The Personality Puzzle continues to lead the market by captivating students with David Funder 's fresh, masterful writing. New material on important research areas such as development and health, streamlined presentation of methods and assessment and added data graphics presented in a stunning new full-colour design make the seventh edition an even richer teaching tool.
The Personality Puzzle continues to lead the market by captivating students with David Funder s fresh, masterful writing. New material on important research areas such as development and health, streamlined presentation of methods and assessment, and added data graphics presented in a stunning new full-color design make the Seventh Edition an even richer teaching tool. "
Insightful readings in personality psychology from a wide range of voices.
The Personality Puzzle offers 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. Organized around the field's major domains/paradigms -- trait, biological, psychoanalytic, humanistic and crosscultural, and cognitive and learning -- the text outlines the foundations of personality psychology and emphasizes the significance of contemporary research. A new capstone chapter on personality disorders synthesizes these domains/paradigms. The Fourth Edition adds a new chapter on cognition and the self, new coverage of the "Big Five" personality traits and of personality in a developmental context, and a new Student Website to enable effective study and review. Takes a Contemporary Domains/Paradigm-Based Approach By organizing the text around major domains/paradigms -- trait, biological, psychoanalytic, humanistic and cross-cultural, and cognitive and learning -- The Personality Puzzle offers a broad view of the discipline's theories and research in an easy-to-understand format. A new chapter on personality disorders concludes the book by clarifying how the six paradigms are closely interrelated. Expanded Coverage of Contemporary Research The Fourth Edition's expanded coverage of contemporary research includes a more detailed treatment of the "Big Five" personality traits, a new discussion of personality traits across the lifespan, up-to-date coverage of the biological and cultural aspects of personality, a new chapter on the self, and updated coverage of cognition, motivation, and emotion. Theory in the Context of Everyday Life To help students understand the theories discussed in the book, Professor Funder includes, in each chapter, interludes that clarify concepts by demonstrating their relevance to everyday life. For the Fourth Edition, Professor Funder has added a question set at the end of each chapter that challenges students to apply what they learn in a real-world context.
A personality text with personality.
|Author||: David C. Funder,David C. (University of California Funder, Riverside)|
|Release Date||: 2019-08-02|
|ISBN 10||: 9780393422009|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
David Funder's masterful writing, his ability to explain important ideas and new research in a compelling way, and the new addition of InQuizitive, Norton's adaptive quizzing tool, make The Personality Puzzle the best learning tool for students--all at an affordable price. The Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on relationships and work, and new coverage of replication and open science issues.
|Author||: David C. Funder|
|Release Date||: 2015-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9780393571073|
|Pages||: 700 pages|
The Personality Puzzle continues to lead the market by captivating students with David Funder's fresh, masterful writing. New material on important research areas such as development and health, streamlined presentation of methods and assessment, and added data graphics presented in a stunning new full-color design make the Seventh Edition an even richer teaching tool.The Personality Puzzle continues to lead the market by captivating students with David Funder's fresh, masterful writing. New material on important research areas such as development and health, streamlined presentation of methods and assessment, and added data graphics presented in a stunning new full-color design make the Seventh Edition an even richer teaching tool.
Have you ever. . . envied the guy in the next office who can charm people so easily? retreated to your office to avoid another dose of too-bubbly enthusiasm from the girl down the hall? or wondered how to light a fire under the easygoing partner you were assigned to work with on your latest project? The workplace is full of all types of people. And somehow we're supposed to find a way to work together to get the job done. That's where Personality Puzzle can help. Through real-life situations and amusing anecdotes, personality experts Florence and Marita Littauer show employers and employees how to: * identify and understand the four personalities * create targeted advertisements * recruit certain personality types * respond to coworkers in the best way possible No matter where you work or what organization you belong to, you will benefit from knowing how to identify the personality types around you, appreciate the uniqueness of each person, and work together in the most productive way.
"Traditionally, scientists have emphasized what they call the first and second natures of personality--genes and culture, respectively. But today the field of personality science has moved well beyond the nature vs. nurture debate. In Who Are You, Really? Dr. Brian Little presents a distinctive view of how personality shapes our lives--and why this matters. Little makes the case for a third nature to the human condition--the pursuit of personal projects, idealistic dreams, and creative ventures that shape both people's lives and their personalities. Little uncovers what personality science has been discovering about the role of personal projects, revealing how this new concept can help people better understand themselves and shape their lives" -- provided by publisher.
John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence—which he calls personal intelligence—to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us. In Personal Intelligence, Mayer explains that we are naturally curious about the motivations and inner worlds of the people we interact with every day. Some of us are talented at perceiving what makes our friends, family, and coworkers tick. Some of us are less so. Mayer reveals why, and shows how the most gifted "readers" among us have developed "high personal intelligence." Mayer's theory of personal intelligence brings together a diverse set of findings—previously regarded as unrelated—that show how much variety there is in our ability to read other people's faces; to accurately weigh the choices we are presented with in relationships, work, and family life; and to judge whether our personal life goals conflict or go together well. He persuasively argues that our capacity to problem-solve in these varied areas forms a unitary skill. Illustrating his points with examples drawn from the lives of successful college athletes, police detectives, and musicians, Mayer shows how people who are high in personal intelligence (open to their inner experiences, inquisitive about people, and willing to change themselves) are able to anticipate their own desires and actions, predict the behavior of others, and—using such knowledge—motivate themselves over the long term and make better life decisions. And in outlining the many ways we can benefit from nurturing these skills, Mayer puts forward an essential message about selfhood, sociability, and contentment. Personal Intelligence is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to better comprehend how we make sense of our world.