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

  • ID: 3024887
  • Book
  • 848 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fresh and comprehensive, this meaty volume provides an unusually deep discussion of individual differences. With the recent explosion of research, the time is right for this wonderful update. Don t look for this handbook ton my bookshelves it will be on my desk and in use.Robert B. Kaiser, Partner, Kaplan DeVries Inc.

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

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

There is much in this handbook that does not simply summarize 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

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 the field of individual differences. Bringing together the work of top researchers in the field from around the world, this essential reference work covers methodological, theoretical, and paradigm changes in the area of individual differences.

Separate chapters cover core disciplines of individual differences including but not limited to personality and intelligence, biological, genetic, and social causes of individual differences, and creativity and emotional intelligence. The unparalleled scope of this work makes it a must–have resource for advanced psychology students, academics, and practitioners.

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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 3William Revelle, Joshua Wilt, and David M. Condon

2 Methodological Advances in Differential Psychology 39William 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 77Jaap J. A. Denissen, Marcel A. G. van Aken, and Brent W. Roberts

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

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

6 Five into One Doesn t Go: A Critique of the General Factor of Personality 162Eamonn Ferguson, Tomas Chamorro–Premuzic, Alan Pickering, and Alexander Weiss

Section 2 Intelligence 187

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

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

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

Part III Biological Causes of Individual Differences 269

10 Behavior Genetics 271Frank M. Spinath and Wendy Johnson

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

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

13 Evolutionary Psychology and Individual Differences 353Satoshi Kanazawa

Part IV Individual Differences and Real–World Outcomes 377

Section 1 Work 379

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

15 Leadership 408Robert Hogan and Ghufran Ahmad

Section 2 Health, Longevity, and Death 427

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

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

Section 3 Society 491

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

19 Individual Differences and Antisocial Behavior 512Vincent Egan

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

Part V Motivation and Vocational Interests 577

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

22 Personality and Approaches to Learning 588Adrian Furnham

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

Part VI Competence beyond IQ 633

Section 1 Special Abilities 635

24 Exceptional Talent and Genius 635Dean Keith Simonton

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

26 Individual Differences in Creativity 679James C. Kaufman

Section 2 Relationships and Subjective Well–Being 699

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

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

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

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

Index 801

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Tomas Chamorro–Premuzic
Sophie von Stumm
Adrian Furnham
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