Personality should be studied in its historical and scientific contexts, but also as a means to solving the problems of everyday life.. The major theories of personality contain important insights about human nature but they are often unconnected with modern research. Personality: Theories and Applications bridges the gap between research-oriented book and traditional theory books by organizing each chapter around the specific topic that interested each of the major theorists. Designed for the first course in personality psychology, Personality: Theories and Applications combines a strong historical perspective with practical applications, that largely concern the world of work. The authors, both well-known scholars and prize-winning teachers, have tried to make the book accessible to the widest range of students possible while retaining the integrity of the original subject matter.