Emotional Intelligence 101

Author: Moshe Zeidner, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105661
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the first science-based introduction to the topic, this latest addition to The Psych 101 Series discusses one of the most pivotal new psychological concepts of the twenty-first century: emotional intelligence (EI). Concise yet comprehensive, it provides a critical but balanced account of this new research area, emphasizing what psychologists can learn from the emerging science of EI and how it may help treat mental illness and delinquency, among other issues. An appropriate text for students and practitioners alike, it presents an even-handed appraisal of EI programs, focusing on both their potential and their limitations. Key Features: Discusses how EI can improve student learning and enhance key work skills such as communication and teamwork Covers key research issues, including methods for measuring EI, its overlap with conventional ability and personality traits, and the validity of testing for EI Reviews applied studies and the contribution that research on EI may make to address real-world personal and societal problems Examines the main conceptual, measurement, and research issues identified in various lines of research, most conducted within the last ten years

Psych 101 Series Sampler eBook

Author: Springer Publishing Company
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198147
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Psych 101 eBook Sampler is a collection of excerpts (including all introductory pages and the first chapter) from each of the books in the Psych 101 series. This series offers short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, it is an invaluable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field. The sampler includes excerpts from all the Psych 101 books, including: Giftedness 101 Personality 101 Emotional Intelligence Obesity 101 Humor 101 Psycholinguistics 101 Anxiety 101 Leadership 101 IQ Testing 101 Creativity 101 Genius 101

Intelligence 101

Author: Jonathan Plucker, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826111254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Memory 101

Author: James Michael Lampinen, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610925X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contemporary research has found that memory is much more than the process for recalling information that has been learned and retainedóit is a rich, nuanced process that is an important part of every human activity. This highly readable foundational text provides an overview of the theories and research on human memory from a psychological perspective. Grounded in the premise that all psychological processes depend on memory, and that memory is shaped by the functions it serves, the authors look at a wide range of memory processes and discuss the major theories that have been developed to explain how it functions. This book describes the major structural and functional theories that guide our understanding of memory. The authors then focus on everyday functions of memory, including memorizing things, remembering to do things (prospective memory), and recalling how to do things, such as skills, procedures, and navigation. Disorders of memory including Alzheimer's and amnesia are examined along with exceptional memory skills, such as the phenomenon of individuals with highly superior autobiographical memory. The book also addresses the intriguing and controversial topics of repressed and recovered memories, the validity of memory in courtroom testimony, and the effects of remembering traumatic events. Illustrative examples, metaphors, and humor make for a text that is engaging and entertaining, resulting in a valuable, concise introduction for students. Key Features: Provides a concise, easy-to-read, yet scientifically based survey of theory and current research on memory Grounded in the concept that memory is foundational to all psychological processes and human experience Covers controversial and intriguing topics including repressed and recovered memories, memory in legal testimony, amnesia, and the phenomenon of super memory Explores the myths and realities surrounding memory loss The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

How to Raise Your Child s Emotional Intelligence

Author: Allen Nagy
Publisher: Heartfelt Books
ISBN: 9780966428704
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Children who are emotionally intelligent (have an high EQ) possess specific skills that allow them to manage their social and emotional lives in a healthy way. They experience more harmonious relationships because they are loving, responsible and happy. They grow to be thriving, self-disciplined and productive adults with a strong sense of integrity. They are successful in every personal sense of the word.

Creativity 101

Author: James C. Kaufman, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106261
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"...Full of keen and illuminating insight...Written with creative flair and great elegance." Robert Olen Butler Author, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction "...Witty, charming, and informative...Creativity 101 makes a convincing case for the importance of creativity in society, in our schools, and in our daily lives....And no, we aren't related." Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD Author, The Psychology of Creative Writing "[An] excellent primer or review of what is out there in terms of research, definitions, theoretical considerations, and leading thinkers in the world of creativity."--Gifted and Talented International What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more. Key Topics Discussed: The "Four Ps" of creativity: person, product, process, and press How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Giftedness 101

Author: Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107982
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In my estimation Giftedness 101 ranks high among authoritative texts devoted to this particular population of children. It not only offers thorough experience and knowledge-based insights to those who are already or are contemplating serving the social emotional needs of these children in the future, but also those who profess to educate future teachers, those who would venture out into classrooms charged with the teaching and many others besides. It should be required reading for politicians - especially those who shape educational policy."--Gifted and Talented International "Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely "gifted" international expert in the assessment of giftedness...[She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101. The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms." Alan S. Kaufman, PhD Yale Child Study Center School of Medicine "This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to sharing it far and wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche." Corin Goodwin CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum This is the most thorough history, explanation, and call to action for gifted advocates you will find."--Laughing at Chaos Blog What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different," and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Giftedness 101 dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. Giftedness 101 will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families. Key Features: Provides a concise, accessible overview of one of the most important and challenging topics in psychology and education Examines the concept of giftedness across the lifespan Covers both the intellectual assessment and development of gifted individuals as well as the psychological well-being issues of this population Written by a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of giftedness

Personality 101

Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107850
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Personality psychology concerns what most people think psychology should be about. This book is the best introduction to personality psychology available anywhere. It combines clear, accessible, and engaging writing with a thorough grasp of the key research and methodological issues in the field. Readers at almost any level of sophistication will find the book enjoyable and informative.” Robert Hogan, Ph.D. President, Hogan Assessment Systems "Broad, authoritative, and above all, clear, this lively book is the ideal introduction to the vibrant field of personality. By blending solid coverage of established theories and findings with discussion of the latest developments and controversies, Personality 101 will be the go-to book for anyone wanting firm foundation in the field." Sam Gosling, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin Author of Snoop: What your stuff says about you “This is a seriously good book. It is written in a very approachable style by two world experts who really know the literature. I has an ‘un-put-downable’ quality, like a great novel, that students everywhere will really appreciate.” Adrian Furnham, D.Phil (Oxford) D.Sc (London) Professor of Psychology, University College London What is personality? How do we measure personality? Does nature or nurture play a bigger role in our destiny? Is it possible to change our personality for the better? This unique text presents the most current scientific findings about personality in a friendly, jargon-free format. Distilling the vast research on this fascinating topic, the book addresses various historical views of personality and compares and contrasts the reigning “Five Factor” Model with the most current competing models of personality. The authors discuss techniques of assessing personality and provide essential information on its role in life outcomes ranging from career choice to happiness and interpersonal relationships. The text also addresses controversies and moral implications pertaining to the application of personality assessment in social, organizational, and business contexts. It offers a comprehensive account of the consequences of personality on people’s lives, including such areas as religious and political attitudes and implications for health. With its concise format, clarification of complex research methodologies, and comprehensive coverage of widely established as well as controversial information about personality, this book will appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students in psychology and business disciplines. Key Features: Evaluates the “Five Factor” Model of personality--the most widely established personality classification system in psychology Addresses controversies surrounding the application of personality assessment in social, organizational, and business contexts Reviews evidence demonstrating the ability of personality traits to predict “real life” outcomes such as career success and romantic relationships Covers a wide range of theories, methodologies, and findings in a jargon-free, concise format

Obesity 101

Author: Lauren M Rossen, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107451
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This resource is an exciting new book that features a balanced perspective about one of the most talked abouttopics of this time...it would be a great resource for those who are interested in joining the fight to eradicate obesity and obesity-related consequences."--Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior "Lauren and Eric Rossen offer a well articulated account of the growing obesity epidemic in todayís society in an engaging, easily understood, and witty manner. This comprehensive volume should serve as an essential resource for researchers, clinicians, students, and the general public interested in the fundamental understanding, assessment, treatment, and prevention of obesity." Jason P. A. Gallant, Ph.D. Chief Psychologist Boys Town Central Florida Behavioral Health Clinic Although research on obesity has accelerated over the past decade, the proportion of Americans considered obese has not declined. In order to address this critical public health challenge, obesity research has recently shifted from focusing purely on individual causes to viewing individuals within their "obesogenic" or living environments. Encompassing both schools of thought, Obesity 101 is the first volume to offer a broad and balanced perspective on the complex factors that influence obesity. The text combines current research from multiple perspectives to provide an introductory-level, reader-friendly overview of the history, causes, prevalence, consequences, treatments, and future trends in the prevention of obesity. It integrates research from a vast range of disciplines in the biological and social sciences, as well as education and economics. The text explores the gamut of current treatments for obesity, in addition to prevention programs in schools, the workplace, the community, and the arena of public policy, and offers an assessment of their efficacy. Since obesity is a burgeoning problem in the developing world, as well as having already reached epidemic proportions in many developed nations, the book also discusses international trends. Key Features: Brings together the most current obesity research from a variety of disciplines Provides a balanced review of one of today's most controversial health issues Discusses the various medical, psychological, social, educational, and occupational consequences of obesity for children and adults Reviews the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs, as well as interventions Accessible, conversational writing style designed for use by undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to professionals across many disciplines