Introduction to Personality and Intelligence

Introduction to Personality and Intelligence

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`The inclusion of the chapter on psychobiography and life narratives is also an innovative inclusion, as this chapter encourages readers to integrate all the previous material into their analysis of famous people, a technique that will without a doubt have students captivated... an excellent introductory text' - Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology

`There is a wonderful balance and clarity in coverage of complex and contentious issues. Throughout, the tone is amiable...the writing engaging and clear" - Dr Robbie Sutton, University of Kent

Nick Haslam's highly-anticipated new text is a thoroughly engaging introduction to the psychology of personality and, crucially, intelligence.

Fully tailored to the British Psychological Society's guidelines regarding the teaching of individual differences, Introduction to Personality and Intelligence provides the perfect package for any first or second year undergraduate psychology student taking a course in this fascinating subject.

Key features:

- coverage of all core topics for a personality course

- a whole section devoted to intelligence

- includes mental disorders and cognitive approaches

- focuses on major theoretical issues

- presents a good range of applied theory chapters

- packed with pedagogical features including: key concept boxes and a full glossary, illustrative case studies, and annotated further reading

The author's writing style, use of pedagogy and incorporation of the latest empirical research findings makes Introduction to Personality and Intelligence an essential textbook for all psychology students on a personality or individual differences course.

(The author's website can be accessed here)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 17.27mm | 590g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • New
  • 0761960589
  • 9780761960584
  • 153,619

Table of contents

What Is Personality?
Trait Psychology
Challenges and Alternatives to Trait Psychology
Biological Approaches to Personality
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality
Cognitive Approaches to Personality
Personality Change and Development
The Assessment of Personality
Personality and Mental Disorder
Psychobiography and Life Narratives
Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities
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'Research on personality and intelligence spans numerous texts. thanks should be extended to Professor Nick Haslam for providing a succinct introductory book on these two topics and for writing in a style that makes these topics accessible...Overall, the book provides an excellent overview of personality research and a compendious coverage of intelligence'
The Psychologist

'I would highly recommend this text for those new to the field hoping to rapidly gain an overview of the issues and debates around personality and intelligence'
Laura Dean
Psychology: Learning & Teaching
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About Nick Haslam

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.
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