Just My Type: Understanding Personality Profiles

with Daniel Carlson. 80p. bibliog. ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. Twenty-First Century. Feb. 2016. lib. ed. $34.65. ISBN 9781467780100.
Gr 7 Up—An introduction to personality traits and a history of personality psychology, from ancient times to the present. The book examines the hypotheses and research of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, John B. Watson, and others. The authors describe the history of psychology and antiquated ideas that have been replaced by modern research. Each point is countered with leading criticisms, encouraging readers to weigh information to draw personal conclusions. Pseudo-psychology is also addressed, and students are reminded to think critically. Prompts and activities throughout make the content more relatable. The pages are colorful and peppered with images, charts, and diagrams that help teens understand the material.
VERDICT A helpful introductory resource to the topic.

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