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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Focusing on processes including decision-making and memory, this book provides fascinating insight into phenomena such as coincidences and the illusion of control to consider how agency and control help us to think about the future. It is essential reading for students of conceptual and historical issues, consciousness and decision-making.
Are our romantic choices influenced by evolution?
In tackling questions like these, The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships reviews the theory and research behind this fascinating area.
And what can an evolutionary perspective tell us about the nature of language and communication?
Drawing on a range of disciplines including cognitive science, linguistics, anthropology and evolutionary biology, Speaking Our Minds explains how language evolved and why we are the only species to communicate in this way.
This comprehensive book offers a compelling synthesis of key ideas and concepts, and addresses in fundamental evolutionary terms the way humans think, feel and behave. This revised, updated and expanded edition includes new material on epigenetics, life history and error management theories, homosexuality, disease and gene-culture co-evolution.
This lively and engaging book conducts a thorough review of the current research literature in developmental psychology and socialisation, and then clearly links theory to practical applications in both clinical and everyday situations.
Offering an introduction to applied qualitative research in psychology with a distinctively applied approach, this title is apt for undergraduate psychology students taking modules in research methods, executing research-based projects or those undertaking Masters and taught doctoral level programs in psychology.
Drawing on real life examples and anecdotes from neurosurgery and neurobiology, this engaging introduction to brain function and dysfunction is ideal for those interested learning more about the brain in an accessible way. Ian Mitchell brings biological psychology to life with examples of real life applications of the theory.
For over 25 years An Introduction to Social Psychology has been combining traditional academic rigor with a contemporary level of cohesion, accessibility, pedagogy and instructor support to provide a definitive guide to the engaging and ever-evolving field of social psychology.
Maps out the requirements of a project in psychology. This book guides students through various aspects of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It uses examples and provides insights into applying theory to practice and knowledge, skills and ability to carry out and write up their thesis project.
The Imagination Gap helps leaders in every sector apply their imagination effectively to explore new, creative approaches to survive and thrive. Examples from a range of industries and settings, from Broadway to Silicon Valley, with simple steps and exercises, help you stop thinking the way you "should" and start making extraordinary things happen.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a practicing psychiatrist, he examines how the system has shifted in response to new forms of racism which have emerged since the 1960s, highlighting the widespread pathologization of black people, the impact of Islamophobia on clinical practice after 9/11, and various struggles to reform.
Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to shape our future even more radically.
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.
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.
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.