Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Individual Differences (Hodder Arnold Publication) Hardcover – 31 Oct 1997


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£70.00 £19.99


Product details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (31 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340662735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340662731
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,382,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

I lecture and research in the psychology of human intelligence and personality at Queen's University, Belfast. I started writing when I realised that there were not any textbooks covering the sorts of areas that I wanted to teach, and discovered that I rather enjoyed it. It is also excellent for clarifying my own ideas: when you commit yourself to something on paper and give a critical analysis of it, you often think of something new with research potential... a second edition of the Intelligence book is on the way, and a psychometrics book (combining both theory and best-practice) is gestating.

A few years ago I put together the IQ tests for the BBC and RTE "Test the Nation" IQ tests which was great fun; I also went to Japan a couple of times to appear on their programmes. So if my face seems vaguely familiar, that could be why.

I currently live in South Belfast with Wesley and Pip (partner and cat) though we plan to emigrate to Ontario within the next few years.

Product Description

Review

The breadth of approach and accessibility of this new introductory texts makes it a strong candidate to capture the lecturers' recommended lists and the minds of their students
Journal of Personality and Individual Differences,

Well-written, extra material in this new edition is a useful addition
Dr E J Austin, University of Edinburgh

Cooper is to be congratulated on the objectives, contents and structure of his timely book and its associated webpages. It merits a place on the bookshelves of any academic or student to whom the topic of individual differences is professionally salient.
The Psychology of Education Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Colin Cooper is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
Most branches of psychology examine how people (or animals) behave in different settings or under different experimental conditions: they assume that people are all much the same. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 July 2000
Format: Paperback
An informative and enjoyable trip through personnality and psychometrics. Far from having to plough through endless information to try and understand these topics, this book provides an excellent framework for a good understanding of the subject. With reference to empirical research, evaluative criticisim, and self-assessment qusetions the book provides a perfect starting point with directions to more in depth literature. All this and time for the odd joke makes this a must buy text!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Epic Muse on 15 Mar. 2007
Format: Paperback
Colin Cooper was one of my lecturers at Queen's University Belfast. He is a brilliant man (and a very nice one to boot!).

This book provides an excellent introduction to Individual Differences - it is written in an accessible style, and all assertions are backed-up by scientific research.

I warmly recommend this text to anyone seeking to further their knowledge in this fascinating area of psychology.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 May 2000
Format: Paperback
Individual Differences was recommended to me by a friend so that I might better understand personality, intelligence and psychometrics. I now understand these concepts thanks to the easy, readable style of writing. As well as listing theories the author also evaluates them, referring to the emperical literature - a pleasant change.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zena on 22 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
if your using this for a current degree module, you'll find little here of any use. It is out-dated and only skims over topics that could be of use. your better off spending more money on a more recent edition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By E. Brodie on 17 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
Useful book if studying at degree level or as introduction to individual differences as an approach of psychology. Provides a range of information, from humanist ideas to the biological perspective. Also goes over points of evaluation validity, reliabilty, bias, and measuring techniques.

Gone over in a relative amount of detail; laid out in a digestable manner, with a summary at the end of each chapter and brief background at the beginning. Individual Differences (Psychology)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback