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Personality Hacker - Harness the Power of Your Personality Type to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Life (Paperback):... Personality Hacker - Harness the Power of Your Personality Type to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Life (Paperback)
Joel Mark Witt, Antonia Dodge
R379 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R40 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hack Your Personality Type to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success.

Every person has a personality type, whether it’s INFJ (Myers Briggs) or “the Investigator” (Enneagram). But knowing your personality type is only helpful if you can use that knowledge to your advantage. Personality Hacker Guide to You will help you “hack” your personality type and understand your own mind in order to make your life easier, better, and happier. Written by the hosts of the popular podcast “Personality Hacker,” this book will show you how to work with your personality type and leverage your unique cognitive processes in order to optimize your entire life and increase your happiness, productivity, and career satisfaction. The book approaches personality types from multiple angles and incorporates popular models like Myers Briggs, Enneagram, FIRM, and Ego Transcendence to build a complete program to enhance every aspect of your life.

Toward a Psychology of Being (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Abraham H. Maslow Toward a Psychology of Being (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Abraham H. Maslow
R2,031 Discovery Miles 20 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"If we wish to help humans to become more fully human, we must realize not only that they try to realize themselves, but that they are also reluctant or afraid or unable to do so. Only by fully appreciating this dialectic between sickness and health can we help to tip the balance in favor of health." —Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow's theories of self-actualization and the hierarchy of human needs are the cornerstone of modern humanistic psychology, and no book so well epitomizes those ideas as his classic Toward a Psychology of Being.

A profound book, an exciting book, its influence continues to spread, more than a quarter century after its author's death, beyond psychology and throughout the humanities, social theory, and business management theory.

Of course, the book's enduring popularity stems from the important questions it raises and the answers it provides concerning what is fundamental to human nature and psychological well-being, and what is needed to promote, maintain, and restore mental and emotional well-being. But its success also has to do with Maslow's unique ability to convey difficult philosophical concepts with passion, precision, and astonishing clarity, and, through the power of his words, to ignite in readers a sense of creative joy and wholeness toward which we, as beings capable of self-actualization, strive.

This Third Edition makes Abraham Maslow's ideas accessible to a new generation of psychology students, as well as businesspeople, managers, and trainers interested in applying the study of human behavior to management techniques.

An energetic and articulate scholar, Professor Maslow was the author of more than twenty books, including Eupsychian Management; Psychology of Science; Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences; Motivation and Personality; and Principles of Abnormal Psychology (with B. Mittelmann). He also edited New Knowledge in Human Values and wrote nearly one hundred articles. His teachings continue to be a staple for psychologists and psychology students.

"Capacities clamor to be used, and cease their clamor only when they are well used. . . . Not only is it fun to use our capacities, but it is necessary for growth. The unused skill or capacity or organ can become a disease center or else atrophy or disappear, thus diminishing the person." —Abraham Maslow

Toward a Psychology of Being, Third Edition

Abraham Maslow doesn't pretend to have easy answers, absolutes, or solutions that bring the relief of finality—but he does have a deep belief in people. In this Third Edition of Toward a Psychology of Being (the original edition sold well over 100,000 copies), there is a constant optimistic thrust toward a future based on the intrinsic values of humanity. Professor Maslow states that, "This inner nature, as much as we know of it so far, seems not to be intrinsically evil, but rather either neutral or positively 'good.' What we call evil behavior appears most often to be a secondary reaction to frustration of this intrinsic nature." He demonstrates that human beings can be loving, noble, and creative, and are capable of pursuing the highest values and aspirations.

This Third Edition will bring Professor Maslow's ideas to a whole new generation of business and psychology readers, as well as anyone interested in the study of human behavior.

Personality Traits in Online Communication (Paperback): Barrie Gunter Personality Traits in Online Communication (Paperback)
Barrie Gunter
R880 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R89 (10%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Authoritative and illuminating, this book demonstrates how we reveal the secrets of our character through the disclosures we make about ourselves in the online world. The author expertly explores whether online information about people, derived from their search patterns, personal detail disclosures and the language they use when posting text, are all related to their personalities. The Internet era has given rise to an enormous explosion of data that is refreshed daily on a massive scale. The growth of online social network sites has created opportunities for more and more people to reveal intimate details about themselves and their lives. While some of these disclosures are consciously made, other, more subtle forms of person profiling can be produced by examining patterns in our online behavior and the language we use in our online posts. As this book will show, techniques have been developed which enable researchers to build detailed personality profiles of people without their awareness, by examining online behaviour and psycholinguistic analysis. Establishing how unlocking the full potential of 'big data' is dependent on having the right analytical tools that can be applied speedily and cost-effectively on a massive scale, the author also asks how powerful these methods are, and can they really be used to influence us in the way their critics fear and proponents claim. Explaining how we reveal the secrets of our character through the disclosures we make about ourselves in the online world, this is fascinating reading for students and academics in psychology, linguistics, computer science, and related areas.

The Rorschach - A Comprehensive System Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation (Hardcover, 4th Edition): J.E. Exner The Rorschach - A Comprehensive System Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
J.E. Exner
R3,552 R3,349 Discovery Miles 33 490 Save R203 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fully revised edition of the premier guidebook to the Rorschach® test

For the last three decades, Dr. John Exner’s Comprehensive System has been the leading approach worldwide to administering and interpreting the Rorschach® test. The Rorschach®: A Comprehensive System, Volume 1, Fourth Edition retains the thorough, authoritative coverage that has kept this book at the forefront of the field, while combining approaches to both evaluation and interpretation for the first time in a single volume. This new edition provides updated research and information on administering, scoring, and interpreting the Rorschach® test, as well as new normative data, coverage of recent controversies and criticisms of the test, and illustrative case studies.

New to this edition:

  • Latest normative data for interpreting the Rorschach®
  • More cases illustrating the techniques for administering, scoring, and interpreting the test
  • New chapters on interpretation
  • A chapter on recent controversies surrounding the test

The Rorschach®: A Comprehensive System remains the most enlightened and influential guide to the test.

The Enneagram of Belonging - A Compassionate Journey of Self-Acceptance (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Christopher... The Enneagram of Belonging - A Compassionate Journey of Self-Acceptance (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Christopher L. Heuertz; Read by Christopher L. Heuertz
R784 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R203 (26%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The University as a Site of Resistance - Identity and Student Politics (Hardcover): Gaurav J. Pathania The University as a Site of Resistance - Identity and Student Politics (Hardcover)
Gaurav J. Pathania
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The University as a Site of Resistance analyses massive protests that emerged in the aftermath of Rohith Vemula's death in Hyderabad Central University as well as the Azadi Campaign started by Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi in 2016. Taking Osmania University in Hyderabad as a case study, the book provides an ethnographic account of the emergence of one of India's longest student movements - the movement for Telangana statehood. Since its inception in the 1960s to its culmination in the formation of Telangana state in 2014, students at Osmania University played a decisive role. The book discusses protest strategies, methods, and networks among students. It also examines the role played by various caste and sub-caste groups and civil society in making the movement a success. The author argues that contemporary identity based student movements are primarily cultural movements as the traditional caste and class analysis becomes redundant to explain such contemporary collective action. The book establishes these unique resistances as New Social Movements and claim that these movements contribute to the democratization of institutional spaces. In this context, the volume provides a conceptual debate on contemporary cultural politics among university students.

Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture - The Developmental Theory of Embodiment (Paperback): Niva Piran Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture - The Developmental Theory of Embodiment (Paperback)
Niva Piran
R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture: The Developmental Theory of Embodiment describes an innovative developmental and feminist theory-understanding embodiment-to provide a new perspective on the interactions between the social environment of girls and young women of different social locations and their embodied experience of engagement with the world around them. The book proposes that the multitude of social experiences described by girls and women shape their body experiences via three core pathways: experiences in the physical domain, experiences in the mental domain and experiences related directly to social power. The book is structured around each developmental stage in the body journey of girls and young women, as influenced by their experience of embodiment. The theory builds on the emergent constructs of 'embodiment' and 'body journey,' and the key social experiences which shape embodiment throughout development and adolescence-from agency, functionality and passion during early childhood to restriction, shame and varied expressions of self-harm during and following puberty. By addressing not only adverse experiences at the intersection of gender, social class, ethnocultural grouping, resilience and facilitative social factors, the theory outlines constructive pathways toward transformation. It contends that both protective and risk factors are organized along these three pathways, with the positive and negative aspects conceptualized as Physical Freedom (vs. Corseting), Mental Freedom (vs. Corseting), and Social Power (vs. Disempowerment and Disconnection).

Human Being, Bodily Being - Phenomenology from Classical India (Hardcover): Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad Human Being, Bodily Being - Phenomenology from Classical India (Hardcover)
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad offers illuminating new perspectives on contemporary phenomenological theories of body and subjectivity, based on studies of classical Indian texts that deal with bodily subjectivity. Examining four texts from different genres - a medical handbook, epic dialogue, a manual of Buddhist practice, and erotic poetry - he argues for a 'phenomenological ecology' of bodily subjectivity in health, gender, contemplation, and lovemaking. An ecology is a continuous and dynamic system of interrelationships between elements, in which the salience accorded to some type of relationship clarifies how the elements it relates are to be identified. The paradigm of ecological phenomenology obviates the need to choose between apparently incompatible perspectives of the human. The delineation of body is arrived at by working back phenomenologically from the world of experience, with the acknowledgement that the point of arrival - a conception of what counts as bodiliness - is dependent upon the exact motivation for attending to experience, the areas of experience attended to, and the expressive tools available to the phenomenologist. Ecological phenomenology is pluralistic, yet integrates the ways experience is attended to and studied, permitting apparently inconsistent intuitions about bodiliness to be explored in novel ways. Rather than seeing particular framings of our experience as in tension with each other, we should see each such framing as playing its own role according to the local descriptive and analytic concern of a text.

Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self & Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self Two-Book Set (Hardcover, Two-Book... Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self & Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self Two-Book Set (Hardcover, Two-Book Set)
Allan N Schore
R1,587 Discovery Miles 15 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1994 Allan Schore published his groundbreaking book, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, in which he integrated a large number of experimental and clinical studies from both the psychological and biological disciplines in order to construct an overarching model of social and emotional development. Since then he has expanded his regulation theory in more than two dozen articles and essays covering multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment, and trauma. Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self contains writings on developmental affective neuroscience and developmental neuropsychiatry. Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self contains chapters on neuropsychoanalysis and developmentally oriented psychotherapy. Absolutely essential reading for all clinicians, researchers, and general readers interested in normal and abnormal human development.

Psychology of Adjustment - The Search for Meaningful Balance (Paperback): John N Moritsugu, Elizabeth M. Vera, Jane K Harmon... Psychology of Adjustment - The Search for Meaningful Balance (Paperback)
John N Moritsugu, Elizabeth M. Vera, Jane K Harmon Jacobs, Melissa J Kennedy
R1,876 Discovery Miles 18 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Psychology of Adjustment: The Search for Meaningful Balance combines a student focus with state-of-the-art theory and research to help readers understand and adjust to life in a context of continuous change, challenge, and opportunity. Incorporating existential and fifth wave behavioural psychology perspectives, the authors emphasize the importance of meaning, mindfulness, and psychologically informed awareness and skill. An inviting writing style, examples from broad ethnic, cultural, gender, and geographic areas, ample pedagogical support, and cutting-edge topical coverage make this a psychological adjustment text for the 21st century.

Portraits of Second Language Learners - An L2 Learner Agency Perspective (Paperback): Chie Muramatsu Portraits of Second Language Learners - An L2 Learner Agency Perspective (Paperback)
Chie Muramatsu
R890 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R80 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using second language (L2) socialization theory as a theoretical framework, this book investigates the ways in which four advanced learners of Japanese on an immersion program in the USA exercise their agency to pursue their language learning goals. The work presents their learner portraits and documents the different ways in which the four learners negotiate the meaning of their participations in the new community of practice, navigate and shape the trajectories of their learning and eventually achieve their goals of learning from their emic perspectives. The book re-examines Norton's (2000) constructs of investment, investigates its applicability and argues that L2 learners' desires and drives for learning an L2 are more diverse, unique and contextually situated than Norton's notion of investment alone can explain. The research will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language education and language and literacy education.

How Parents Can Raise Resilient Children - Preparing Your Child for the Real Tough World of Adulthood by Instilling Them With... How Parents Can Raise Resilient Children - Preparing Your Child for the Real Tough World of Adulthood by Instilling Them With Principles of Love, Self-Discipline, and Independent Thinking (Paperback)
Frank Dixon
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Diary Methods (Hardcover): John B. Nezlek Diary Methods (Hardcover)
John B. Nezlek
R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diary Methods, sometimes known as intensive repeated measures or ecological assessments, are an important method for social and personality psychologists. The volume begins with a rationale for such methods, with an emphasis on social and personality psychology, and then provides a non-technical, accessible description of how to use such methods, including advice on study design, data analysis, and preparation of papers. Both interval contingent methods (e.g., daily diaries) and event contingent methods (e.g., social interaction diaries) are covered. The author, John B. Nezlek, has used these methods in his own scholarly work for over 30 years and has written this book to provide an introduction to these methods for those who are not familiar with them. This book will be perfect for advanced students and researchers in social and personality psychology and related disciplines who use and want to use diary methods in their research. The SAGE Library of Methods in Social and Personality Psychology is a new series of books launching in early 2011 to provide students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research. Each volume explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented. The Library should be particularly valuable for advanced students and academics who want to know more about how to use research methods in social and personality psychology.

Psychology of Self-Concept (Hardcover, New): Kamel Gana Psychology of Self-Concept (Hardcover, New)
Kamel Gana
R4,104 Discovery Miles 41 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The study of self-concept has a long tradition in psychological research focusing on at least seven issues: (1) definitional aspects of dimensions and specific components of self-views; (2) neuropsychological aspects as well as structural aspects of self-concept; (3) measurement aspects of self-concept; (4) a nomological network of self-concept; (5) underlying mechanisms of the relationship between self-concept and psychological and health outcomes; (6) developmental aspects of self-concept; and (7) cross-cultural differences in self-concept. The chapters in this book cover and deal with one or other of these issues. The majority of these chapters present both theoretical background and empirical innovative studies. This book sheds new light and provides new empirical evidences on the universality of the role of self-knowledge in psychological adjustment.

The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Gregory R. Maio, Geoffrey Haddock, Bas... The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Gregory R. Maio, Geoffrey Haddock, Bas Verplanken
R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This third edition explores the scientific methods that are used to better understand attitudes and how they change, updated to reflect the flurry of research activity in this dynamic subject over the past few years. Providing the fundamental concepts for understanding attitudes, with a balanced consideration of all approaches, the book pulls together many diverse threads from research across the world. Key features: Research highlights illustrate interesting and important case studies and their findings Recap 'What we have learned' and 'What do you think?' questions at the end of chapters get students thinking Key terms and a glossary help students get up to speed with terminology Even more international in scope - with research drawn from many countries and a stronger European perspective New research in areas such as hypocrisy, persuasion, matching and evaluative conditioning has been considered and included, showing the flourishing nature of this subject area Online resources including multiple choice questions, journal articles and flashcards for students, and PowerPoint slides and essay questions for lecturers to use for teaching ideas, available at study.sagepub.com/psychofattitudes3e

I Want to Love But ... - Realising The Power of You (Paperback): Paul Chaplin I Want to Love But ... - Realising The Power of You (Paperback)
Paul Chaplin
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego (Hardcover): Karen Evers-Fahey Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego (Hardcover)
Karen Evers-Fahey
R3,168 Discovery Miles 31 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite their prevalence and weight in many of his collected works and letters, Jung did not articulate a general theory of the ego and consciousness. Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego examines the development of Jung's concept of the ego as he expanded and revised this concept, from his earliest formulations about consciousness while a student, to his mature thoughts at the end of his life. Drawing on Ego Psychology as a theoretical framework, Evers-Fahey proposes that Jung uses the concept of ego in four distinct ways and that he developed and used his ego concept based on two discrete paradigms. These distinctions explain the confusion and ambiguity found when examining the development of Jung's analytical psychology over his lifetime. This book provides an examination of ego development and ego defenses based on a unique Jungian standpoint, as well as discussion of the relationship between the ego and the Self and the ego and 'the individuum'. Furthermore, the inclusion of a historical framework helps to place the development of these concepts in context. This book proposes a theory of ego psychology based on Jungian theory rather than traditional psychoanalytic theory, thereby filling a gap in the knowledge of Jungian theory. The book will be essential reading for academics and postgraduate students engaged in the study of Jungian psychology and psychoanalytic theory and will also be valued by those interested in Jung and ego psychology more generally.

