A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Self-Consciousness and Similar Personality Constructs

Self-consciousness and similar personality constructs

To know how to enjoy the present…is a mental operation that seems to be very difficult and comparable in that way to action and attention to reality (Janet, 1903: 481)

The French psychologist/psychiatrist Pierre Janet emphasized what he called presentification in mental health. By this he meant the absence of ruminations and reveries of the past and the future, and a focus on perception and the actions the person is undertaking. In a similar vein, Ingram (1990) advanced the idea that self-focused attention is largely co-extensive with mental disorder and Nolen-Hoeksema (2004) made the concept of rumination the cornerstone of her theory of depression. All these different conceptualizations distinguish between attention to the self as an object ...

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