An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence

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SAGE, Feb 13, 2017 - Psychology - 384 pages

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.

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
  • A 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 brand new companion website that includes a substantial test bank and lecture slides.

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.




 

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Nick Haslam is Professor and Head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in clinical and social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City for several years before returning to Australia in 2002. Nick’s academic interests span personality, social and clinical psychology. His research has explored the classification of mental disorders, the basic forms of social relationships, stigma, and the nature of dehumanization and other forms of prejudice. He is also interested in the psychology of morality and in refugee mental health. Nick has published over 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, and he also writes regularly for a general audience in outlets including The Conversation, The Guardian and The Washington Post. 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 most recently Psychology in the Bathroom, an only partly tongue-in-cheek study of the psychology of excretion. Nick is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and is currently President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.

Luke Smillie is a Senior Lecturer in 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 50 articles on a range of topics in personality, including neurobiological and motivational accounts of individual differences, and the impact of personality on social behaviour. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Research in Personality, and a member of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

John Song received his Ph.D. from Swinburne University, Australia in 2003. He worked as a lecturer in Australia before moving to the UK where he is currently a senior lecturer in psychology at De Montfort University. He teaches intelligence, personality, and research methods, and in 2016 he co-led a successful study and cultural-exposure trip for a group of psychology students to Taiwan to explore cross-cultural concepts around intelligence. He is also the programme leader of four undergraduate psychology programmes at De Montfort University. His research interests are in the field of individual differences. His Ph.D. research focused on brain electrical activity during completion of an intelligence test. Current interests include intelligence-related cognitive processes and also individual differences variables such morningness and creativity. He has published book chapters on topics such as intelligence, personality, and assessment, and in 2015 received the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at De Montfort University.

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