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The Personality Puzzle By David C. Funder

The Personality Puzzle
by David C. Funder

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This undergraduate introduction to the theory of personality suggests that the understanding of several theoretical frameworks can enrich the teaching of the psychology of personality.
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The Personality Puzzle by David C. Funder

This book is an introduction to the theory of personality. Aimed at psychology undergraduates, it suggests that the understanding of several basic theoretical frameworks can enrich the teaching of the psychology of personality. The reader accompanying the book serves to supplement the discussions in the text, and contains primary theoretical and empirical literature.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Research methods: the study of the person; clues to personality - the basic source of data; personality psychology as science - research methods. Part 2 How people differ - the trait approach: personality traits and behaviour; personality assessment I - personality testing and its consequences; personality assessment II - personality judgement in everyday life; using personality traits to understand behaviour. Part 3 The mind and body - biological approaches to personality: anatomy, biochemistry and personality - behavioural genetics and evolutionary theory. Part 4 The hidden world of the mind - the psychoanalytical approach: basics of psychoanalysis; the workings of the unconscious mind - defences and slips; psychoanalysis after Freud. Part 5 Experience and awareness - humanistic and cross-cultural psychology; experience, existence and free will - the phenomenological approach; cultural variation in experience, behaviour and personality. Part 6 Learning and personality - behaviourism and the social learning: how the world creates who you are - behaviourism and the view from outside; motivation, thought and behaviour - the social learning theories. Part 6 Cognitive approaches to personality - how the way you think affects what you do; the cognitive systemand the personality system; cognitive processes and personality; conclusion - looking back and looking ahead.

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GOR003803909
The Personality Puzzle by David C. Funder
David C. Funder
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2001-01-10
622
039397541X
9780393975413
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