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 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.
The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be ‘different' and ‘similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2016, held in Dublin, Ireland, in June 2016. The 28 full papers presented together with 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: SPI in regulated and safety critical domains; gamification and education issues in SPI; SPI in agile and small settings; SPI and assessment; SPI and project management concerns; empirical research case studies of SPI; knowledge and human communications issues in SPI.
The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes findings from nearly 4000 studies on traits associated with variations in socioeconomic status. Much of the information is presented in roughly 300 tables, each one providing a visual snapshot of what research has indicated regarding how a specific human trait appears to be correlated with socioeconomic status. The social status measures utilized and the countries in which each study was conducted are also identified. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE FOLOWING: Are personality traits such as extraversion, competitiveness, and risk-taking associated with social status? How universal are sex differences in income and other forms of social status? What is the association between health and social status? How much does the answer vary according to specific diseases? How well established are the relationships between intelligence and social status? Is religiosity associated with social status, or does the answer depend on which religion is being considered? Are physiological factors correlated with social status, even factors involving the brain? Finally, are there as yet any "universal correlates of social status"?
Children face an overwhelming amount of information and a range of different choices every day, and so there has never been a more important time to understand how children learn to make judgments and decisions in our modern world. Individual Differences in Judgment and Decision-Making presents cutting-edge developmental research to advance our knowledge and understanding of how these competencies emerge. Focusing on the role of individual differences, the text provides a complementary theoretical approach to understanding the development of judgment and decision-making skills, and how and why these competencies vary within and between different periods of development. Sampling a diverse set of developmental paradigms and measures, as well as considering typical and atypically developing samples, this volume provokes thinking about how we can support our children and youth to help them make better choices. Drawing on the expertise of a range of international contributors, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of thinking and reasoning from both cognitive and developmental psychology backgrounds.
Walter Mischel's Seventh Edition presents a coherent view of recent discoveries and advances in such diverse areas as behavior genetics, social evolutionary theory, trait theory and the Big Five, social cognitive theory, cognitive neuroscience, and findings at the interface of personality and social psychology. The author shows how these advances directly impact our understanding of the nature of personality.