Special Issue "The Ability-Personality Integration"
A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: personality and intelligence; intelligence and performance; learning and individual differences; educational measurement; personality structure
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Interests: intelligence; cognition; working memory; neuroimage; neuroscience
Interests: person-situation-interactions; affect and situational perception; behavioral consistency; states and traits
Interests: narcissism and relationships; similarity in personality; friendship development
Individual differences research focused in cognitive abilities and personality traits has been relatively successful in predicting human behavior. Very early on, interindividual difference researchers included a wide array of different constructs including personality traits and cognitive abilities. For example, Cattell (1987) proposed a theory of cognitive development which also integrated personality traits. Later, Ackerman (1996) and Ziegler, Danay, Heene, Asendorpf, and Bühner (2012) developed similarly integrative models. These models address the complex dynamic interplay between cognitive abilities and personality, which is particularly relevant from a developmental perspective.
However, despite these efforts, there is still little sustained theory and research aimed at integrating both psychological trait foci. In fact, it sometimes appears as if two only slightly overlapping traditions have developed, each using the constructs of the other tradition only as control variables. This is unfortunate because scientists acknowledge the high relevance of addressing the interactions between cognition and personality for enhancing our understanding of human behavior.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring these two traditions back to the discussion table and to underscore the relevance of an integrative perspective for both individual differences and developmental research (Chamorro-Premuzic and Furnham, 2006; Zhang and Ziegler, 2015).
We invite papers presenting empirical studies testing models including cognitive abilities and personality traits, along with theoretical proposals based on available evidence. Psychometric, information processing, and biological perspectives are welcome.
We believe in transparency and open science principles. Therefore, we will adhere to the requirements listed here under Section 2.2: http://opennessinitiative.org/PRO_Initiative_RSOS.pdfProf. Dr. Matthias Ziegler
Prof. Dr. Roberto Colom
Mr. Kai T. Horstmann
Ms. Caroline Wehner
Ms. Doreen Bensch
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