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The Personality Puzzleby David C. Funder
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Organized according to the six main domains of modern personality psychology, David Funder's market-leading text shows students the field as it exists in the present. By incorporating significant coverage of the great theorists of personality psychology throughout, the book helps students understand how the field developed. And by showcasing the questions driving the research of today, enables students to see the exciting future of the discipline. For the Fifth Edition, every chapter has been updated. A new illustration program supports visual learners with updated versions of the book's much-loved cartoons and new in-text features to help students visualize and remember concepts. The text covers classic theories of personality as well as all the latest findings, including up-to-date coverage of the biological domain, new material on cross-cultural psychology, and expanded treatment of positive psychology. As always, is a book that students will read, enjoy, and remember, with a writing style that is engaging, distinctive, and humorous.
explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.
The Personality Puzzleoffers everything students need to gain a sure understanding of personality psychology'"balanced coverage of classic and contemporary theories, accessible organization and pedagogy'"and the lively, often humorous prose of experienced teacher David Funder.
'The Personality Puzzleexplores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.\n
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, a past president of the Association for Research in Personality, and the president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2013). 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.
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