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

Second Edition
  • Nick Haslam - University of Melbourne, Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Luke Smillie - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • John Song - De Montfort University Leicester, UK
Companion Website


March 2017 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Second Edition of this popular textbook builds on the strengths of the first, continuing its reputation for clarity, accessibility, conceptual sophistication, and panoramic coverage of personality and intelligence. The authorship team is enriched by the addition of two high-profile international scholars, Luke Smillie and John Song, whose expertise broadens and deepens the text.
An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence, Second Edition is a key textbook for all psychology students on a personality or individual differences course.
 
SECTION 1 DESCRIBING PERSONALITY
 
1. What is Personality?
 
2. Trait Psychology
 
3. Personality Processes
 
SECTION 2 EXPLAINING PERSONALITY
 
4. Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality
 
5. Biological Approaches I: Evolution and Genetics
 
6. Biological Approaches II: Brain Structure and Function
 
7. Cognitive Approaches to Personality
 
SECTION 3 APPLYING PERSONALITY
 
8. Personality Change and Development
 
9. The Assessment of Personality
 
10. Personality and Mental Disorder
 
11. Psychobiography and Life Narratives
 
SECTION 4 INTELLIGENCE
 
12. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities
 
13. Intelligence in Everyday Life
 
14. Emotional Intelligence

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For Students:
• Learning Objectives
• Chapter Summaries
• MCQs
• SAQs
• Weblinks

For Lecturers:

• PPTs

An insightful and thought provoking journey into the psychology of individual differences.  If you have ever wondered about how people differ from each other, this text is for you!

Shane Costello
Monash University

This is an excellent introductory individual differences book.  It encourages the reader to be analytical and critical in thinking about personality psychology and thus helps engender some of the skills that are central to higher education.

Hilary Tait
Edinburgh Napier University

This SAGE Foundations of Psychology textbook provides a superb introduction to the field of personality, intelligence and individual differences. Students will especially appreciate the quality of exposition that renders often difficult-to-grasp topics easy to understand, including importantly how they relate to the broader field of psychological science.

Philip Corr
City, University of London
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Chapters exploring the neurobiological, genetic, and evolutionary foundations of personality; and emotion, motivation, and personality processes        
  • An enhanced coverage of personality disorders        
  • thoroughly revised and extended section on intelligence which now addresses cognitive abilities and their biological bases; the role of intelligence in everyday life; and emotional intelligence        
  • A new companion website that includes a substantial test bank and lecture slides

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 13: Intelligence in Everyday Life


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