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.
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.
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?").
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Social dreaming gives and opportunity to share a dream with others and the dream is then further developed by free association and discussion. The focus is on the dream and the social context of the dreamers, rather than the individual dreamers.
This book offers advice and guidance on the writing of papers in psychology - in particular, essays, literature reviews, and research reports - that are applicable at all levels of writing in psychology. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the principles involved. Author at Charles Sturt University, NSW.
This book traces 14 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Chomsky, Tulving and Stroop to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired.
Gender is shifting. But is gender disappearing? This is the story of where biology meets behaviour - how sex drives us, and informs so many of the key choices we make in life. It will change the way you see yourself and everyone around you.
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Forgetting people's names.
Why did I walk into this room??
For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.
Unrivalled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics through the use of IBM SPSS statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students. The only statistics textbook you and your students will ever need just got better!
'Finally, a book about the adolescent brain written by someone who actually does the science! The need for intense friendships, the excessive risk taking and the development of many mental illnesses - depression, addiction, schizophrenia - begin during these formative years, so what makes the adolescent brain different?
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.
This set of more than 500 Advanced Placement flash cards includes psychology terms with definitions and examples, questions covering all AP Psychology test topics, a metal key-ring-style card holder, and more. This set of flash cards is a great tool for study on the go.
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.