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The Personality Puzzle Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive, 8th Edition

  • David C. Funder
  • ISBN-10: 0393421783
  • ISBN-13: 9780393421781
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Current, Accessible, Engaging—the best learning tool for personality psychology

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.


  • Masterful explanations of contemporary research motivate students to learn. David Funder uses his masterful writing style to cover the latest research in personality psychology and help students see the relevance to their own lives. The Eighth Edition now includes a new chapter on relationships and work, and new important coverage of replication and open science issues. The chapters on relationships, work, and health (i.e., Part VII) show students how personality psychology can be applied to the real world.

  • InQuizitive uses research-proven techniques to improve student learning. Developed by a psychologist, InQuizitive is based on research-backed psychological principles. Motivating game-like elements engage students in active learning and drive them back into the text when they need to review. Personalized questions, a variety of interactive question types, and answer-specific feedback help students grasp course concepts faster. As a result, students show up to class better prepared, and instructors have more time for incorporating active learning and applications.

  • An expanded instructor support package gives instructors the tools they need to engage students in active learning. The Interactive Instructor’s Guide has been enhanced for the Eighth Edition with even better instructor support. In addition to video links and new classroom activities, the Eighth Edition IIG will provide 3–5 new Discussion Questions for each chapter, giving instructors ample options for sparking course discussions, online or in the classroom. InQuizitive further enhances our support for active-learning by ensuring that students come to class armed with the fundamental knowledge required for engaging in discussions and activities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Study of the Person 

Part I: The Science of Personality: Methods and Assessment 
Chapter 2: Personality Research Methods 
Chapter 3: Personality Assessment: Effect Size, Replicability, and Open Science 

Part II: How People Differ: The Trait Approach 
Chapter 4: Persons and Situations 
Chapter 5: Personality Judgment 
Chapter 6: Traits and Types: The Big Five and Beyond 
Chapter 7: Personality Stability, Development, and Change 

Part III: The Mind and the Body: Biological Approaches to Personality 
Chapter 8: The Anatomy and Physiology of Personality 
Chapter 9: Genetics and Evolution: The Inheritance of Personality 

Part IV: The Hidden World of the Mind: The Psychoanalytic Approach 
Chapter 10: Basics of Psychoanalysis 
Chapter 11: Psychoanalysis after Freud: Neo-Freudians, Object Relations, and Current Research 

Part V: Experience and Awareness: Humanistic and Cross-Cultural Psychology 
Chapter 12: Humanistic Psychology, Positive Psychology, and the Science of Happiness 
Chapter 13: Cultural Variation in Experience, Behavior, and Personality 

Part VI: What Personality Does: Learning, Motivation, Emotion, and the Self 
Chapter 14: Personality Processes: Learning, Motivation, Emotion, and Thinking 
Chapter 15: The Self: What You Know about You 

Part VII: Applications of Personality Psychology
Chapter 16: NEW Relationships and Business 
Chapter 17: Mental and Physical Health 
Chapter 18: What Have We Learned?