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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences. Edition No. 1. HPIZ - Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks in Personality and Individual Differences

  • ID: 2249100
  • Book
  • 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 viii

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xii

List of Contributors xiv

Preface xvi

List of Abbreviations xix

Part I Individual Differences: An Up-to-Date Historical and Methodological Overview 1

1 Individual Differences and Differential Psychology: A Brief History and Prospect 3
William Revelle, Joshua Wilt, and David M. Condon

2 Methodological Advances in Differential Psychology 39
William Revelle, David M. Condon, and Joshua Wilt

Part II Intelligence and Personality: Structure and Development 75

Section 1 Personality 77

3 Personality Development across the Life Span 77
Jaap J. A. Denissen, Marcel A. G. van Aken, and Brent W. Roberts

4 Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory, Research, Applications, and Future 101
Luke D. Smillie, Natalie J. Loxton, and Rachel E. Avery

5 The General Factor of Personality: Normal and Abnormal 132
J. Philippe Rushton and Paul Irwing

6 Five into One Doesn’t Go: A Critique of the General Factor of Personality 162
Eamonn Ferguson, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Alan Pickering, and Alexander Weiss

Section 2 Intelligence 187

7 The Nature and Structure of “Intelligence” 187
Charlie L. Reeve and Silvia Bonaccio

8 Re-Visiting Intelligence–Personality Associations: Vindicating Intellectual Investment 217
Sophie von Stumm, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, and Phillip L. Ackerman

9 Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging 242
Elliot M. Tucker-Drob and Timothy A. Salthouse

Part III Biological Causes of Individual Differences 269

10 Behavior Genetics 271
Frank M. Spinath and Wendy Johnson

11 Molecular Genetic Aspects of Personality 305
Alexander Strobel and Burkhard Brocke

12 Understanding Human Intelligence by Imaging the Brain 330
Roberto Colom and Paul M. Thompson

13 Evolutionary Psychology and Individual Differences 353
Satoshi Kanazawa

Part IV Individual Differences and Real-World Outcomes 377

Section 1 Work 379

14 Individual Differences at Work 379
Deniz S. Ones and Chockalingam Viswesvaran

15 Leadership 408
Robert Hogan and Ghufran Ahmad

Section 2 Health, Longevity, and Death 427

16 Cognitive Epidemiology: Concepts, Evidence, and Future Directions 427
Catherine M. Calvin, G. David Batty, and Ian J. Deary

17 Personality and Differences in Health and Longevity 461
Margaret L. Kern and Howard S. Friedman

Section 3 Society 491

18 Personality and the Laws of History 491
Robert Hogan and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

19 Individual Differences and Antisocial Behavior 512
Vincent Egan

20 Intelligence and Social Inequality: Why the Biological Link? 538
Linda S. Gottfredson

Part V Motivation and Vocational Interests 577

21 Goal-Setting: A State Theory, but Related to Traits 579
Gary P. Latham, Deshani B. Ganegoda, and Edwin A. Locke

22 Personality and Approaches to Learning 588
Adrian Furnham

23 Vocational Interests: The Road Less Traveled 608
Patrick Ian Armstrong, Rong Su, and James Rounds

Part VI Competence beyond IQ 633

Section 1 Special Abilities 635

24 Exceptional Talent and Genius 635
Dean Keith Simonton

25 Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligence 656
K. V. Petrides

26 Individual Differences in Creativity 679
James C. Kaufman

Section 2 Relationships and Subjective Well-Being 699

27 Personality and Happiness: Predicting the Experience of Subjective Well-Being 699
William Pavot and Ed Diener

28 Self-Esteem: Enduring Issues and Controversies 718
M. Brent Donnellan, Kali H. Trzesniewski, and Richard W. Robins

29 Love at First Sight? Individual Differences and the Psychology of Initial Romantic Attraction 747
Viren Swami

30 Manifestations of Individual Differences in Physical and Virtual Environments 773
Lindsay T. Graham, Carson J. Sandy, and Samuel D. Gosling

Index 801

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Goldsmiths College, London, UK.

Sophie von Stumm University of Chichester, UK.

Adrian Furnham University College London, UK.
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