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Description - Psychology of Individual Differences by Gregory J. Boyle

This collection provides a comprehensive up-to-date synthesis of some of the most significant publications in the psychology of individual differences field over the past two decades. It contains benchmark readings, including highly cited empirical articles, review articles with an emphasis on critical review articles as well some book chapters that have had great impact in terms of presenting research findings and influencing the key debates in the field. There is a particular emphasis on recent key publications to complement older classic works, an overall integration of this expansive field and is thoroughly international in focus. In addition to the 80 key original publications included in the collection, Volume One opens with an introductory editorial essay by the Editors setting out the rationale behind the selections, and providing an illuminating discussion of the development of Individual Differences and its theoretical, empirical, and applied foundations. Coverage in this Major Work: Volume 1 - covers the role of individual differences in cognitive/intellectual abilities Volume 2 - covers theories pertaining to normal personality structure along with associated measurement instruments Volume 3 covers papers published on cognitive, emotional and motivational influences on the area of individual differences Volume 4 covers clinical and applied research - including papers in the huge area of personality disorders and assessment This 4-volume reference set will make an invaluable addition to any academic library with a interest in and/or existing collection in individual differences/personality. Given its diverse yet coherent organization, it ought to provide an excellent supplement on relevant courses where students need to engage with the provocative ideas that have made this field both lively and fascinating. This collection provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and international synthesis of some of the most significant publications in the psychology of individual differences over the past two decades. It contains * benchmark readings, including highly cited empirical articles * review articles with an emphasis on critical review articles * key book chapters that have influenced debates in the field. The Editorial introduction at the beginning of Volume 1 contextualises the articles in terms of their overall significance in the development of the field. A unique resource for students and researchers interested in the theoretical, empirical, and applied foundations of the psychology of Individual Differences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761944096
ISBN-10: 0761944095
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 1792
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gregory J. Boyle

Professor Boyle has spent over three decades undertaking quantitative research in the field of psychometrics, as related to the measurement of individual differences in personality, intelligence, and motivation, as well as undertaking studies within the fields of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and educational psychology. In more recent years, he has applied his extensive research skills to studies within the broad fields of medical/health psychology, and has undertaken many studies within the area of women's health. Lately, he has focused his attention more on research topics pertaining to men's health. My research focuses on the study of individual differences with an emphasis on personality and intelligence, including emotional intelligence. These studies and resulting publications are theoretical and practical as well as correlational and experimental. The opportunity for cross-cultural studies has significantly broadened the scope of this research. Also, my recent research interests in emotional intelligence, including emotions and social cognition is motivated by the current emphasis on prevention, resiliency, psychological health, and building capacity. Publications of some of my more recent books, book chapters and journal articles are included in the publications link.

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