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Personality and Individual Differences


July 2011 | 296 pages | Learning Matters
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This accessible introductory text covers core domains of variation in individual differences: the history, philosophy and methods used in individual differences psychology, personality, intellect, affect and the self. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area, while developing students' higher level skills. Activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Series editor's introduction
 
Individual differences: aims, methods and ethics
 
Personality
 
Personality and physical health
 
Atypical personality traits and mental health
 
Cultural and sex differences in personality
 
The structure and determinants of intelligence
 
The use of intellectual ability tests
 
Motivation
 
Conclusions: the future of individual differences psychology
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

An excellent book which can be used throughout the academic year and with many levels. I had anticipated that this book would provide more detailed links between theory and practice within Child Development, however, there are plenty opportunities to use this carefully throughout many other modules within the academic year. This is definitley one for the shelf which will be used time and time again.

Mrs Jo Williams
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
March 14, 2016

Found this hard to get into but does provide good knowledge for this subject. An interesting read.

Mrs Chrissie Louise Draper
Derby College, Derby College
October 19, 2015

Other lecturers are due to be teaching the personality element of the module next year, and so they will be selecting their chosen reading materials in regards to this field.

Dr Emma Louise Pape
Sch of Psychology & Clinical Lang Sci, Reading University
March 25, 2015

A much needed book in the field but very eclectic in its choice of topics covered.

Dr Gert Kruger
Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg
April 17, 2014

This is a well written book however it does not meet with the current curriculum.

Miss Daljinder Virk
Department of Psychology, Coventry University
April 1, 2014

This text explains concepts simply. It serves as a good introduction to the topic, providing a foundation for more advanced reading.

Dr Judith Marshall
Centre for Psychology and Counselling, Swansea Metropolitan University
February 28, 2014

I will use the mentioned book for preparing my classes.

Dr Luis Fittipaldi
Mental Health, Social Work and IPL, Middlesex University
December 1, 2013

This book provides some useful background reading for adult nursing students

Mr Andrew Southgate
Adult Nursing Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 17, 2012

An useful text for the psychology elements of the youth work programme

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

Lacking in detail

Dr Patrick Hylton
Psychology department, Lincoln University
March 29, 2012

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