Advances in Personality Psychology: Volume II by Andrzej Eliasz, Sarah E. Hampson

By Andrzej Eliasz, Sarah E. Hampson

The second one quantity within the Advances in character Psychology sequence, this publication offers an authoritative number of works by means of prime specialists within the box. It makes a speciality of 3 of the most important matters in character psychology: character, impact and arousal; character and intelligence; and character constitution. the 1st a part of the ebook seeks to examine cognitive biases depending on nervousness and the organic foundations of notion and motion. It additionally appears on the impression of temperamental qualities on response to aggravating occasions. within the moment half, contributions think of the mutual family members among character and intelligence, the similarities and variations among character and intelligence, and the cognitive mechanisms of human intelligence and character. the ultimate half analyses character constitution throughout cultures and provides a version of character proper to situational descriptions. the entire authors are skilled and well known specialists within the box of character psychology. the quantity contains serious stories, bringing the reader up to date with key matters, and precise facts from modern empirical examine tasks, reflecting the range and power of present paintings on character psychology.

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The trauma intensity was assessed by an interview comprising 14 questions referring to threat of life during the flood, the amount of material damage, prolonged financial problems, housing problems, as well as decline in socio-economic status after the flood. The total trauma index comprises all five aspects. ). Finally, the total trauma score was calculated, indicating the intensity of trauma experience and prolonged objective trauma consequences (based on the number of trauma components, the scores range from 0 to 5 points).

The subjects were selected from a sample of 1515 persons who sent back inventories, but 188 persons with missing data were excluded from the analysis. Measures For measuring the subdimensions of mental health—psychological distress and psychological well-being—the Polish adaptation of the Mental Health Inventory (MHI; Veit and Ware, 1983) was used. As underlined by Veit and Ware (1983), psychological distress contains symptoms of anxiety, depression and loss of behavioural and emotional control and may be conceived as a negative pole of mental health.

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