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The Personality Puzzle explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.
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, The Personality Puzzle 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, The Personality Puzzle is a book that students will read, enjoy, and remember, with a writing style that is engaging, distinctive, and humorous.
Table of Contents
|(Introduction): The Study of the Person
|Clues to Personality: The Basic Sources of Data
|Personality Psychology as Science: Research Methods
|How People Differ: The Trait Approach
|Personality Traits and Behavior
|Personality Assessment I: Personality Testing and Its Consequences
|Personality Assessment II: Personality Judgment in Daily Life
|Using Personality Traits to Understand Behavior
|The Mind and the Body: Biological Approaches to Personality
|The Anatomy and Physiology of Personality
|The Inheritance of Personality: Behavioral Genetics and Evolutionary Theory
|The Hidden World of the Mind: The Psychoanalytic Approach
|Basics of Psychoanalysis
|The Workings of the Unconscious Mind: Defenses and Slips
|Psychoanalysis after Freud: The Neo-Freudians, Object Relations, and Empirical Evidence
|Experience and Awareness: Humanistic and Cross-Cultural Psychology
|Experience, Existence, and the Meaning of Life: Humanistic Psychology
|Cultural Variation in Experience, Behavior, and Personality
|The Person and the Situation: Learning and Cognitive Approaches to Personality
|How the World Creates Who You Are: Behaviorism and Social Learning Theory
|Personality Processes: Perception, Thought, Motivation, and Emotion
|What You Know About You: The Self
|Disorders of Personality
|Conclusion: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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