Have your students ever been overwhelmed by the encyclopedic volumes of personality theories and research? Have they struggled to compare and synthesize these theories?If so, look no further. Instead of using one of the historical, categorical, or research approaches to teaching personality, John M. Berecz maps theories and research onto a grid to facilitate comparison and analysis. Students evaluate and compare personality constructs in different zones of interdisciplinary research rather than learning theoretical terms or analyzing research findings related to a particular theory. The "Big Four" and "Tough Twins" questions are used to map each theory to demonstrate the commonalities of theories for students, reinforcing comparison, evaluation, and application to real life."Real world accessibility is one of the strengths of the book. The author makes a genuine effort to make theoretical concepts applicable to everyday experiences."-Trey Asbury, Campbell University"The author's attempt to foster critical thinking by contrasting the theories in terms of their differing levels of analysis is a nice change from ordinary personality psychology texts."-Christine Jumpeter, SUNY AlbanyBerecz, John Michael is the author of 'Theories of Personality', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205439164 and ISBN 0205439160.