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.
'Colin Cooper's updated textbook is a joy to read. It cuts through the thicket of detail to explain important concepts in an easy-going style that students will appreciate...I shall be using this book in my undergraduate individual differences lectures and encourage other lecturers to do likewise.'
Professor Philip J. Corr, University of East Anglia
'This is the best available comprehensive introduction to differential psychology. It covers the topics, techniques and many of the tests in an accessible, authoritative and agreeable way."
Professor Ian J. Deary, University of Edinburgh
|Introduction to Individual Differences|
|Theories and applications|
|Kelly and Rogers|
|Freud and post-Freudians|
|Broad theories of personality|
|Narrow personality traits|
|Biological and social models of personality|
|Structure and measurement of abilities|
|Personality and ability over the lifespan|
|Environmental and genetic determinants of personality|
|Mood and motivation|
|Applications of personality and ability testing|
|Measuring individual differences|
|Reliability and validity of psychological tests|
|Performing and interpreting factor analyses|
|Constructing a test|
|Problems with tests|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 27th August 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition