Understand Psychology: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Discover what makes us tick

Understand Psychology is a jargon-free guide to the psychological processes that affect each and every one of us. It investigates how the human experience can be understood on numerous levels, exploring why we are the way we are, how we came to be this way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. You will delve into a huge array of fascinating subjects, from how the individual connects with ...

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Overview

Discover what makes us tick

Understand Psychology is a jargon-free guide to the psychological processes that affect each and every one of us. It investigates how the human experience can be understood on numerous levels, exploring why we are the way we are, how we came to be this way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. You will delve into a huge array of fascinating subjects, from how the individual connects with others and develops relationships to emotions, memory, sleep and intelligence.

This new edition has been fully updated to cover the latest developments and current debates; there are new and expanded sections on emotional intelligence, positive psychology, genetics and child development. You can also visit teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry—this book gives you one-, five-, and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071700474
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Health & New Age Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Introducing psychology
Understanding the mind
Levels of explanation
Areas of psychology
Understanding other people
Co-operation and compliance
Social representations
Stress and coping
Positive psychology
States of mind
Biological rhythms
Consciousness and the brain
Sleep and dreaming
Learning and intelligence
Ageing
Working life
Leisure
Sport psychology
Education and health
The psychology of teaching and learning
Counseling and therapy
Disasters and accidents
Developing psychological understanding
What do psychologists do?
Developing psychological knowledge
Index

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