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Personality

  • Theory and Explanation in Social Psychologyby Bertram Gawronski; Galen V. Bodenhausen

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 75.00

    This volume provides the first authoritative explication of metatheoretical principles in the construction and evaluation of social-psychological theories. Leading international authorities review the conceptual foundations of the field?s most influential approaches, scrutinizing the range and limits of theories in various areas of inquiry. The chapters... more...

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Niqab Wearingby Nina Bosankic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In Psychosocial aspects of niqab wearing Nina Bosankic explores the various motives which lead young women living in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina to adopt the niqab (full face veil). She uses a grounded theory approach to examine this decision which is often viewed as controversial from both within and outside Islam. more...

  • His Brain, Her Brainby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    Boy or girl? Even before a person is born, that?s the first thing everyone wants to know?underscoring just how much value human societies of all types place on gender. In this eBook, His Brain, Her Brain, we take a closer look at the anatomical, chemical and functional differences in the brains of men and women?as well as some surprising similarities.... more...

  • The Psychological Construction of Emotionby Lisa Feldman Barrett; James A. Russell; Joseph E. LeDoux

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 65.00

    This volume presents cutting-edge theory and research on emotions as constructed events rather than fixed, essential entities. It provides a thorough introduction to the assumptions, hypotheses, and scientific methods that embody psychological constructionist approaches. Leading scholars examine the neurobiological, cognitive/perceptual, and social... more...

  • The Trouble with Twin Studiesby Jay Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    The Trouble with Twin Studies questions popular genetic explanations of human behavioral differences based upon the existing body of twin research. Psychologist Jay Joseph outlines the fallacies of twin studies in the context of the ongoing decades-long failure to discover genes for human behavioral differences, including IQ, personality, and the... more...

  • Psychology of Changeby Katherine J. Reynolds; Nyla R. Branscombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume tackles the critical question of whether people change or whether they remain relatively constant across the lifespan. Much existing literature in psychology has largely endorsed the concept of stability. Indeed, in many people?s minds, the person is understood to be set in stone, as a function of early socialization and reaching a particular... more...

  • Temperament (PLE: Emotion)by Arnold H. Buss; Robert Plomin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    Originally published in 1984, this title looks at the development of temperament in early life. At the time of publication there were three major perspectives on temperament: paediatrics, individual differences in infants, and inherited personality traits that appear in early life. Whatever the diversity of these perspectives, they converge on personality... more...

  • Structure in Thought and Feeling (PLE: Emotion)by Susan Aylwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    How does a person?s way of thinking influence their personality, their values and their choice of career? In this important study, originally published in 1985, Susan Aylwin uses such questions as a starting point for elucidating the relationship between thought and feeling. Three modes of thought are compared in detail: inner speech, visual imagery... more...

  • Stalkingby Rachel D. MacKenzie; Troy E. McEwan; Michele T. Pathé; David V. James; James R.P. Ogloff; Paul E. Mullen; Malte J. Bumb; Harald Dreßing; Konrad Whittaker

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 54.00

    Mit einer Lebenszeitprävalenz von etwa 11 % ist Stalking ein weit verbreitetes Phänomen. Fachleute unterschiedlicher Disziplinen müssen sich zunehmend mit der Risikoeinschätzung und Therapie von Stalkern beschäftigen. Wie wichtig es ist, dieser Aufgabe sorgfältig und mit der nötigen Kompetenz nachzugehen, wird durch tragische Tötungsdelikte verdeutlicht,... more...

  • Inside the Criminal Mindby Stanton Samenow

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges. more...