PSYCHOLOGY: THE STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

PSYCHOLOGY: THE STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

by B. K. MISHRA

NOOK Book(eBook)

$5.99 $6.44 Save 7% Current price is $5.99, Original price is $6.44. You Save 7%. View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
LendMe® See Details
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

PSYCHOLOGY: THE STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR by B. K. MISHRA

<P align=justify>Though psychology is a comparatively ‘younger’ subject as compared to allied subjects like Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology, recent years have witnessed remarkable strides in its study. Indeed, writings on the subject have been both prodigious and prolific because of the enormous interest evinced by those interested in psychology and because human behaviour—both complex and simple—is such a fascinating subject for study and research. </P>

This accessible and student-friendly text shows the ‘what,’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ of human behaviour patterns. The text emphasizes controlled and systematic studies to explain such behavioural aspects as sensing, perceiving, modifications of human behaviour, memorizing, the recollection of past events, and affecting processes. </P>

The text is interspersed with many examples to illustrate the concepts discussed. The concepts are well-supported with experimental as well as observational facts. What’s more, the book acquaints the reader with the recent advances in the field of psychology. </P>

KEY FEATURES </P>

 Liberal use of examples to give a clear idea of the concept discussed. </P>

 Step-by-step analysis of various psychological facts to facilitate better understanding of the subject. </P>

 Presentation of new advances and discoveries in the field of various psychological processes. </P>

 Glossary of terms besides chapter-end exercises and summaries. </P>

Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of psychology, the book can also be profitably used by postgraduate students and all those who have an abiding interest in the study of human behaviour.</P>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788120333376
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication date: 11/05/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

<TABLE border=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=normal>BRAJ KUMAR MISHRA (Ph.D.), formerly Professor and the Head of the Department of Psychology, Doranda College, Ranchi, has over about 40 years of teaching experience in the field of Psychology. Earlier, Dr. Mishra was one of the members of the senate in Ranchi University. He was nominated for inclusion as the Man of the Year 2001 in American Biographical Institute. Professor Mishra is the author of several books.&nbsp;</TD></TR><TR><TD>&nbsp;</TD><TD>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I
CURIOSITY OF MAN TO STUDY HIMSELF
1. Introduction: What is Psychology?
2. Historical Perspectives of Modern Psychology
3. Methodology of Psychology
Part II
BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOUR
4. Biological Bases of Behaviour
Part III
KNOWING THE WORLD AROUND US
5. Sensory Processes and Psycho-physics
6. Visual and Other Sensory Processes
7. Perceptual Processes
8. Attentional Processes
Part IV
MODIFICATION OF BEHAVIOUR
9. Learning
10. Some Other Principles of Theories and Various Aspects of Learning
Part V
MEMORY PROCESSES
11. Remembering and Forgetting
Part VI
SYMBOLIC PROCESS
12. Thinking
Part VII
CONATIVE ASPECTS OF BEHAVIOUR
13. Motivation
Part VIII
AFFECTIVE PROCESSES
14. Emotion
Part IX
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
15. Intelligence
16. Personality
Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews