Simply Psychology, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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This textbook provides a comprehensive account of psychology for all those with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. It covers the main areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, personality, intelligence, and biological psychology.; Each chapter contains definitions of key terms, together with several multiple-choice questions and answers, and semi- structured essay questions. In addition, every chapter contains a "Personal Viewpoint" section, ...

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Simply Psychology, Second Edition

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Overview

This textbook provides a comprehensive account of psychology for all those with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. It covers the main areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, personality, intelligence, and biological psychology.; Each chapter contains definitions of key terms, together with several multiple-choice questions and answers, and semi- structured essay questions. In addition, every chapter contains a "Personal Viewpoint" section, which encourages the reader to compare his or her views on psychology with the relevant findings of psychologists. The last chapter is devoted to study skills, and provides numerous practical hints for readers who want to study more effectively.

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Editorial Reviews

Diane Dwyer
If you are a student of psychology, do read this book. You will not only be educated and informed by it, but fascinated and enthralled. . . . The book will provide an excellent grounding in all the basics. I can thoroughly recommend it.
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"If you are a student of psychology, do read this book. You will not only be educated and informed by it, but fascinated and enthralled. ... The book will provide an excellent grounding in all the basics... I can thoroughly recommend it." - South Nottingham College

"This text is written in an engaging, authoritative and straightforward style, which would be valuable to all students starting a psychology course." - Chester College of Higher Education

"This is a text which stands out for its clarity of explanation and its focus on the essentials in each topic area. It should be popular with a range of students and teachers/lecturers, and is an excellent introductory text." - Haywards Heath College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135897598
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael W. Eysenck is one of the best-known British psychologists. He is Professor of Psychology and head of the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London, which is one of the leading departments in the United Kingdom. His academic interests lie mainly in cognitive psychology, with much of his research focusing on the role of cognitive factors in anxiety in normal and clinical populations.

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Table of Contents

About the author
Preface
1 Introduction
2 Methods of investigation
Pt. 1 Biological approach
3 Biological bases of behaviour
4 Stress
5 Emotion
6 Aggression
Pt. 2 Behaviourist approach
7 Conditioning and learning
Pt. 3 Developmental approach
8 Cognitive development
9 Language development
10 Moral development
11 Sex and gender
Pt. 4 Social approach
12 Attachment and deprivation
13 Prejudice and discrimination
14 Pro-social behaviour
15 Social influence
16 Social perception
Pt. 5 Individual differences
17 Intelligence
18 Personality
19 The self-concept
Pt. 6 Cognitive approach
20 Visual perception
21 Memory
22 Problem solving and creativity
Pt. 7 Effective learning
23 Effective learning
References
Glossary
Author index
Subject index
Illustration credits
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