Inventing Personality - Gordon Allport and the Science of Selfhood (Hardcover, 1st ed): Ian A.M. Nicholson Inventing Personality - Gordon Allport and the Science of Selfhood (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Ian A.M. Nicholson
R627 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R43 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Inventing Personality examines the early career of Gordon Allport (1897-1967) to reveal the history of the personality category he championed. Drawing on an extensive array of previously unpublished biographical materials, Nicholson combines biography with intellectual history to reveal the ways in which Allport's science was embedded in the cultural politics of America in the 1920s and the 1930s. He argues that personality's emergence as an object of science was linked to the gradual demise of character and the self-sacrificing, morally grounded self that it supported. Carefully highlighting Allport's complex commitments to both science and spirituality, Nicholson examines the rich cultural and historical contexts that framed the emergence of personality as a discipline, revealing multiple (even contradictory) meanings of ""personality"" in the language of American selfhood. He asserts that ""personality's"" appeal lay in its ability to integrate and obscure the complex polarities of material and spiritual; old and new; masculine and feminine; and freedom and control - categories rendered unstable in a new and distinctively modern age.

Stranger in the Mirror - The Scientific Search for the Self (Paperback): Robert Levine Stranger in the Mirror - The Scientific Search for the Self (Paperback)
Robert Levine 1
R397 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Who are we? Where is the boundary between us and everything else? Are we all multiple personalities? And how can we control who we become? From distinguished psychologist Robert Levine comes this provocative and entertaining scientific exploration of the most personal and important of all landscapes: the physical and psychological entity we call our self. Using a combination of case studies and cutting-edge research in psychology, biology, neuroscience, virtual reality and many other fields, Levine challenges cherished beliefs about the unity and stability of the self - but also suggests that we are more capable of change than we know. Transformation, Levine shows, is the human condition at virtually every level. Physically, our cells are unrecognizable from one moment to the next. Cognitively, our self-perceptions are equally changeable: A single glitch can make us lose track of a body part or our entire body, or to confuse our very self with that of another person. Psychologically, we switch back and forth like quicksilver between incongruent, sometimes adversarial sub-selves. Socially, we appear to be little more than an ever-changing troupe of actors. And, culturally, the boundaries of the self vary wildly around the world - from the confines of one's body to an entire village. The self, in short, is a fiction: vague, arbitrary, and utterly intangible. But it is also interminably fluid. And this unleashes a world of potential. Engaging, informative, and ultimately liberating, Stranger in the Mirror will change forever how you think about your self - and what you might become.

Imagining Monsters - Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England (Paperback, New): Dennis Todd Imagining Monsters - Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England (Paperback, New)
Dennis Todd
R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1726, an illiterate woman from Surrey named Mary Toft announced that she had given birth to seventeen rabbits. Deceiving respected physicians and citizens alike, she created a hoax that held England spellbound for months. In "Imagining Monsters," Dennis Todd tells the story of this bizarre incident and shows how it illuminates eighteenth-century beliefs about the power of imagination and the problems of personal identity.
Mary Toft's outrageous claim was accepted because of a common belief that the imagination of a pregnant woman could deform her fetus, creating a monster within her. Drawing on largely unexamined material from medicine, embryology, philosophy, and popular "monster" exhibitions, Todd shows that such ideas about monstrous births expressed a fear central to scientific, literary, and philosophical thinking: that the imagination could transgress the barrier between mind and body.
In his analysis of the Toft case, Todd exposes deep anxieties about the threat this transgressive imagination posed to the idea of the self as stable, coherent, and autonomous. Major works of Pope and Swift reveal that they, too, were concerned with these issues, and "Imagining Monsters" provides detailed discussions of "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Dunciad" illustrating how these writers used images of monstrosity to explore the problematic nature of human identity. It also includes a provocative analysis of Pope's later work that takes into account his physical deformity and his need to defend himself in a society that linked a deformed body with a deformed character.

Test Yourself: Personality and Individual Differences - Learning through assessment (Paperback, Revised ed.): Penney Upton,... Test Yourself: Personality and Individual Differences - Learning through assessment (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Penney Upton, Dominic Upton
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Test Yourself: Personality and Individual Differences provides essential learning and practice through assessment for your psychology students. It enables year 1 and 2 undergraduates to assess their confidence and competence and prepare for the questions featured in their formal university assessments.

The book includes over 200 multiple-choice and extended multiple-choice questions, carefully designed to assess depth of knowledge. At the end of each chapter sample essay questions are provided, along with further guidance, to complement the multiple-choice questions and further test understanding. In addition, information is provided to help students make sense of their results and identify strengths and weaknesses.

