Draws on the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behavior, and enhance their relationships
Campbell Teskey, An Introduction to Brain and Behavior offers a unique inquiry-based introduction to behavioral neuroscience, with each chapter focusing on a central question (i.e., "How Does the Nervous System Function?").
'Language Development' communicates both the content and the excitement of this quickly evolving field. By presenting a balanced treatment that examines all sides of the issues, Hoff helps readers understand different theoretical points of view and the research processes that have lead theorists to their findings.
An Introduction to Developmental Psychology is a representative and authoritative 'state of the art' account of human development from conception to adolescence. The text is organised chronologically and also thematically and written by renowned experts in the field.
From a talented and original thinker comes this passionate critique of the intrusiveness of modern culture which advocates an exploration and cultivation of our unconscious - of who we really are - in a world where everything we do is deemed public knowledge
Sigmund Freud, "the father of psychoanalysis," was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1856. He studied medicine at the University of Vienna before opening a private practice in his hometown. His work with physician Josef Breuer on treating nervous disorders led to a book, Studies on Hysteria.
An Introduction to Social Psychology encourages mastery of the basics as well as critical thinking. It incorporates relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology, and also covers the impact of new means of social interaction, including social media.
Challenging and rigorous, yet strikingly accessible, this book offers a complete overview of the field and is essential reading for all students of social psychology from undergraduate to post-graduate and beyond.
Aims to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. This edition outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, and more.
Personality and Individual Differences is a state-of-the-art undergraduate textbook that covers the salient and recent literature on personality, intellectual ability, motivation and other individual differences such as creativity, emotional intelligence, leadership and vocational interests.
Written by two world-leading academics in the field of attitudes research, this textbook gets to the very heart of this fascinating and far-reaching field and will be perfect for undergraduate students.
This student-friendly guide looks at the key theories in social psychology. Each chapter contributor is an expert in the field and brings a wealth of their own research and knowledge to the discussion of the `classic study'.
From how we spend our precious time, to how we relate to our neighbours and cook dinner, he gathers evidence, stories and tips from the very happiest corners of the planet. This is the guide to how we can all find a little more lykke in our lives.
An innovative volume that brings the classic developmental psychology studies to life, up-to-date and relevant to students in the 21st century. World-leading experts provide context, analysis and opinions as to where these key studies lie today.
One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.
quot;This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson #146;s Silent Spring did for the environment. It makes you wonder why we insist on sustaining an education system that is narrow, partial, entirely inappropriate for the 21st century and deeply destructiv
Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of feeling and reason - and the precise mix depends on the situation. This title shows how the fluctuations of a few dopamine neurons saved a battleship during the Persian Gulf War, and how the fevered activity of a single brain region led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
Psychologists have long believed that we begin life as moral blank slates. Most of us take it for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society - and especially parents - to transform them from little sociopaths into civilised beings. This book argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality.
A comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. It provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition.
"This book is the first in more than 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don't know about so-called psi phenomena. Contributors evaluate the evidence for these phenomena, accounting for factors such as selective memory, wish fulfillment and incorrect methods or analyses"--
From alien encounters to visions of ghosts, this introduction to anomalistic psychology explores the fascinating area of the psychology of belief in paranormal phenomena. Engaging and accessible, it considers empirical evidence from a variety of psychological perspectives, including from clinical, developmental and cognitive psychology.
In an increasingly complex world 'simplicity' is going to be a key value. The pace of change is not going to stop so we have to make a conscious effort to make things simpler. In a simple way, this title shows us how very often a lateral thinking approach can simplify a complex matter.
For many students, the lecture hall or seminar room may seem vastly removed from the reality of everyday life. This book aims to demystify the link between the study of psychology, and psychology in the real world, illustrating how the application of psychology can be of benefit in many everyday settings.
A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.
With appreciation for the contributions to psychology of history, philosophy, literature and neuroscience, the author approaches a range of topics, such as the abandonment of orthodox forms of behaviourism and psychoanalysis. He also argues that an understanding of brain is not synonymous with an explanation of mind.