Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence

Series
Pearson
Author
John Maltby / Liz Day / Ann Macaskill  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
784
Pub.-date
March 2017
ISBN13
9781292090511
ISBN
1292090510
Related Titles



Description

A comprehensive and accessible fourth edition of a market leading text on personality, individual differences and intelligence that offers up-to-date research and a wealth of pedagogical features. 

Features

·    Student focused pedagogical approach including

o   Stop and think to encourage students to consolidate their understanding and reflect upon key issues

o   Critical thinking section to help students to build their skills in this area

o   Career focus sections offer an insight into relevant professional avenues.

o   Going Further section to help students learn how to gain a deeper understanding through their independent study

New to this Edition

Thoroughly revised and updated to include a range of new research across the book

Reworked and extended coverage coverage of motivation and creativity

Updated with reference to DSM-5 throughout

Reorganisation of chapters on intelligence and self and chapters on individual differences, social attitudes and culture to incorporate updates within these fields.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Personality

1   Personality Theory in Context

 2  The Basis of the Psychoanalytic Approach to Personality

 3  Developments of Freudian Theorising

 4  Learning Theory Perspectives on Personality  

 5  Cognitive Personality Theories

 6  Humanistic Personality Theories

 7  The Trait Approach to Personality

 8  Biological Basis of Personality I: Genetic Heritability of Personality and Biological and Physiological Models of Personality

 9  Biological Basis of Personality II: Evolutionary Psychology and Animal Studies of Personality

 

 

PART 2 Intelligence

10  An Introduction to Intelligence

11  Theories and Measurement of Intelligence

12  The Use of Intelligence Tests: What Questions Emerge from the Measurement of Intelligence?

13  Heritability and Socially Defined Race Differences in Intelligence

14  Intelligence and the Self: Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and Sex Differences in Intelligence.

15  The Application of Personality and Intelligence in Education and the Workplace.

 

PART 3 Applications in Individual Differences

16  Optimism

17  Irrational Beliefs

18  Embarrassment, Shyness and Social Anxiety

19  Interpersonal Relationships

20  Social Attitudes and Culture

21  Well-being and Personality Disorders

22  Individual Differences in Health and Illness

23An Introduction to Psychometric Testing

 

Back Cover

"Already the standard textbook in the field, the latest edition adds some interesting further discussion of cutting-edge applied research whilst continuing to provide an engaging and comprehensive introduction."

Dr Christopher Bale, University of Hudderfield

 

"A very detailed and easily accessible textbook suitable for undergraduates new to the discipline of psychology, alongside students who need to explore and revisit these topics at a deeper level of understanding."

Dr Kamena Henshaw, University of East Anglia

 

 

 

The fourth edition of the marketing leading Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence continues to offer a comprehensive, accessible and thoroughly up to date introduction to this fascinating field. A thoughtfully developed pedagogical approach guides the reader from the foundations to the more advanced topics, employing a range of features to encourage reflection, critical thinking and thereby a deeper understanding.

 

Key features

Thoroughly revised and updated to include a range of new research across the book.

Reworked and extended coverage coverage of motivation, creativity and optimism.

Updated with reference to DSM-5 throughout.

Student focused pedagogical approach including:

o   Stop and think to encourage students to consolidate their understanding and reflect upon key issues

o   Critical thinking section to help students to build their skills in this area

o   Career focus sections offer an insight into relevant professional avenues.

o   Going Further section to help students learn how to gain a deeper understanding through their independent study

 

Dr John Maltby is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Dr Liz Day is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Sheffield Hallam University.

Professor Ann Mackaskill is at Sheffield Hallam University.  She is a Chartered Health Psychologist and trained in cognitive behavioural therapy.

 

 

 

 

Author

Dr John Maltby is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Dr Liz Day is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Sheffield Hallam University.

Professor Ann Mackaskill is at Sheffield Hallam University.  She is a Chartered Health Psychologist and trained in cognitive behavioural therapy.