suggested readings and other resources in personality theory.
Personality Theories Dr. George Boeree, Dept. of Psychology, Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, Penn, USA) maintains this site, which has tons of biographical and other info on personality theorists
Links to Personality Tests This page on the similarminds website (and I have no idea who is running this site) contains links to several dozen online personality tests, some of which are more trustworthy than others. But you will certainly get a better idea of what personality tests are like.
Masters in Psychology - Personality Links This page contains links to several dozen pages on specific approaches to personality, personality tests, and information about careers in psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freud and Psychoanalysis
URL/Link Site Description/Topic
Sigmund Freud Museum (Vienna) A remarkable site, with many pictures of Freud's apartment in Vienna - which is now a museum - and MPEG movies of Freud himself. Lots of info about the chronology of Freud's life. Navigation isn't always easy, but the results can be rewarding.  Happy surfing....
Sigmund Freud Museum (London) From his arrival in England in 1938 until his death in 1939, Freud lived at 20 Maresfield Gardens.  When his daughter Anna  died in the late 1980s, it became a museum and library. This site contains some interesting pictures, and other information about Freud's last years.
The International Psychoanalytic Association This is the home page of the IPA. Not much about Freud at the site, but another interesting set of links starts right on this page.
The American Psychoanalytic Association This association home page is a bit livelier than that of the IPA. Contains links to articles in several psychoanalytic journals or newsletters. In case you're interested...
'The Interpretation of Dreams' on line The text of Freud's first major book 'Traumdeutung' (The Interpretation of Dreams) in html format. From Christopher D. Green's psychclassics site at York University.
'The Psychopathology of Everyday Life' The text of Freud's book by the same name in html format on the psychclassics site.
'The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis' The text of Freud's 1910 lecture at Clark University, in Worcester Massachusetts, from Christopher Green's psychclassics site at York University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C.G. Jung and Analytic Psychology
URL/Link Site Description/Topic
The C.G. Jung Page Check out the many links starting at this home page. there is also a newsgroup 'alt.psychology.jung' that sometimes has interesting postings - but not often.
Dr. Boeree's Jung page The part of Dr. George Boeree's site that deals with Jung. A good summary of Jung's life and ideas, plus some suggested readings.
International Association for Analytic Psychology The home page of the IAAP, containing a number of interesting links to articles and journals in Analytic Psychology.
Jung article on Psychological Types This article on Psychological Types is on Christopher Green's psychclassics site at York University.
C. G. Jung's Lecture at Clark University These are the three lectures on the association method that Jung delivered at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, when he and Freud visited in 1910. From the psychclassics site at York University.
Jung's Typology This book by James Arraj, a Jungian with a doctorate in Theology, is subtitled 'An Advanced Guide to the Typological Worlds of C.G. Jung, W.H. Sheldon, Their Integration, and the Biochemical Typology of the Future'. Note the chapters on Jung's typology.
The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator This is the website of the Meyers & Briggs Foundation, which owns the rights to the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, the standard Jungian type assessment instrument, and one of the most frequently administered personality tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Humanistic Psychology: Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers
URL/Link Site Description/Topic
APA Division 32 on Humanistic Psychology
The home page of Division 32 on Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Check the links on the history and mission of the division, and the link to the table of contents for The Humanistic Psychologist.
Association for Humanistic Psychology The home page of the AHA. A number of interesting links, especially the one to the History of the Humanistic Psychology Movement.
Background of humanistic psychology From a course at Sonoma State University in California. A good overview of humanistic psychology, and the humanistic movement in general.
'Significant aspects of client-centered therapy' This is a 1948 paper by Rogers that first appeared in the American Psychologist. From the psychclassics site at York University.
Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow Publications This site lists all of Maslow's publications, both those currently in print and those out of print. It also lists audio-visual materials by or about Maslow. Not much info about the man or his theory, however.
Maslow's Life and Ideas This is from Dr. George Boeree's site at Shippensburg. A brief bio, and a good summary of Maslow's ideas.
Maslow's 1943 Theory of Motivation The text of Maslow's 1943 Psychological Review paper in which he outlines his theory of motivation. This is from Christopher Green's psychclassics site at York University.
Maslow’s publications This site lists all of Maslow's publications, and lists audio-visual resources about Maslow and his work.
PBS Brief Biography of Maslow Part of PBSs Science Odyssey series, this page provides a good brief bio of Maslow. Check out the "That's My Theory!" quiz link at the bottom of this page - great fun!.
Carl Rogers
Carl Rogers This is a biography (with links) on the website of Oak Park, Illinois, where Rogers grew up.
Carl Rogers page (by Natalie Rogers) This is part of the web site of Carl Rogers' daughter Natalie Rogers, who is (or was, until her retirement) a therapist in her own right. Check the links.
Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach
This is the home page of an association devoted to 'the development and application of the person-centered approach' to counseling, psychotherapy, and education. A few interesting links here.
Complete Bibliography of Carl Rogers This is the work of a devoted German fan of Carl Rogers, and contains a listing of everything (and I DO mean everything!) that Carl Rogers ever wrote. Apart from the biblio, just about everything else is in German. Gute gluck.
'Some observations on the organization of personality' The text of Rogers' 1947 address as the retiring President of the American Psychological Association. First published in the American Psychologist. This is from Christopher Green's psychclassics site at York University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Albert Bandura, Walter Mischel, and Their Precursors

