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.
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
"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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to all those famous names you've read about in psychology? How and why did they get interested in psychology, and what makes them tick? What was Skinner's problem with feelings? From Skinner to Chomsky, Eysenck to Damasio, this work presents a snapshot of psychology's leading protagonists.
From an adaptive diagnostic tool that provides a GPS for learning to a reader-friendly modular organization, this book ensures that every student gains a better understanding of psychology. It continues with author's accessible pedagogy, hallmark research, and focus on diversity in a flexible modules-within-chapters format.
Presents a skills-oriented approach to improving communication effectiveness between people from different groups (cultures, ethnic groups, social classes). This book addresses how factors related to our group memberships can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups.
The first textbook of its kind,
Critical Educational Psychology is a forward-thinking approach to educational psychology that uses critical perspectives to challenge current ways of thinking and improve practice.
This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from perspectives including queer theory, feminism, Marxism, the psychiatric survivor movement, as well as from within counsellor training and education.
With a companion website that includes short online film episodes, this book proposes expansive ways of deconstructing and re-constituting sexuality and gender and thus more embodied and ethical ways of 'doing' life, and offers an understanding and critique of embodiment through an integration of performance, psychotherapy and feminist philosophy.
The analysis of masculine issues is increasingly seen as a key cultural and therapeutic concern. This book focuses on masculinity and male identity in the context of psychoanalysis. Individual chapters address the historical positioning of the male psyche, contemporary debates on what it is to be male and advocate a new model of masculinity.
Provides a review of the different perspectives and applications of 'narcissism' as a psychoanalytic concept that has been extremely influential in the fields of psychotherapy, social science, arts and humanities. This book is useful for students and experts who look for a deeper understanding of the notion of 'narcissism' and its applications.