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Nick Haslam's highly-anticipated new text is a thoroughly engaging introduction to the psychology of personality.
Fully tailored to the British Psychological Society's guidelines regarding the teaching of Individual Differences, Introduction to Personality and Intelligence provides the perfect package for any undergraduate Psychology student taking a course in this fascinating subject.
Coverage of all core topics for a personality course; A whole section devoted to intelligence; Includes mental disorders and cognitive approaches; Focuses on major theoretical issues; Presents a good range of applied theory chapters; Packed with pedagogical features including: key concept boxes and a full glossary, illustrative case studies, ...
Chapter 10: Psychobiography and Life Narratives
Psychobiography and Life Narratives
How personality theory and research can be used to make sense of individual lives is the focus of this chapter. We begin by examining the contentious practice of ‘psychobiography’, a form of biographical investigation and writing that is informed by personality psychology. Some of the theoretical and methodological problems that plague ...