Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates / Edition 1

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Overview

Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates provides a critical perspective on debates and controversies that have divided opinion within psychology both past and present.?

  • Explores the history of psychology through examples of classic and contemporary debates that have split the discipline and sparked change, including race and IQ, psychology and gender, ethical issues in psychology, parapsychology and the nature-nurture debate
  • Represents a unique approach to studying the nature of psychology by combining historical controversies with contemporary debates within the discipline
  • Sets out a clear view of psychology as a reflexive human science, embedded in and shaped by particular socio-historical contexts
  • Written in an accessible style using a range of pedagogical features - such as set learning outcomes, self-test questions, and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter?
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Editorial Reviews

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"These issues aside, this is a compelling and wide-ranging book that encourages the reader to look for the moral values and cultural assumptions at the heart of the apparently unbiased science that is psychology." (The Psychologist, 1 November 2011)

"Presenting important ideas about the ways that psychologists view the knowledge they generate, this book would be a good companion to a textbook based on the conventional hypothetical-deductive model of research. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." (Choice, 1 October 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405168236
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip John Tyson is Director of Studies for Biological and Behavioural Sciences in the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire. He has a special interest in mental health, neuropsychology and critical psychology. 

Dai Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire. His interests include psychology in a social context, everyday psychology, and connectionist approaches to cognition. 

Jonathan Elcock is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire. His current research interests include historical and conceptual issues in psychology, and how psychology interacts with social class.

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Table of Contents

About the authors.

Preface.

Chapter 1: The Nature of Psychology.

Chapter 2: Psychology and Society.

Chapter 3: Psychology, Intelligence and IQ.

Chapter 4: Psychology and Race.

Chapter 5: Psychology and Women.

Chapter 6: Beyond Nature Versus Nurture.

Chapter 7: Psychology in Service to the State.

Chapter 8: Ethical Standards in Psychology.

Chapter 9: Personality and Personality Tests.

Chapter 10: Psychology and Mental Health.

Chapter 11: Freud and Psychology.

Chapter 12: Parapsychology.

Chapter 13: Psychology in Everyday Life.

Chapter 14: Further Issues in Psychology.

Chapter 15: Psychology at Issue?

Selected Glossary.

References.

Index.

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