Personality and Individual Differences (Google eBook)

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SAGE, May 12, 2011 - Psychology - 296 pages
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This accessible introductory text covers core domains of variation in individual differences: the history, philosophy and methods used in individual differences psychology, personality, intellect, affect and the self. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area, while developing students' higher level skills. Activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Individual differences Aims methods and ethics
1
Chapter 2 Personality
37
Chapter 3 Personality and physical health
73
Chapter 4 Atypical personality traits and mental health
101
Chapter 5 Cultural and sex differences in personality
127
Chapter 6 The structure and determinants of intelligence
152
Chapter 7 The use of intellectual ability tests
181
Chapter 8 Motivation
203
The future of individual differences psychology
227
Glossary
244
References
249
Index
277
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About the author (2011)

Dr Bere Mahoney is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with over 10 years experience of lecturing on individual differences at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been involved in the design and redesign of undergraduate university courses to ensure coverage of core areas and benchmark knowledge and skills for psychology at a number of UK universities, and acts as external examiner for a number undergraduate psychology programmes in the UK. She has published research on individual differences in social perceptions of criminality, and ageing, in addition to work on psychology undergraduates beliefs about the subject, its goals and ways of studying. Current research projects include the links between individual differences, disordered eating and fear of aging, the characteristics of victims of carious crime types, and lay theories of urban regeneration and well-being.

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