URL/Link Site Description/Topic
John B. Watson
Biography of Watson This is an excellent illustrated biography of Watson, from Furman University in Greensville, South Caroline, where Watson attended college.
Psychology as a Behaviorist Views It The text of Watson's classic paper. This is from Christopher Green's psychclassics site at York University.
Watson 's Life and ideas A nice, illustrated bioraphy of Watson, together with a summary of his ideas and a short bibliography. From the History of Psychology web site of the Department of Psychology at Muskingum College, in New Concord, Ohio.
Watson's Life and Ideas A good foonoted summary of Watson's life and ideas by Dr. Robert H. Wozniak of the Psychology Department of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania.
The Little Albert study The classic Watson and Rayner 'Little Albert' conditioning study, from the psychclassics site at York University in Toronto.
   
B. F. Skinner
Skinner's Life and Ideas A short biography of Skinner, and a good discussion of his ideas, from the Personality Theories website of Dr. George Boeree, from the Department of Psychology at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Skinner Autobiography A 'brief' (well, not really) autobiography of Skinner from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania. Created by Dr. Robert W. Allan, from Lafayette's Department of Psychology.
The B.F. Skinner Foundation According to its web site, the B.F. Skinner Foundation was established "in 1987 to educate the public about B. F. Skinner's work, and to promote an understanding of the role of contingencies in human behavior." The site has a brief biography of Skinner by his daughter, Julie Vargas.
   
Albert Bandura
Brief biography of Albert Bandura A brief biography, and a good summary of Bandura's ideas and contributions. This is from the site on personality theory maintained by Dr. George Boeree, Dept. of Psychology, Shippensburg University. is from Dr. George Boeree's site at Shippensburg.
Good Biography of Bandura An excellent, complete, and illustrated biography of Albert Bandura. The site is maintained by the Division of Education Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
   
Walter Mischel
Mischel's Work and Ideas A good outline of Mischel's work and ideas, on the Personality Theories web site at Francis Marion University, in Florence, South Carolina.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Factor Analytic Trait Theories: Hans Eysenk, Five-Factor Theory, Etc.
URL/Link Site Description/Topic
General
Simple Explanation of Factor Analysis A very nice, readable description of what factor analysis is and is not. From the web site of Dr. Richard B. Darlington, of the Department of Psychology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Exploratory Factor analysis in Personality Psychology An short article by Toru Sato of the Department of Psychology at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania gives a nice short description of exploratory factor analysis.
More Technical Description of Factor Analysis A very good (though more technical) description of factor analysis from the website of Statsoft, the makers of Statistica, a statistical analysis application. This page is part of a very complete Electronic Statistics Textbook - should you have the need of one.
5-Factor Personality Test This is an online personality test maintained by Northwestern University's Personality Project. You must agree to a consent form and answer some deographic questions before taking it, but it will give you a personality profile based on the Big Five factor analytic model of personality - if you're interested.
   
Hans J. Eysenck
Life and Ideas of Hans Eysenck A brief biography of Hans Eysenck, and a very good discussion of his work from the personality theories pages maintained by Dr. George Boeree, Dept. of Psychology, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The page also discusses the work of several other related theorists.
   
   
Paul Costa and Robert McCrae
Paul T. Costa's Home Page at NIA Dr. Costa is presently at the National Institute on Aging, and this is his home page, which contains a very full bibliography of his publications.
Robert McCrae's Home Page at NIA Dr. McCrae is also at the National Institute on Aging. His home page contains a very full bibliography of his publications.
Personality, Stress & Coping This is the home page of the Personality, Stress & Coping project at NIA, which describes (among other things) the relationship between Five Factor theory and research on stress and coping in the elderly.
   
 
The IPIP
International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) IPIP, the International Personality Item Pool, is an attempt to provide the equivalent of open-source personality test items that can be used in place of the NEO-PI and other copyrighted personality tests. Explore the site - it's interesting...
Online IPIP NEO This online IPIP-NEO is maintained bt Dr. Tom Buchanan from the Department of Psychology at at the University of Westminster in London, England. If you take this test, you can decide to allow the results to be used for research purposes.
Find Your Star Wars Twin! I couldn't resist this link to a five-factor-based test that "can tell you which traits you have in common with characters from the Star Wars movies." According to the site, the test is copyrighted by Dr. Oliver P. John, of the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor John is certainly well-known in personality research. (For those few of you who might be interested, my own Extraversion score matched most closely that of the Wampas - "reclusive creatures of the ice planet Hoth." Hmmm... On the other hand, my Agreeableness score matched most closely the Jedi master Qui-gon Jinn. )
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Biological Bases of Personality
URL/Link Site Description/Topic
General
William Sheldon and Somatotyping
   
Sheldon's Somatotypes This is from James Arraj's book Tracking the Elusive Human, Volume 2, subtitled 'An Advanced Guide to the Typological Worlds of C.G. Jung, W.H. Sheldon, Their Integration, and the Biochemical Typology of the Future'. Note the chapters on Sheldon's Somatotypes.
Others
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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