From Fear to Flow

From Fear to Flow

Personality and Information Interaction

1st Edition - July 30, 2010

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  • Author: Jannica Heinstrom
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630366

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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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2010
  • Published: July 30, 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630366

About the Author

Jannica Heinstrom

Dr. Jannica Heinstrom has a masters degree in Psychology and a PhD in Information Studies from Abo Akademi University, Finland. She is currently a full time researcher at the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries, Rutgers University, USA. She has extensive research experience in the field of psychological mechanisms of information behaviour, with an emphasis on personality differences. Her work has won numerous prices, including the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Paper Award, 2005.

Affiliations and Expertise

Abo Akademi University, Finland

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