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Author(s): Don Baucum
Book Pages: 348 - Publish Date: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Description: This book provides a history and overview of psychology, starting with its roots in classical philosophy, surveying the various subsequent theories and approaches, and summarizing modern psychology as a diverse array of disciplines. Succeeding chapters deal with: Research methods; neurology, biology and behavior; sensation and perception; motivation and emotion; conditioning and learning; language and cognition; states of consciousness; developmental psychology; intelligence; and more. Helpful study questions are presented at the end of each chapter.
Book Pages: 800 - Publish Date: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Cengage Learning
Description: Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo are dedicated, award-winning psychology professors with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching psychology. Praised in previous editions for fostering students’ curiosity, WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? Third Edition, extends the authors’ successful and engaging approach to teaching the introductory psychology course. Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo have found that wh...
Author(s): Michael W. Eysenck
Book Pages: 182 - Publish Date: 1994 - Publisher: Psychology Press
Description: This is a title in the modular "Principles in Psychology Series", designed for A-level and other introductory courses, aiming to provide students embarking on psychology courses with the necessary background and context. One aspect of this is to consider contemporary psychology in the light of its historical development. Another aspect is to examine some of the major controversies which have domin...
Author(s): Uwe Flick
Book Pages: 285 - Publish Date: 1998-08-20 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: The differences between individual and collective representations have occupied social scientists since Durkheim, and the social psychological theory of social representations has been one of the most influential theories in twentieth-century social science. The Psychology of the Social brings together leading scholars from social representations, discourse analysis and related approaches to provi...
Book Pages: 416 - Publish Date: 1990-04-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Description: In this volume David Brodzinsky, who has conducted one of the nation's largest studies of adopted children, and Marshall Schechter, a noted child psychiatrist who has been involved with adoption related issues for over forty years, have brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex interdisciplinary subject of adoption. While recent empirical work ...
Book Pages: 848 - Publish Date: 2015-11-27 - Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Description: Renowned for its exuberant writing style, intriguing real life examples and cutting-edge research, this best-selling text is back with additional coverage of social psychology, emphasis on the practical applications of the discipline to students' lives, and engaging new 'psychomythology' features which pit science against commonly held beliefs.
Author(s): Andrew M. Colman
Book Pages: 883 - Publish Date: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Description: Including more than 11,000 definitions, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines includ...
Author(s): Andrew M. Colman
Book Pages: 204 - Publish Date: 1999 - Publisher: Psychology Press
Description: This clear and lively introduction to psychology assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Extensively revised and updated, this third edition describes psychology as it is taught at universitues. Examples are used throughout to illustrate fundamental ideas, with a self-assessment quiz focusing readers' minds on a number of intriguing psychological problems. The differences betwen psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis are explained, and the professions and careers associated with psychology are explored. Suggestions for further reading and useful internet sites are included.
Book Pages: 326 - Publish Date: 1985 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Description: Gender, an important concept in psychology, is brought into sharp focus in the 1984 Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, which presents important new findings in eight papers, four dealing with sex differences and four with gender as a variable.ø The papers on sex differences with Ann Anastasi's "Reciprocal Relations between Cognitive and Affective Development?with Implications for Sex Differences,"...
Author(s): David E. Leary
Book Pages: 383 - Publish Date: 1994-07-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: Metaphors in the History of Psychology describes and analyzes the ways in which psychological accounts of brain functioning, consciousness, cognition, emotion, motivation, learning, and behavior have been shaped--and are still being shaped--by the central metaphors used by contemporary psychologists and their predecessors. The contributors to this volume argue that psychologists and their predeces...