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The Personality Puzzle - David C. Funder

The Personality Puzzle


Published: 2nd January 2010
Format: PDF
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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, 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.

(Introduction): The Study of the Person
Research Methods
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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ISBN: 9780393933482
ISBN-10: 0393933482
Audience: Professional
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 2nd January 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Edition Number: 5