Differential and Personality Psychology

  • Current research on the myriad ways in which memory, conscious and unconscious, impacts everyday lifeApplied memory research investigates the practical aspects of one of the crucial facets of human life experience: Memory. Our ability to make informed, conscious decisions in the present depends on the existence of memories, both consciously and unconsciously obtained, as do the many seemingly aut…

  • A thorough and authoritative record of the best assessment methods in health psychologyAssessment in Health Psychology presents and discusses the best and most appropriateassessment methods and instruments for all specific areas that are central for health psychologists. It also describes the conceptual and methodological bases for assessment in health psychology, as well as the most important cu…

  • For all who work with autism spectrum clients – 78 FAQs about autism, Asperger, and atypical autism answered by 66 of the world's leading experts!Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), which include autism, Asperger syndrome, and atypical autism, are puzzling, controversial, and a challenge – and the subject of both increasing interest and a multitude of myths. While many questions about ASC remai…

  • An authoritative volume discussing the most influential state-of-the-art behavior-based alternatives to traditional self-reports in psychological assessmentTraditional self-reports can be an unsufficiant source of information about personality, attitudes, affect, and motivation. What are the alternatives? This first volume in the authoritative series Psychological Assessment – Science and Pract…

  • This text provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the wide range of psychometric tests and inventories available for assessing personality, as described by the Big Five model and related concepts.The book includes chapters on all major instruments, such as the FFPI, BFQ, NEO-PI-R, HPI, BFI/BPP, HIPIC, ZKPQ, IPIP, FFPQ, TPQue, IAS-R-B5, IBFM/SACBIF, PPRF, SIFFM, TINSIT, 6FPQ, ACL, 16PF, and …

  • Consumer behavior is one of the most prominent fields of research, development, and application of economic decision theories. These are decisions about the use of scarce resources, such as money, time, or effort, and they are subject to many influences – economic decisions in general and consumer decisions in particular rarely follow the normative rational choice model. This collection present…

  • As with all scientific endeavors, the study of motivation – understanding behavior’s direction and intensity, as well as the persistence of behavior and its cognitive and affective concomitants – faces the issue of theoretical and empirical generalizability: Knowing “what works” and under what range of conditions.The present volume confronts this issue directly by showcasing contemporar…

  • Understanding and preventing destructive leadership and the far-reaching consequences it can have on individuals and organizations.Destructive leadership can take various forms, such as abusive supervision, petty tyranny, and negative or aversive leadership, all of which negatively impact both followers and the organizations themselves. The expert contributions in this volume focus on understandi…

  • The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) – the ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions – is still the subject of scientific debate despite its intuitive appeal and widespread popular interest in areas such as human resources, education, and organizational psychology. This book brings together leading experts from around the world to present their perspectives on the …

  • New research on followers as fundamental participants in the development, impact, and maintenance of leadership processesThe vast majority of studies of leadership are cross-sectional comparisons of leadership styles and followers’ perceptions of leaders’ styles; however, within the last two decades scholars have begun to study the other side of the proverbial coin, focusing on followers’ s…

  • Our lives and careers are becoming ever more unpredictable. The “life-design paradigm” described in detail in this ground-breaking handbook helps counselors and others meet people’s increasing need to develop and manage their own lives and careers. Life-design interventions, suited to a wide variety of cultural settings, help individuals become actors in their own lives and careers by activ…

  • This clearly written, practical handbook describes an innovative and successful approach to individual, group, and peer supervision that is suitable for use in any environment (clinical, corporate, educational, health, governmental, community): positive supervision.Positive supervision focuses on what actually works instead of on problems and on supervisees’ strengths rather than on their defic…

  • The connection between acute emotional arousal and heart rate is well known, both from poetry and from the evolutionary survival reflex known as the fight-flight reaction. The connection between stress and disease is also well known. What is less well known is that the heart reacts to nearly all stimuli, independently of physical exertion, during both the day and the night. These changes, known c…

  • The development and application of implicit attitude measures has been one of the most thriving research areas in psychology over the last few decades. This field is united by a shared excitement about the discoveries enabled by these measures, be they related to social attitudes and behavior, clinical disorders, consumer decisions, or self-representations, among others. These approaches bridge s…

  • Individuals develop fundamental assumptions about human attributes to explain and understand their world. These implicit theories incorporate beliefs about the fixedness or malleability of personal attributes such as intelligence, willpower, and personality, and organize the way people ascribe meaning to events. Although implicit beliefs can be held stably, empirical findings show that they can a…