The Personality Puzzle / Edition 6

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Overview

A personality text with personality.The Personality Puzzle gets students excited about personality psychology, demonstrating that it is relevant to their lives and thus actually fun to explore. Over six editions, author David Funder has established himself as the master of the readable textbook, always conveying the motivations behind psychological inquiry while never skimping on the science.

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In this update of the 1997 "personality text with a personality," Funder (psychology, U. of California, Riverside) shows psychology students that personality psychology is exciting and relevant to everyday life. He covers the mainstay theories (now with a greater emphasis on cognitive approaches rather than psychoanalysis), intellectual influences, and current research/debates in such areas as neuropsychology, cross-cultural issues, personality types, and null- hypothesis significance testing. Includes a glossary of terms. Funder is the editor of the . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393124415
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/17/2012
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 699
  • Sales rank: 53,204
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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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