Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs
Author: Gregory J. Boyle,Donald H. Saklofske,Gerald Matthews
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2014-09-04
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780123869586

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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs assists researchers and practitioners by identifying and reviewing the best scales/measures for a variety of constructs. Each chapter discusses test validity, reliability, and utility. Authors have focused on the most often used and cited scales/measures, with a particular emphasis on those published in recent years. Each scale is identified and described, the sample on which it was developed is summarized, and reliability and validity data are presented, followed by presentation of the scale, in full or in part, where such permission has been obtained. Measures fall into five broad groups. The emotional disposition section reviews measures of general affective tendencies, and/or cognitive dispositions closely linked to emotion. These measures include hope and optimism, anger and hostility, life satisfaction, self-esteem, confidence, and affect dimensions. Emotion regulation scales go beyond general dispositions to measure factors that may contribute to understanding and managing emotions. These measures include alexithymia, empathy, resiliency, coping, sensation seeking, and ability and trait emotional intelligence. The interpersonal styles section introduces some traditional social–psychological themes in the context of personality assessment. These measures include adult attachment, concerns with public image and social evaluation, and forgiveness. The vices and virtues section reflects adherence to moral standards as an individual characteristic shaped by sociocultural influences and personality. These measures include values and moral personality, religiosity, dark personalities (Machiavellianism,narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy), and perfectionism. The sociocultural interaction and conflict section addresses relationships between different groups and associated attitudes. These measures include cross-cultural values, personality and beliefs, intergroup contact, stereotyping and prejudice, attitudes towards sexual orientation, and personality across cultures. Encompasses 25 different areas of psychology research Each scale has validity, reliability info, info on test bias, etc Multiple scales discussed for each construct Discussion of which scales are appropriate in which circumstances and to what populations Examples of scales included

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes
Author: John P. Robinson,Phillip R. Shaver,Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 769
Release: 2013-10-22
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781483219844

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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes: Volume 1 in Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes Series provides a comprehensive guide to the most promising and useful measures of important social science concepts. This book is divided into 12 chapters and begins with a description of the Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes Project's background and the major criteria for scale construction. The subsequent chapters review measures of "response set"; the scales dealing with the most general affective states, including life satisfaction and happiness; and the measured of self-esteem. These topics are followed by discussions of measures of social anxiety, which is conceived a major inhibitor of social interaction, as well as the negative states of depression and loneliness. Other chapters examine the separate dimensions of alienation, the predictive value of interpersonal trust and attitudes in studies of occupational choice and racial attitude change, and the attitude scales related to locus of control. The final chapters look into the measures related to authoritarianism, androgyny, and values. This book is of great value to social and political scientists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, non-academic professionals, and students.

Measuring Psychological Constructs

Measuring Psychological Constructs
Author: Susan E. Embretson
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2010
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1433806916

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More than a half-century has passed since Cronbachs distinction between the correlational and experimental approaches in psychology. Yet measurement today is not much better integrated with psychological theory than it was in the late 1950s, and many argue that the traditional psychometric model itself may have introduced constraints that have limited the integration of measurement and theory. Measuring Psychological Constructs seeks to break through these constraints by offering conceptual alternatives to traditional item-response theorys fixed-content/multiple-choice models. This edited volumes contributors present groundbreaking explanatory approaches to model-based measurement that provide various psychological constructs with more authentic measures such as constructed-response tasks and performance assessment. These new explanatory approaches not only extend rigorous psychometric methods to a variety of major psychological constructs, but also have the potential to change fundamentally the nature of the constructs that are being measured. Grounded in psychometrics and quantitative assessment, and in the history and major theoretical approaches of psychology, Measuring Psychological Constructs is aimed at students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners alike, in variety of psychology subdisciplines that include developmental and geriatric, industrial/organizational, clinical and counseling, educational, social and personality, experimental, neuropsychology, health and rehabilitation, and quantitative psychology.

