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Measures of personality and social psychological attitudes / ed. John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Secondary Author Robinson, John P.
Shaver, Phillip R.
Wrightsman, Lawrence S.
Country Estados Unidos. Publication San Diego : Academic Press, cop. 1991 Description XIV, 753 p. ; 26 cm Series Measures of social psychological attitudes , 1 ISBN 0-12-590244-1 CDU 316.6
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This volume is sponsored by Division 9 of the American Psychological Association: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.****This is an essential reference book for any social scientist or student who uses measuresof attitude or personality in his or her research. The earlier version, published twenty years ago, was to be found on the shelf of virtually everyone who worked in the field.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Criteria for Scale Selection and Evaluation
  • Measurement and Control of Response Bias
  • Measures of Subjective Well-Being
  • Measures of Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety, Shyness, and Related Constructs
  • Measures of Depression and Loneliness
  • Alienation and Anomie
  • Interpersonal Trust and Attitudes Toward HumanNature
  • Locus of Control
  • Authoritarianism and Related Constructs
  • Sex Roles: The Measurement of Masculinity, Femininity, and Androgyny
  • Values
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John P. Robinson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Robinson founded and directed the Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland and the Communication Research Center at Cleveland State University. He has published more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and is a contributing editor to American Demographics magazine. Dr. Robinson was an American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation fellow at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1992-93, a Fulbright scholar at Moscow State University and Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1990, a Research Consultant at BBC News in 1978 and Research Coordinator for the U.S. Surgeon General's Program on Television and Human Behavior in 1970. He received the 1987 Fordham University McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research for his research on improving public understanding of the news. His areas of specialization include social science methodology, attitude and behavior measurement, social change, and the impact of mass communication and other home technology. Additionally, he is an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Food Science, Food Technology & Nutrition .

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