Personality Disorders - What We Know and Future Directions For Research (Paperback): Levi I. Truslow, Justin M. Rahmaan Personality Disorders - What We Know and Future Directions For Research (Paperback)
Levi I. Truslow, Justin M. Rahmaan
R1,969 R1,536 Discovery Miles 15 360 Save R433 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personality Disorders: What We Know and Future Directions For Research first presents an overview of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders5th Edition conceptualisation of personality disorders. After discussing the strengths and limitations of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders5th Editions categorical approach to personality disorder classification, the authors review relevant literature pertaining to the trait and temperament model operationalised in the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality.Next, this collection examines dynamic interpersonal processes associated with the etiology and maintenance of personality impairment using an experience sampling methodology and two different data analytic approaches to quantify how patients perceptions of self and other influence their symptom expression, emotions and functioning in daily life.The authors study the structural validity of a brief form of the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 in a sample of college students identifying as black/or African American. Consistent with previous research, results suggest that the measure conforms to a higher-order five-factor structure. However, results also indicate that traits are associated with depressive symptoms and alcohol use in different ways than in white samples, suggesting differences in the validity of maladaptive traits across race.The closing chapter aims to discuss the differences between the clinical constructs of psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder. Specifically, psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder are compared and contrasted via a review of the literature. Subsequent implications for the treatment of criminal behavior are described, and a discussion on future research is provided.

Repression and Dissociation - Implications for Personality Theory, Psychopathology and Health (Paperback, New edition): Jerome... Repression and Dissociation - Implications for Personality Theory, Psychopathology and Health (Paperback, New edition)
Jerome L. Singer
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book features contributions from twenty six leading experts that survey the theoretical, historical, methodological, empirical, and clinical aspects of repression and the repressive personality style, from both psychoanalytic and cognitive psychological perspectives. Rarely does a volume present contributions on a controversial topic from such distinguished clinicians and experimentalists . . . . There is something of interest in this volume for almost anyone involved in experimental cognitive psychology and psychiatry.--Carroll E. Izard, Contemporary Psychology The concept of repression is the cornerstone of psychoanalytic theory. . . . This is a delightful book, unusually well-written. . . . Recommended.--Choice Readable, thorough, wide ranging and consistently interesting. . . . A testament to the continuing power of psychodynamic ideas when faced with individual psychopathology.--Sue Llewelyn, Psychologist Singer has brought together some of the best empirical research in the areas of unconscious mental activity and repression--that is at once interdisciplinary and scholarly.--Howard D. Lerner, International Review of Psycho-analysis A rich reference, replete with summaries and citations, covering a variety of topics related to the psychology of repression and dissociation. . . . A thoughtful, detailed and eclectic discussion of the scientific and theoretical basis of repression and dissociation.--Steven Lazrove, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry

Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self (Hardcover): John Montgomery, David Bodznick Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self (Hardcover)
John Montgomery, David Bodznick
R1,252 Discovery Miles 12 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The cerebellum is an intriguing component of the brain. In humans it occupies only 10% of the brain volume, yet has approximately 69 billion neurons; that is 80% of the nerve cells in the brain. The cerebellum first arose in jawed vertebrates such as sharks, and early vertebrates also have an additional cerebellum-like structure in the hindbrain. Shark cerebellum-like structures function as adaptive filters to discriminate 'self' from 'other' in sensory inputs. It is likely that the true cerebellum evolved from these cerebellum-like precursors, and that their adaptive filter functionality was adopted for motor control; paving the way for the athleticism and movement finesse that we see in swimming, running, climbing and flying vertebrates. This book uses an evolutionary perspective to open up the exciting body of work that is cerebellar research to a wide audience. Understanding the brain is of interest to many people, from many different backgrounds, and for many different reasons. Therefore, understanding cerebellum is a significant step towards the wider challenge of understanding the brain. This book will be of interest to neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists, in addition to computer scientists, and engineers concerned with machine/human interactions and robotics.

Personality and Individual Differences (Paperback, Revised ed.): Bere Mahoney Personality and Individual Differences (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Bere Mahoney
R781 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R41 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Electronic Inspection Copy Available for instructors here This accessible introductory text covers core domains of variation in individual differences: the history, philosophy and methods used in individual differences psychology, personality, intellect, affect and the self. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area, while developing students' higher level skills. Activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.

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