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An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence
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An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence

Third Edition


400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What does it mean to have a personality? Is emotional intelligence a kind of intelligence?

Learn the answers to these questions, as well as everything you need to know about personality, intelligence, and individual differences in the third edition of this clear and accessible textbook. From natural selection to intelligence tests, and from personality disorders to the concept of IQ, the panoramic coverage of this field makes this textbook essential reading for any psychology student on a personality and individual differences course.

New to this edition:

·         Increased coverage of intelligence

·         ‘Key Theorists’ feature

·         Discussion questions moved to end-of-chapter to enable in-text assessment

Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Luke Smillie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne and director of the Personality Processes Lab.

 
Section 1: Describing personality
 
Chapter 1: What is Personality?
 
Chapter 2: Trait Psychology
 
Chapter 3: Personality Processes
 
Section 2: Explaining personality
 
Chapter 4: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality
 
Chapter 5: Biological Approaches Part 1: Evolution and Genetics
 
Chapter 6: Biological Approaches Part 2: Brain Structure and Function
 
Chapter 7: Cognitive Approaches to Personality and their Precursors
 
Section 3: Applying Personality
 
Chapter 8: Personality Change and Development
 
Chapter 9: The Assessment of Personality
 
Chapter 10: Personality and Mental Disorder
 
Chapter 11: Psychobiography and Life Narratives
 
Section 4: Intelligence
 
Chapter 12: Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities
 
Chapter 13: Intelligence in Everyday Life
 
Chapter 14: Emotional Intelligence

Nick Haslam

Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in clinical and social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and previously taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Nick’s research interests include mental health, stigma, and dehumanization and he has published over 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on these and other topics.. In addition to this volume he has published several other books, including Introduction to the Taxometric Method, Values and Vulnerabilities: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Psychology in the... More About Author

Luke Smillie

Luke Smillie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne and director of the Personality Processes Lab. He received his PhD from the University of Queensland and completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of London. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics in personality, including neurobiological and motivational accounts of individual differences, the correlates and consequences of extraversion and other basic traits, and the links between personality and social behaviour. He is an Associate Editor at both the Journal of Personality and the... More About Author