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Personality Development in Individuals with Mental Retardation - Edward Zigler

Personality Development in Individuals with Mental Retardation

By: Edward Zigler (Editor), Dianne Bennett-Gates (Editor), Donald Cohen (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 1999
ISBN: 9780521630481
Number Of Pages: 306

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By consolidating forty years of Zigler's research with the work of other major researchers in the field of personality, this book provides a single resource for students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of mental retardation. The basic focus is that although cognitive impairment is a defining feature, personality, emotions, and motivation play a significant role in the behavior of individuals with mental retardation. The comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and practical considerations provided in this book has relevance in identifying, educating, and integrating mentally retarded individuals into society.

"Professionals caring for individuals with mental retardation will find this book a valuable resource, with its overview of research in the field and thought-provoking considerations for practice." Readings "In addition to delighting readers, this jewel of a volume will invite a new generation of researchers to an often overlooked area. As Cohen predicts in the book's foreward, there are "decades of thrilling work ahead." American Journal on Mental Retardation

List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
The Individual with Mental Retardation as a Whole Personp. 1
Cognitive Performance and Learned Helplessness in Mentally Retarded Personsp. 17
Developmental and Experiential Variables in the Self-Images of People with Mild Mental Retardationp. 47
Intrinsic Motivation and Motivational Self-System Processes in Persons with Mental Retardation: A Theory of Motivational Orientationp. 70
Motivation for Social Reinforcement: Positive- and Negative-Reaction Tendenciesp. 107
Expectancy of Success in Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 130
Effectance Motivation and the Performance of Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 145
Outerdirectedness in Individuals with and without Mental Retardation: A Reviewp. 165
Assessing Personality Traits of Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 206
Parenting, Etiology, and Personality-Motivational Functioning in Children with Mental Retardationp. 226
Personality-Motivation: New Ties to Psychopathology, Etiology, and Interventionp. 249
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780521630481
ISBN-10: 0521630487
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 13th August 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62