Publication Year: 2004,
"This is an excellent introduction to Personality, Intelligence and Individual Differences and will be invaluable for students undertaking a BPS accredited Psychology Degree course. It is by far the most comprehensive, accessible and thought provoking text that I have read on the subject." Val Tuck NewcastleUniversity "An outstanding work that in my opinion succeeds in being both a first class textbook for courses in Individual Differences and a fascinating read." Steve Fisher, Strathclyde University Highly engaging and lively in presentation, this thought-provoking text introduces students to the major theories, methods, research findings and debates in Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. The book offers a comprehensive, yet rigourous coverage, and actively encourages students to develop skills in critical analysis. Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence is packed with examples and richly-illustrated with photos and includes a range of pedagogical features designed to stimulate interest and support learning.These include *Each chapter opens with learning outcomes, a list of key themes and a real world example to engage students and help them manage their study.
*Stop and Think boxes encourage students to reflect on what they have just read. *Profile boxes ensure students are informed of key figures and thinkers. *Critical Thinking boxes encourage students to question theories and arguments and develop skills in critical thinking. *Discussion questions, essay questions and an annotated guide to further reading encourage students to consolidate and develop their understanding to a higher level. * Connecting up' draws attention to links between different areas of psychology and topics covered in the book. The book also includes separate chapters on Academic Argument, Statistical Analysis, Psychometric Testing and ethics to provide a framework for the academic and technical terms that are used commonly in the field. A website accompanying the book features weblinks, dissertation suggestions and a range of questions to allow you to consolidate and further your understanding. This can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/maltby.Dr John Maltby is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Leicester. He has over 100 publications in the literature of Personality, Individual Differences and Social Psychology.
Specific areas of interest include Social Attitudes, Positive Psychology, Personality and Psychometric testing. Dr Liz Day is a lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. She has over 30 publications in the area of Individual Differences and Positive Psychology. She has also trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Professor Ann Macaskill has lectured on Personality and Individual Differences for many years. She is also trained in Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.show more