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ISBN-10 0205096778ISBN-13 9780205096770
ISBN-10 0205738877ISBN-13 9780205738878
Author(s): Marianne Miserandino
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 512

Personality Psychology is an undergraduate textbook for personality psychology: the study of individual differences, for identifying ways in which people are both similar and different and for explaining how they became that way.

This book introduces students to the basic foundations and latest findings by presenting the fundamental questions, accumulated knowledge, and latest findings in genetics, neuroscience, traits, self and identity, intrapsychic aspects, regulation, motivation, and cognition, as well as the integration across these areas. Written with an approachable, story-telling style, the author presents an evidence-based text with integrated culture references and the key building blocks of the subject matter: genetics, neuroscience, and cognition. Miserandino is an APA-award winning teacher and has placed learning tools within each chapter such as self-assessments that guide students into an complete understanding throughout the text.