Implicit Measures for Social and Personality Psychology

Implicit Measures for Social and Personality Psychology
Author: Laurie A Rudman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2011-02-15
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781446209462

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Increasingly used by behavioural and social scientists, implicit measures afford investigating core psychological constructs in ways that bypass people′s willingness and ability to report their feelings and beliefs. Focused on two primary assessment tools, evaluative priming and the Implicit Association Test, the Implicit Measures volume is designed for serious practitioners and beginning researchers alike. It provides an overview of each measure, describing its theoretical underpinnings and construct validity. Each chapter then lays out "best practices" for successfully designing each method and analyzing results, revealing how to avoid common pitfalls. The Implicit Measures volume will enable students of implicit measures to decide when and how to use them in their own research, and educate consumers of research about the accomplishments and challenges of using these state-of-the art assessment techniques. The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research. Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2011-02-09
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780470949214

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Focusing on writing for publication, The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing discusses the components of a manuscript, types of manuscripts, and the submission process. It shows how to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The handbook covers how to develop writing skills by offering guidance on becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer and outlining what makes a good review, and includes advice on follow-through with editors, rejection, and rewrites and re-submittals.

Measurement in Social Psychology

Measurement in Social Psychology
Author: Hart Blanton,LaCroix Jessica M.,Webster Gregory D.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-10-25
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780429841163

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Although best known for experimental methods, social psychology also has a strong tradition of measurement. This volume seeks to highlight this tradition by introducing readers to measurement strategies that help drive social psychological research and theory development. The books opens with an analysis of the measurement technique that dominates most of the social sciences, self-report. Chapter 1 presents a conceptual framework for interpreting the data generated from self-report, which it uses to provide practical advice on writing strong and structured self-report items. From there, attention is drawn to the many other innovative measurement and data-collection techniques that have helped expand the range of theories social psychologists test. Chapters 2 through 6 introduce techniques designed to measure the internal psychological states of individual respondents, with strategies that can stand alone or complement anything obtained via self-report. Included are chapters on implicit, elicitation, and diary approaches to collecting response data from participants, as well as neurological and psychobiological approaches to inferring underlying mechanisms. The remaining chapters introduce creative data-collection techniques, focusing particular attention on the rich forms of data humans often leave behind. Included are chapters on textual analysis, archival analysis, geocoding, and social media harvesting. The many methods covered in this book complement one another, such that the full volume provides researchers with a powerful toolset to help them better explore what is "social" about human behavior.

Assessing Emotional Intelligence

Assessing Emotional Intelligence
Author: Con Stough,Donald H. Saklofske,James D. A. Parker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2009-06-15
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780387883700

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Managing human emotions plays a critical role in everyday functioning. After years of lively debate on the significance and validity of its construct, emotional intelligence (EI) has generated a robust body of theories, research studies, and measures. Assessing Emotional Intelligence: Theory, Research, and Applications strengthens this theoretical and evidence base by addressing the most recent advances and emerging possibilities in EI assessment, research, and applications. This volume demonstrates the study and application of EI across disciplines, ranging from psychometrics and neurobiology to education and industry. Assessing Emotional Intelligence carefully critiques the key measurement issues in EI, and leading experts present EI as eminently practical and thoroughly contemporary as they offer the latest findings on: EI instruments, including the EQ-I, MSCEIT, TEIQue, Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory, and the Assessing Emotions Scale. The role of EI across clinical disorders. Training professionals and staff to apply EI in the workplace. Relationships between EI and educational outcomes. Uses of EI in sports psychology. The cross-cultural relevance of EI. As the contributors to this volume in the Springer Series on Human Exceptionality make clear, these insights and methods hold rich potential for professionals in such fields as social and personality psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, psychiatry, business, and education.

Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes

Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes
Author: John P. Robinson,Phillip R. Shaver
Publsiher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, 1973, 1978 printing.
Total Pages: 774
Release: 1980
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: UOM:39015050337347

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This volume gives a brief outline of the contents of the 11 chapters: Chapter 1, lays out in brief detail the contents of each chapter and concludes with a review of some important research areas -- Chapter 2, John Robinson reviews survey evidence on the correlates of life satisfaction and happiness in general public -- Chapter 3, Rick Crandall surveys a large number of measures related to self-esteem and the self-concept -- Chapter 5, fourteen measures relating to the often abused term "alienation" are reviewed -- Chapter 6, is about the vast literature on authoritarian and dogmatic personality characteristics -- Chapter 7, is about the reviewing of seven promising instruments that deal with political content -- Chapter 8, is devoted to measures of values, to which many psychologists refer as something like "meta-attitudes" i.e., constructs that are more general and pervasive than attitudes -- Chapter 9, may be seen as tapping one basic value, that of favorableness toward people in general -- Chapter 10, is about religious values and the topics are reviewed by Shaver -- Chapter 11, is about the examination of four sets of scales that are mainly of methodological interest -- primarily for the measurement of social desirability response set.