Hans Eysenck

Eysenck, Hans Jurgen

Hans Jurgen Eysenck (häns yŏŏr´gən ī´sĕngk), 1916–97, British psychologist. Best known for his theory of human personality, Eysenck suggested that personality is biologically determined and is arranged in a hierarchy consisting of types, traits, habitual responses, and specific responses. A staunch critic of psychoanalysis, Eysenck maintained that the recovery rates of the emotionally disturbed were approximately equal for treated and untreated individuals, though the accuracy of his studies on the subject have been questioned in recent years. Among Eysenck's many works is The Intelligence Controversy (written with L. J. Kamin, 1981).

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Hans Eysenck: Consensus and Controversy
Sohan Modgil; Celia Modgil; Hans Eysenck.
Falmer Press, 1986
The Dynamics of Anxiety and Hysteria: An Experimental Application of Modern Learning Theory to Psychiatry
H. J. Eysenck.
Routledge & K. Paul, 1957
Handbook of Abnormal Psychology: An Experimental Approach
H. J. Eysenck.
Basic Books, 1961
Smoking, Health, and Personality
H. J. Eysenck.
Basic Books, 1965
Dimensions of Personality: A Record of Research Carried out in Collaboration with H.T. Himmelweit [and Others]
H. J. Eysenck.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1947
Uses and Abuses of Psychology
H. J. Eysenck.
Penguin UK, 1953
The Structure of Human Personality
H. J. Eysenck.
Methuen, 1953
Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology
Noel Sheehy.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Eysenck, Hans Jurgen (1916-97)" begins on p. 78
The Structure of Personal Characteristics
David M. Romney; John M. Bynner.
Praeger Publishers, 1992
Librarian’s tip: "Eysenck's Personality Theory" begins on p. 47
Brain, Mind, and Behavior: A New Perspective on Human Nature
David L. Robinson.
Praeger Publishers, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The Temperaments and Eysenck's Theory of Personality"
Concepts and Theories of Human Development
Richard M. Lerner.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of H. J. Eysenck begins on p. 115
Psychologists on Psychology
David Cohen.
Taplinger Publishing, 1977
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "H. J. Eysenck"
The Developing Structure of Temperament and Personality from Infancy to Adulthood
Charles F. Halverson Jr.; Geldolph A. Kohnstamm; Roy P. Martin.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "The Big Five Factor Structure as an Integrative Framework: An Empirical Comparison with Eysenck's P-E-N Model" and Chap. 2 "The Big Five or Giant Three: Criteria for a Paradigm" by H.J. Eysenck
Personality Measurement
Leonard W. Ferguson.
McGraw-Hill, 1952
Librarian’s tip: "Eysenck" begins on p. 396
The Making of Psychology: Discussions with Creative Contributors
Richard I. Evans.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1976
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 20 "H. J. Eysenck"
Parental Descriptions of Child Personality: Developmental Antecedents of the Big Five?
Geldolph A. Kohnstamm; Charles F. Halverson Jr.; Ivan Mervielde; Valerie L. Havill.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Eysenck's Model" begins on p. 24 and "Eysenck's Neuroticism" begins on p. 86
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