Individual Differences and Personality

Individual Differences and Personality

by Colin Cooper

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Colin Cooper's 'Individual Differences' has been a favourite among lecturers and students of differential psychology since it was published in 1997. It is unique in its comprehensive coverage of both personality theories and the methodological issues associated with personality and psychometric testing.

This new edition has been fully revised and expanded to include recent developments in the field. There is also a new chapter on Emotional Intelligence and expanded coverage of the Big 5 model of personality and positive psychology. Cooper also discusses influential new fields such as cognitive epidemiology and a new chapter on practical applications demonstrates how what has been learned can be applied to everyday life from recruitment to predicting whether psychopaths will reoffend.

The accompanying website provides comprehensive support for both students and lecturers, including MCQs, sample exam questions, PowerPoint presentations, revision flashcards, interactive glossary, and revision summaries.

An informative and enjoyable trip through personality and psychometrics, this book is essential reading for all students wishing to gain a broad understanding of this fascinating field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444164374
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Individual Differences
      Part I: Theories and applications
2 Kelly and Rogers
3 Freud and post-Freudians
4 Broad theories of personality
5 Emotional intelligence
6 Narrow personality traits
7 Biological and social models of personality
8 Structure and measurement of abilities
9 Ability processes
10 Personality and ability over the lifespan
11 Environmental and genetic determinants of personality
12 Mood and motivation
13 Applications of personality and ability testing
      Part II: Methods
14 Measuring individual differences
15 Reliability and validity of psychological tests
16 Factor analysis
17 Performing and interpreting factor analyses
18 Constructing a test
19 Problems with tests
20 Conclusions

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