The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences. HPIZ - Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks in Personality and Individual Differences

  • ID: 2249100
  • April 2011
  • 848 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of recent research, current perspectives, practical applications, and likely future developments in individual differences. 
- Brings together the work of the top global researchers within the area of individual differences, including Philip L. Ackerman, Ian J. Deary, Ed Diener, Robert Hogan, Deniz S. Ones and Dean Keith Simonton
- Covers methodological, theoretical and paradigm changes in the area of individual differences
- Individual chapters cover core areas of individual differences including personality and intelligence, biological causes of individual differences, and creativity and emotional intelligence

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List of Plates.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.


List of Abbreviations.

Part I Individual differences: An up-to-date historical and methodological overview.

Chapter 1 Individual Differences and Differential Psychology: A brief history and prospect (William Revelle, David M. Condon, and Joshua Wilt).

Chapter 2 Methodological Advances in Differential Psychology (William Revelle, David M. Condon, and Joshua Wilt).

Section II Intelligence and Personality: Structure and Development.

Part 1 Personality.

Chapter 3 Personality Development Across the Life Span (Jaap J. A. Denissen, Marcel A. G. van Aken, and Brent W. Roberts).

Chapter 4 Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory, Research, Applications and Future (Luke D. Smillie, Natalie J. Loxton, and Rachel E. Avery).

Chapter 5 The General Factor of Personality: Normal and Abnormal (J. Philippe Rushton and Paul Irwing).

Chapter 6 Five Into One Doesn’t Go: A Critique of the General Factor of Personality (Eamonn Ferguson, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Alan Pickering, and Alexander Weiss).

Part 2 Intelligence.

Chapter 7 The Nature and Structure of “Intelligence” Charlie L. Reeve & Silvia Bonaccio).

Chapter 8 Re-visiting Intelligence-Personality Associations: Vindicating Intellectual Investment (Sophie von Stumm, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, and Philip L. Ackerman).

Chapter 9 Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging (Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, and Timothy A. Salthouse).

Section III Biological Causes of Individual Differences.

Chapter 10 Behavior Genetics (Frank M. Spinath and Wendy Johnson).

Chapter 11 Molecular Genetic Aspects of Personality (Alexander Strobel and Burkhard Brocke).

Chapter 12 Understanding Human Intelligence Imaging the Brain (Roberto Colom and Paul M. Thompson).

Chapter 13 Evolutionary psychology and individual differences (Satoshi Kanazawa).

Section IV Individual Differences and real-world outcomes

Part 1 Work.

Chapter 14 Individual Differences at Work (Deniz S. Ones and Chockalingam Viswesvaran).

Chapter 15 Leadership (Robert Hogan and Ghufran Ahmad).

Part 2 Health, Longevity and Death.

Chapter 16 Cognitive Epidemiology: concepts, evidence, and future directions (Catherine M. Calvin, G. David Batty, and Ian J. Deary).

Chapter 17 Personality and Differences in Health and Longevity (Margaret L. Kern and Howard S. Friedman).

Part 3 Society.

Chapter 18 Personality and the laws of history (Robert Hogan & Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic).

Chapter 19 Individual differences and antisocial behaviour. (Vincent Egan).

Chapter 20 Intelligence and Social Inequality: Why the Biological Link? (Linda S. Gottfredson).

Section V Motivation and Vocational Interests.

Chapter 21 Goal Setting: A State Theory but Related to Traits (Gary P. Latham, Deshani B. Ganegoda, and Edwin A. Locke).

Chapter 22 Personality and Approaches to Learning (Adrian Furnham).

Chapter 23 Vocational Interests: The Road Less Traveled (Patrick Ian Armstrong, Rong Su, and James Rounds).

Section VI Competence beyond IQ.

Part 1 Special Abilities.

Chapter 24 Exceptional Talent and Genius (Dean Keith Simonton).

Chapter 25 Emotional Intelligence(K. V. Petrides).

Chapter 26 Individual Differences in Creativity (James C. Kaufman).

Part 2 Relationships and Subjective Well-being.

Chapter 27 Personality and Happiness: Predicting the Experience of Subjective Well-Being (William Pavot and Ed Diener).

Chapter 28 Self-Esteem: Enduring Issues and Controversies (M. Brent Donnellan, Kali H. Trzesniewski, and Richard W. Robins).

Chapter 29 Love at first sight? Individual differences and the psychology of initial romantic attraction (Viren Swami).

Chapter 30 Manifestations of Individual Differences in Physical and Virtual Environments(Lindsay T. Graham, Carson J. Sandy, and Samuel D. Gosling).


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"Valuable for those interested in psychology, education, sociology, or human genetics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above, including professionals." (Choice, 1 December 2011)

"That a fresh and comprehensive statement on current understanding about individual differences! This meaty volume provides an unusually deep discussion of personality and mental abilities like IQ and emotional intelligence, digs into their biological roots, and explores their importance at work, in relationships and in health. With the recent explosion of research linking these topics, the time is right for this wonderful update. Don’t look for this Handbook on my bookshelves – it will be on my desk and in use.. — Robert B. Kaiser, Partner, Kaplan DeVries Inc., USA

Some of the world’s top researchers give us authoritative and engaging overviews of the central topics in individual differences, such as personality, creativity, intelligence, genetics and evolution, work, motivation, special abilities and happiness, making this a comprehensive guide for understanding how and why people differ.. — Robert Plomin, Research Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK

This handbook provides a diverse multidisciplinary collection of chapters by leading researchers. Domains covered range from intelligence to personality, interests, and motivation – and from basic research on brain functions to real-world implications in the workplace and beyond.. — Phillip L. Ackerman, Professor of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

There is much in this handbook that does not simply summarise present knowledge but foreshadows the future state of differential psychology. Of use to the beginning student as well as the seasoned psychologist, any serious psychology library should possess this handbook.. — Philip J. Corr, Professor of Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK

This impressive collection of antecedents, contemporary theory, and the latest empirical research does not shy away from controversial stances or highlighting consensual elements of the field, making this a must read for students, practitioners and researchers alike.  . Richard D. Roberts, Principal Research Scientist, Research and Development, Educational Testing Service, USA

With contributions from many leading researchers in differential psychology, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of individual differences research. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the field.. —Tony Vernon, Professor of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, USA

With thoughtful and well-written chapters – ranging from the genetics of individual differences, to the relation between intelligence and personality, to the traces that different individuals leave behind in their physical environments – this handbook manages to be both highly readable and thoroughly informative.. — Colin G. DeYoung, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota, USA

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