From Fear to Flow

1st Edition

Personality and Information Interaction

Print ISBN: 9781843345138
eBook ISBN: 9781780630366
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th July 2010
Page Count: 240
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From Fear to Flow explores how personality traits may influence attitude, behaviour and reaction to information. Consideration is made for individual differences in information behaviour and reasons behind individual search differences. The book reviews personality and information behaviour and discusses how personality may influence the attitude towards information. Reaction to information is examined in contexts such as everyday life, decision-making, work, studies and human-computer interaction.

Key Features

  • Introduces a little researched area which is current and needed in our Information Age
  • Explores how personality traits may influence attitude, behaviour and reaction to information
  • Provides an overview of the psychological aspects and individual differences in information seeking behaviour and examines reasons behind individual search differences other than personality


Researchers, practitioners and students of Library and Information Science and psychology

Table of Contents

Personality; Openness to experience – the exploration dimension; Conscientiousness – the persistence dimension; Extroversion – the social dimension; Agreeableness – the trust dimension; Negative affectivity – the emotional dimension; Need for cognition; Positive emotionality; Self-efficacy and self-confidence; Locus of control; Monitoring and blunting; Uncertainty orientation; Broad scanning, fast surfing and deep diving; Discussion.


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…can be used to develop individual information-seeking skills as information professional, as a self-reflective tool to examine one’s characteristics and how these influence the way one interacts with information., Australian Library Journal
…the first significant monographic work to link personality types and information behaviour and I'm sure it will shortly be everyone's reading list., Information Research