Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction / Edition 1

Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction / Edition 1

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Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction / Edition 1

Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is:

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847875372
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/12/2010
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sex, Lies and Digital Horizons - Mark N O Davies and Philip Banyard How Psychology Became a Science - Simon Watts Issues and Debates in Psychology - Garry Young HOW WE THINK AND MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Memory - Thom Baguley and Andrew J Edmonds An Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Attention - Andrew K Dunn and Paula C Stacey Thinking and Problem Solving - Gary Jones HOW OUR BRAINS AFFECT OUR BEHAVIOUR: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY The Human Nervous System: Functional Anatomy - Antonio Castro and Mark J T Sergeant Communication within the Brain - Rachel Horsley and Christine Norman Brain and Behaviour: Sex Differences - Mark J T Sergeant and Antonio Castro HOW WE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Behaviour within Groups - Susan Hansen, Paige Wilcoxson and Dan Bysouth Behaviour between Groups - Mick Gregson, Rowena Hill and Nicholas Blagden Social Judgements and Behaviour - Alex Meredith and Monica Whitty HOW WE GROW AND CHANGE: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Development during the Early Years - Lucy J Betts et al Development during the School Years - Lee Farrington-Flint et al Atypical Child Development - Gayle V Dillon, Susannah J Lamb and Andrew Grayson HOW WE KNOW AND MEASURE OUR INDIVIDUALITY: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES Personality - Glenn Williams, Jamie Murphy and James Houston Intelligence: Measuring the Mind - Eva Sundin Self - Jill Arnold and Brendan Gough Glossary References Index

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