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Personality and Intellectual Competence - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Personality and Intellectual Competence

Paperback Published: 23rd November 2005
ISBN: 9780805860177
Number Of Pages: 202

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This book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of personality and intelligence, as well as covering other variables underlying academic and occupational performance. "Personality and Intellectual Competence" is a unique attempt to develop a comprehensive model to understand individual difference by relating major personality dimensions to cognitive ability measures, academic and job performance, and self-assessed abilities, as well as other traditional constructs such as leadership and creativity. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in personality, intelligence, and the prediction of future achievement in general.
"Personality and Intellectual Competence" is an outstanding account of the relationship between major individual differences constructs. With its informative summary of the last century of research in the field, this book provides a robust and systematic theoretical background for understanding the psychological determinants of future achievement. The authors have sought to combine technical expertise with applied interests, making this a groundbreaking theoretical tool for anyone concerned with the scientific prediction of human performance.

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"...provide a superb, well-written book on relationship between personality factors and measures of intelligence, academic competence, work performance, and self-assessed intelligence. This book is unique in that it is written in a style accessible to those unfamiliar with issues in personality and intelligence and at the same time it contains material that will be valuable to those with experience in the field. Essential."
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"The authors have a significant corpus of published research offering suggestions aimed at clarifying the personality-intelligence befuddlement that is currently mucking up the emotional intelligence field....this is an excellent and very informative read."
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"This volume provides a superb integration of the multiform research literatures on personality and intelligence. Chamorro-Premuzic and Furnham survey a wide panorama of studies in these two principal domains of differential psychology. They arrive at a theoretical synthesis that successfully blends the best of current knowledge with new insights to illuminate the subtle interplay between intellectual competence and personality traits such as extraversion, neuroticism and openness. Chamorro-Premuzic and Furnham explore some neglected but important bridges between ability and personality, including self-awareness of competence and dynamic interaction between personality traits and competence...They also provide fresh perspectives on motivation, creativity and scholastic achievement. The lucidity and accessibility of the writing--together with the authors' attention to the significance of personality and intelligence in real-life--will ensure that this book finds a wide readership among psychologists, educators, and organizational psychologists."
-Gerald Matthews
Professor of Psychology, University of Cincinnati

"This book provides an excellent compilation of research across traditionally disparate domains of inquiry. It will be especially valuable to personality researchers interested in intellectual competence, and intelligence researchers interested in personality traits. The authors provide convincing demonstrations that integration across these domains will result in better understanding of similarities among, and differences between people."
-Phillip L. Ackerman
Professor of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Prefacep. xi
Overview: Predicting Future Achievementp. 1
Personality Traitsp. 3
History of Personality Traitsp. 4
Personality Traits and Statesp. 7
Eysenck's Gigantic Three and the Biological Basis of Personality Traitsp. 9
Cattell's 16PF and the Lexical Hypothesisp. 15
The Five Factor Model (Big Five)p. 16
Summary and Conclusionsp. 23
Intellectual Abilityp. 24
History of Intelligence Testingp. 25
Psychometric Intelligence and the Notion of gp. 28
Cattell's Theory of Fluid and Crystallized Intelligencep. 29
Genetic Versus Environmental Causes of Intelligencep. 31
Piaget and the Developmental Theory of Cognitive Abilityp. 33
Debate: g Versus Multiple Abilitiesp. 34
Other Approaches: Emotional, Social, and Practical Intelligencep. 37
Summary and Conclusionsp. 40
The Personality-Intelligence Interfacep. 42
Arousability Theory and the Biological Basis of Personality and Intelligencep. 43
Top-Down Approachesp. 46
Personality and IQ Test Performancep. 48
Neuroticism and Test Anxietyp. 49
Extraversion and Test-Taking Style (Speed vs. Accuracy)p. 54
Investment Theoriesp. 56
Openness to Experience (Need for Cognition)p. 56
Typical Intellectual Engagement (TIE)p. 62
Agreeableness, Modesty, and Test-Taking Attitudesp. 63
Conscientiousness (Need for Achievement)p. 65
Summary and Conclusionsp. 66
Personality and Intelligence as Predictors of Academic and Work Performancep. 68
Psychometric Intelligence and the Prediction of APp. 70
Personality Traits and the Prediction of APp. 72
The Gigantic Three and APp. 73
Neuroticism, Worry, and Exam Stressp. 74
Extraversion and Study Habitsp. 77
Psychoticism and Poor APp. 79
Openness and APp. 80
Agreeableness and APp. 81
Conscientiousness and APp. 83
Current Directions on Personality Traits and APp. 84
Success in the Workplacep. 85
Evidence Versus Beliefp. 87
Personality Traits and WPp. 88
Summary and Conclusionsp. 92
Self-Concepts and Subjectively Assessed Intelligence (SAI)p. 93
Intelligence From a Lay Perspectivep. 96
History of Lay Conceptions of Intelligence Researchp. 98
Sternberg's Research on Lay Conceptions of Intelligencep. 101
Gender Differences in SAIp. 103
Estimating Relatives' Scoresp. 107
Culture Differences in Estimated Intelligencep. 110
Estimates of Other and Multiple Intelligencesp. 112
Correlations Between Self-Estimated and Psychometrically Measured IQp. 114
SAI and APp. 117
SAI and Personality Traitsp. 119
Summary and Conclusionsp. 120
Individual Differences and Real-Life Outcomesp. 123
Leadershipp. 124
Creativityp. 129
Art Judgmentp. 137
Summary and Conclusionsp. 142
Overall Summary and Conclusionsp. 144
Referencesp. 151
Author Indexp. 181
Subject Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780805860177
ISBN-10: 0805860177
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 23rd November 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.14  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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Adrian Furnham

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Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK. He is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals and has received many national and international awards. He is the author of over 600 scientific journal articles and 48 books, including popular management books.

He acts as a consultant to a number of organisations including HM Government, British Airways, HBOS and SAP. He writes regular columns in the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to radio and television.

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