The Uncertain Mind: Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown Richard M. Sorrentino

ISBN: 9781135064334

Published: May 13th 2013

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206 pages


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The Uncertain Mind: Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown  by  Richard M. Sorrentino

The Uncertain Mind: Individual Differences in Facing the Unknown by Richard M. Sorrentino
May 13th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 206 pages | ISBN: 9781135064334 | 9.28 Mb

This book discusses individual differences in how people react to uncertainty. The authors show that while some people are relatively comfortable dealing with uncertainty and strive to resolve it (uncertainty-oriented), others are more likely to avoid uncertainty, preferring the familiar or the known (certainty-oriented). They go on to examine the implications of an uncertainty orientation for understanding processes of self-knowledge, social cognition and attitude change, achievement, motivation and performance, interpersonal and group processes, and issues relating to physical and psychological health concerns.

Research is discussed which links this uncertainty orientation to each of these issues, raising important practical and theoretical questions for each. The book also considers possible implications for people of both orientations of living in times that may be characterized as being uncertain.



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