Both chronological and comprehensive, Personality Theories: A Global View by leading scholar Eric Shiraev takes an integrated, cross-cultural approach to the study of personality. The text is organized around three general questions: Where did personality theories come from? How did the theorists study facts? How do we apply personality theories now? These questions provide a consistent focus on social context, interdisciplinary science, and applications. Throughout the book, the author speaks directly to today's students, emphasizing three levels of experience: global, local, and individual. Going beyond the traditional research of the western tradition, the book also covers theories and studies rooted in the experiences of other countries and cultures.