Theory and research in personality development at the beginning of the 21st century

Daniel K. Mroczek, Todd D. Little

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Abstract

The scholarly study of personality development began with Sigmund Freud's writings on psychosexual development. Freud was the first to theorize on how personality developed over time, and during the early decades of the 20th century his view was the only game in town. However, other perspectives on personality development emerged after Freud's death in 1939. Harry Stack Sullivan, Erik Erikson, Henry Murray, Karen Homey, and others offered theories, some of which became enormously influential within personality, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. By midcentury, there was a plethora of personality development theories.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Personality Development
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages3-8
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781317778073
ISBN (Print)0805859365, 9780805859362
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Mroczek, D. K., & Little, T. D. (2014). Theory and research in personality development at the beginning of the 21st century. In Handbook of Personality Development (pp. 3-8). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315805610-7