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.
About 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.
Product is great introduction of personality psychology and how it is measured. I won’t be selling this one back. Written using vernacular that is easy to understand whether you have a background in psychology or not.
There are few things more frustrating to a university student than being assigned a lousy textbook. Two cardinal sins of many textboks are that they either leave out information the student should know, or they brim with facts but are as fun to read as a phonebook. This book really covers a lot of ground, and touches on each topic long enough to give a student understanding enough to have a reasonably-informed opinion. Equally important, Funder’s writing style is not dry like most textbooks. It’s the first book I would recommend for anyone thinking of teaching a class in Personality Psychology. It’s informative and it’s not boring.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 699 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Sixth Edition edition (September 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039312441X
- ISBN-13: 978-0393124415
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches