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Overview

A personality text with a personality! If you're looking for a personality survey book with character, then The Personality Puzzle, Second Edition, is your unequivocal choice. Numerous instructors and students have written to Norton expressing how much they enjoyed David Funder's personal writing style, keen insights, and critical treatment of current and past theories.

Highlights of the Second Edition: Expanded coverage of the cognitive approach (including a new chapter with an integrated approach to cognitive and trait therapy), streamlined presentation of the psychoanalytical approach (reduced from four chapters to three), substantially updated coverage of the biological and cross-cultural approaches, and a new edition of the highly successful companion reader Pieces of the Personality Puzzle.

Author Biography: David C. Funder is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. He is editor of the Journal of Research and Personalityand 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 on the delay of gratification, attribution theory, and the longitudinal course of personality development.

A refreshing diversion from the traditional assembly-line approach of other textbook authors. (D. Brett King, University of Colorado, Boulder)

The author did a fine, balanced, careful job, and the writing is a pleasure. (Drew Westen, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Hospital)

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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: 9780393933482
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/22/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 919
  • Sales rank: 1,163,003
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (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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