The Personality Puzzle

Ninth Edition

1 July 2024

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The ultimate reading and active learning experience for personality science.

The Personality Puzzle is heralded as the book that helps students think critically about the science of personality and find joy in the journey through David Funder’s unparalleled writing. New for the Ninth Edition, The Personality Puzzle introduces the latest scientific research and relevant social media applications, with a focus on the exciting work of underrepresented psychologists today. Student learning moves online with a new, assignable, interactive ebook that engages students with active learning opportunities. Students will be able to analyze their own personalities through online Try for Yourself surveys and assess their reading through Check Your Understanding questions that provide retrieval practice in every section. InQuizitive adaptive assessment rounds out the lesson, using research-proven techniques to help students “lock in” what they learn.

Digital Teaching and Learning Tools

Norton Illumine Ebook

This assignable ebook creates an active and engaging reading experience with interactive Try for Yourself personality assessments and concept check questions at the end of each section.


An award-winning, easy-to-use adaptive learning tool created by a cognitive psychologist. Using evidence-based principles of learning, InQuizitive helps students retain key concepts, learn to apply them, and come to class prepared.

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193 x 231 mm • 712 pages


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