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Editors: Simon Boag (Dept. of Psychology, Macquarie Univ., Sydney, Australia)
Book Description:
This new and important book highlights both the strengths and diversity of research in the field of personality and individual differences research emanating from Australia and the surrounding region. This comprehensive book features both the major Australian researchers in the field as well as up and coming writers who look set to have a major global impact. This book is organized into themes which include: (i)the development of personality and individual differences; (ii)personality, perfectionism and stress; (iii)leadership and personality;(iv) personality in the workplace, and; (vii)cognitive dimensions of personality. Within these areas are discussions of narcissism, psychopathy, and attachment styles, as well as Australian perspectives and findings relevant to major theories of personality, such as the Big Five Factor model. The book will also be of interest to organizational psychologists interested in the impact of personality within the workplace, and anyone interested in assessing personality and individual differences will find the theory and assessment section useful. This book provides a unique insight into personality and individual differences from an Australian perspective.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Simon Boag (pp. 1-5)

1. A Brief History Of Personality & Individual Differences Research In Australia (Simon Boag) (pp. 7-20)

Part B: Theory & Assessment Of Personality

2. Do Personality Types Exist? (Nick Haslam) (pp. 23-30)

3. Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory & Workplace Motivation
(Ann Hutchison, Giles St. J Burch & Peter Boxall) (pp. 31-38)

4. Item Formats & Social Desirability In Personality Assessment: A Review of The Place of Forced-Choice Items (Richard E. Hicks) (pp. 39-50)

5. Measuring Mindfulness: The Challenge of Appropriate Sampling
(Karen M. Davis & David R. Cairns) (pp. 51-59)

6. Cascading Constraints: The Role of Early Developmental Deficits In The Formation of Personality Styles (Doris Mcilwain) (pp. 61-79)

7. Is Language Necessary For Conscious Thought? Assessing Freud’s ‘Word/Thing-Presentation’ Distinction (Simon Boag) (pp. 81-89)

Part C: Personality In The Workplace

8. Stages Of Workplace Innovation: Personal & Situational Influences
(Ben Searle) (pp. 93-102)

9. Personality Determinants Of Success In Medical School & Beyond: "Steady, Sane And Nice" (Don Munro, Miles Bore & David Powis) (pp. 103-111)

10. Does Character Moderate Or Mediate The Relationship Between Temperament & Job Performance? (Peter J. O’connor & Chris J. Jackson) (pp. 113-122)

11. Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Real-World Performance?
(John Reid) (pp. 123-129)

12. Individual Differences In Reward Preferences: What ‘Type’ Of Reward For Which ‘Type’ Of Employee? (Lauren Krause) (pp. 131-143)

13. Coping With Error In The Workplace (Kerry Huish & Arthur Poropat) (pp. 145-153)

14. The Big Five In Predicting Leadership Styles Of University Students (Justine L. Ebenreuter & Richard E. Hicks) (pp. 155-164)

Part D: Personality, Stress & Psychopathology

15. Personality & The Prevalence of Psychiatric Symptoms In Medicine & Psychology Students (Miles Bore, Gillian Ashley-Brown, Emma Gallagher & David Powis) (pp. 167-176)

16. Unanswered Questions In Adolescent Self-Harm: A Closer Look At Impulsivity (Sarah Stanford & Michael Jones) (pp. 177-188)

17. Low Emotional Intelligence & Maladaptive Perfectionism
(Mark Jackson & Richard E. Hicks) (pp. 189-200)

18. Perfectionism, Occupational Stress & Depression Among Australian University Students (Margaret Christopoulos & Richard E. Hicks) (pp. 201-209)

Part E: Personality & Aggression

19. Actors That Mediate The Narcissism-Aggression Link
(Wayne Warburton, Philippa Edwards, Toofan Hossieny, Lindsay Pieper & Tracy Yip) (pp. 213-231)

20. Trait Displaced Aggression, Physical Health, & Life Satisfaction: A Process Model (Thomas F. Denson, William C. Pedersen, Jaclyn Ronquillo & Norman Mille) (pp. 233-241)

21. Slime-Bags, Brownnosers & Other Creeps: Moral Disgust As An Interpersonal Avoidance System (Andrew Jones) (pp. 243-252)

22. Eminem V. Rambo: A Comparison of Media Violence Effects For Auditory Versus Visual Modalities
(Wayne Warburton, Lana Gilmour & Peta Laczkowski) (pp. 253-271)

Part F: Personality, Humour & Creative Cognition

23. Sense Of Humour & Lateral Preference Using The Chimeric Faces Task
(David Rawlings, Wei Lin Toh & Wei Mei Ong) (pp. 275-282)

24. Are Creative People Tough-Minded, Curious Or Kind?
(Alyssa Milton, Phillip Saab, Helen Wilson & Simon Boag) (pp. 283-291)

Index pp.293-312

Australian Contributors:

Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
(Margaret Christopolous, Justine Ebenreuter,Richard E. Hicks
Mark Jackson)

Griffith University, South Bank, Australia
(Kerry Huish, Arthur Poropat)

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
(Simon Boag, David R. Cairns, Karen M. Davis, Phillippa Edwards, Lana Gilmour, Toofan Hossieny, Andrew Jones, Michael Jones, Lauren Krause, Peter Laczkowski, Doris McIlwain, Alyssa Milton, Lindsay Pieper, John Reid, Phillip Saab, Ben Searle, Sarah Stanford, Wayne Warburton, Helen Wilson, Tracy Yip)

University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
(Nick Haslam, David Rawlings, Wei Mei Ong, Wei Lin Toh)

The University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand
(Peter Boxall, Giles St. J Burch, Ann Hutchison)

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Australia
(Peter J. O’Connor)

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
(Chris J. Jackson & Thomas F. Denson)

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
(Gillian Ashley-Brown, Miles Bore, Emma Gallagher, Don Munro, David Powis)

USA Contributors:

California State University, Long Beach, USA
(William C. Pedersen)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
(Normal Miller & Jaclyn Ronquillo)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: pp.312
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-794-6
   Status: AV
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