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Pieces of the Personality Puzzle: Readings in Theory and Research, Fourth Editionby David C Funder
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The Fourth Edition of Pieces of the Personality Puzzlefeatures insightful readings in personality psychology from a wide range of voices, with nearly a third of the readings new to this edition. Complete enough to be used alone, this engaging reader can be packaged with The Personality Puzzleat about the same price as other textbooks sold alone.
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This is the fourth edition of a textbook for psychology students that addresses theory and research in a thoroughly engaging way and therefore has been one of the preferred references for this material for well over a decade. Funder and Ozer (U. of California, Riverside) have edited selections from such well-known contributors as B.F. Skinner, Abraham Maslow, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Gloria Steinem, providing an unusually authoritative and varied overview of the field of psychology. Nearly one-third of the articles in the latest edition are completely new and reflect recent changes in biological, cognitive and cross-cultural approaches. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Fourth Edition of Pieces of the Personality Puzzle features insightful readings in personality psychology from a wide range of voices, with nearly a third of the readings new to this edition.
Insightful readings in personality psychology from a wide range of voices.
This collection includes representative writings in method, theory, and research that allow students to engage with the original work of important figures in the field. Eight readings are new to the Fifth Edition, including pieces by Steven Pinker, Samuel Gosling, and Robin Edelstein.
Complete enough to be used alone, this engaging reader can be packaged with The Personality Puzzle at about the same price as other textbooks sold alone.
About the Author
David C. Funder is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and former chair of the department at the University of California, Riverside. Winner of the 2009 Jack Block Award for Distinguished Research in Personality, he is a former editor of the Journal of Research in Personality and a former associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is best known for his research on personality judgment and has also published research on delay of gratification, attribution theory, the longitudinal course of personality development, and the psychological assessment of situations. He has taught personality psychology to undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and continues to teach the course every year at the University of California, Riverside.Daniel J. Ozer is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, as well as a consulting editor for Psychological Science and the Journal of Research in Personality. His research focuses on methods of personality assessment, explicit motivation, and personality consistency and development.
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