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PERSONALITY, Fifth Edition 

Marc Setterlund, PhD

Alma College


Seymour Feshbach, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles-Emeritus


Bernard Weiner , PhD

University of California, Los Angeles


Arthur Bohart, PhD

California State University, Dominguez Hills-Emeritus


Pages: 490 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2019

Status: Available

Formats & Ordering ISBNs:


Paperback (Full Color): 978-1-942041-56-6
Paperback (B/W): 978-1-942041-57-3

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-942041-58-0

Online eTexbook: 978-1-942041-59-7

PERSONALITY is a comprehensive and accessible textbook designed for undergraduate students in two- and four-year colleges, without requiring any background in psychology. This empirically-driven text provides a fresh perspective on classic topics, such as the humanistic and psychoanalytic approaches, while also exploring emerging topics, such as genetics, culture, and the self.

The authors emphasize the influence of identity, development, nature, and nurture on personality, placing special emphasis on how personality is shaped by emotions, stress, love, and aggression. With its engaging writing style and clear explanations, this text compares and contrasts major theories of personality and provides insight into personality processes and dynamics.

Throughout the text, readers will find an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, with coverage of how cultural and societal factors impact personality development. With its comprehensive coverage of personality psychology, this textbook is an ideal resource for students looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others.

An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative. A natural and relaxed writing style promotes a sense of a conversation between the authors and reader.
Comprehensive coverage of current topics and scholarly research. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent examples, research, and scholarship from across the discipline.

Integration of research. In addition to the extensive research citations throughout the text, research is presented in a way that highlights the rationale, methods, results, and interpretation of research studies in a manner accessible to beginning psychology students.
Flexible format and organization. The text provides the core theoretical foundations of Personality while offering instructors the flexibility to incorporate a variety of outside course materials and cases.

Student-friendly pedagogy and features. Each chapter includes chapter outlines, key terms and on-page marginal key-term definitions, “Highlight” box inserts, numerous photos, graphs, tables, figures, chapter summaries, and "Thought Questions", support student learning, retention, and critical analysis.
Complete Instructor's Support Package. Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Item File, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides.

For Student (Value Series):

Printed Text

(Paperback &

Loose-Leaf )

Quizlet Study Set


(Online-All Devices)

Printable Lecture Guide

For Instructors:

Instructor's Manual

Test Item


PowerPoint Lecture Slides

100% of Our Development, Production, and Manufacturing are done here in the U.S.A.​
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