The Personality Puzzle explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.
In this update of the 1997 "personality text with a personality," Funder (psychology, U. of California, Riverside) shows psychology students that personality psychology is exciting and relevant to everyday life. He covers the mainstay theories (now with a greater emphasis on cognitive approaches rather than psychoanalysis), intellectual influences, and current research/debates in such areas as neuropsychology, cross-cultural issues, personality types, and null- hypothesis significance testing. Includes a glossary of terms. Funder is the editor of the . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)