The Psychologist's Book of Personality Tests : 24 Revealing Tests to Identify and Overcome Your Personal Barriers to A Better Life (Paperback)

Author: Janda, Louis H.

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Very useful for teaching communications class

on 11/8/2013

I bought this book to use in a class I teach to employees on communications skills and understanding personality types. I don't know if professionals would use this or not but for my class it's great. Sometimes I can use the tests to customize my own that work well in my workplace. Read More

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Based on the latest research, this book will guide readers through professionally developed personality tests to help one identify and overcome one's barriers to positive change. Millions of people live with their painful emotions, struggling to make it through each day when it is not necessary to suffer alone. Now this comprehensive guide can help readers recognize and overcome their psychological barriers and have a more satisfying and effective life. Complete with twenty-four self-tests developed by behavioral researchers, this book covers personal barriers, interpersonal barriers, and one's capacity for change. In addition, Dr. Janda provides expert advice following each test that will help readers use their results to make changes for themselves or to seek professional help.

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780471371021
SKU 30649688
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0471371025
Release Date 4/10/2007
Table Of Contents <FONT SIZE="+2">Contents </FONT> <P> <PRE> Introduction.........................................................1 Section I: Personal Barriers 1. How Do You Feel about Yourself? The Self-Esteem Rating Scale....................................................13 2. How Anxious Are You? The Four Systems Anxiety Questionnaire...................................................21 3. How Depressed Are You? The Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire...................................................31 4. Who Controls Your Fate? The Personal Behavior Inventory.......................................................37 5. How Rational Are You? The Survey of Personal Beliefs........45 6. How Impulsive Are You? The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale......53 7. How Do You Feel about Your Body? The Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire...............................61 8. How Much Do You Worry? The "Why Worry" Scale................71 Section II: Interpersonal Barriers 9. How Friendly Are You? The Friendliness Scale................81 10. How Assertive Are You? The Adult Self-Expression Scale...........................................................89 11. How Capable Are You of Intimacy? Fear of Intimacy Scale...........................................................97 12. Are You a Controlling Person? The Way of Life Scale.......105 13. Are You an Angry Person? The Multidimensional Anger Inventory......................................................113 14. How Trusting Are You? The Specific Interpersonal Trust Scale....................................................121 15. How Romantic Are You? The Romantic Relationship Scale.....129 16. How Guilty Are You about Sex? The Revised Mosher Guilt Inventory................................................135 Section III: In Search of Self-Growth 17. How Good Are You at Turning Your Bad Moods Around? The Negative Mood Regulation Scale.............................147 18. How Effective a Person Are You? The Self-Efficacy Scale..........................................................153 19. How Hardy Are You? The Hardiness Scale....................159 20. How Well Do You Cope with Traumatic Life Events? The Thriving Scale.................................................167 21. How Empathic Are You? The Empathy Scale...................173 22. How Comfortable Are You with Your Mortality? The Sense of Symbolic Immortality Scale............................181 23. Do You Like New Experiences? The Neophilia Scale..........187 24. Do You Experience Moments of Joy? The Peak Experiences Scale..............................................195 Epilogue: Translating Knowledge into Action........................207 </PRE> <!--excerpt-->
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Editors Note FIND OUT HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE . . .||Do you long for happiness? Do you worry too much? Are you content in your romantic relationships? Do you wish you felt better about yourself?||Now you can discover exactly what&#146;s stopping you from living the life you long to lead&#150;and what you can do about it. Based on the latest research, this inspiring guide by renowned author and psychologist Dr. Louis Janda presents twenty-four psychological tests that will help you identify the barriers standing between you and a more fulfilling personal and professional life&#150;and figure out how you can overcome them. Developed by behavioral researchers for professional use, these tests are divided into three sections&#150;personal barriers, interpersonal barriers, and one&#146;s capacity for change&#150;and cover every aspect of personality, from self-esteem, impulsiveness, and self-efficacy, to intimacy, anger, and romantic relationships. Best of all, at the end of each test, Dr. Janda provides expert advice that will help you use your results to make changes for yourself or help you decide whether you should seek professional help. Refreshingly candid and insightful, The Psychologist&#146;s Book of Personality Tests will not only help you achieve greater personal and professional success&#150;it will show you how to get what you want out of life.
Editors Note 1 FIND OUT HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE . . .| |Do you long for happiness? Do you worry too much? Are you content in your romantic relationships? Do you wish you felt better about yourself?| |Now you can discover exactly what&#146;s stopping you from living the life you long to lead&#150;and what you can do about it. Based on the latest research, this inspiring guide by renowned author and psychologist Dr. Louis Janda presents twenty-four psychological tests that will help you identify the barriers standing between you and a more fulfilling personal and professional life&#150;and figure out how you can overcome them. Developed by behavioral researchers for professional use, these tests are divided into three sections&#150;personal barriers, interpersonal barriers, and one&#146;s capacity for change&#150;and cover every aspect of personality, from self-esteem, impulsiveness, and self-efficacy, to intimacy, anger, and romantic relationships. Best of all, at the end of each test, Dr. Janda provides expert advice that will help you use your results to make changes for yourself or help you decide whether you should seek professional help. Refreshingly candid and insightful, The Psychologist&#146;s Book of Personality Tests will not only help you achieve greater personal and professional success&#150;it will show you how to get what you want out of life.
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