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Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: This is the third and most definitive book the author has written on the topic of sensation seeking. As a research pioneer credited with the development of the first sensation seeking scale and recognized as the foremost expert on the topic, the author continues to build on previous theoretical models of sensation-seeking behavior while introducing new constructs with detailed research analysis.
Purpose: The author's purpose in writing this book is to provide the most comprehensive body of work regarding the historical and contemporary research findings on the subject of sensation seeking, with the primary focus on one of the unique aspects of this personality trait: risky behavior.
Audience: This book will be of particular interest to those who plan programs to prevent or reduce unhealthy forms of sensation seeking, as well as mental health professionals who wish to better understand why some people seem to exhibit more risky behavior than others. Professors, graduate students, and those involved in sociological and psychological research will find the extensive body of research on risk behavior to be summarized quite soundly in this important work.
Features: While risky behavior is the primary focus of this book, it was just one chapter in the author's 1994 book on sensation seeking. As a result, this book adds significant depth and breadth of information to the growing field of personality research that surpasses any other text on the subject to date. Seven chapters cover a range of information including an up-to-date account of theory and research on sensation seeking; theories of risk; sensation seeking in terms of driving, sports, and vacations; sensation seeking and substance abuse, sex, crime, and delinquency. The author devotes an entire chapter to the prevention and treatment of unhealthy risk-taking behavior.
Assessment: The evolution of personality research has been dramatically influenced by this author, and the volume of research generated by his work is a testament to the role he has played as a leading scholar in the study of sensation seeking and risky behavior. This book is the finest addition to the field to date and a valuable resource for those professionals interested in understanding this personality trait.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591477389
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 12/15/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits     ix
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvii
Sensation Seeking     3
Sensation Seeking and Risk     51
Sensation Seeking and Risky Driving, Sports, and Vocations     73
Sensation Seeking and Substance Use and Abuse: Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs     107
Sensation Seeking and Sex     145
Sensation Seeking and Crime, Antisocial Behavior, and Delinquency     169
Prevention and Treatment of Unhealthy Risk-Taking Behavior     203
References     237
Author Index     283
Subject Index     295
About the Author     309
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