Psychology is a discipline that comprises various schools of thought with each taking a different position on key issues such as ethics and the nature vs. nurture debate. In this concise introduction, Fairholm focuses on the biological, behaviourist, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanist approaches and explores the differences in their standpoints.
Following the path from early adulthood to old age, this engrossing introduction offers students an insight into how psychologists have made sense of the significant markers in people's lives. The authors discuss stage theories, and ecological and systemic approaches to show how these ideas illuminate our understanding of lifespan development.
This comprehensive introduction to schizophrenia is an ideal starting point for students. It covers the theoretical foundations of different perspectives of schizophrenia, including medical, evolutionary and social, to give readers a solid grounding and then discusses the various forms of treatments and the arguments surrounding each perspective.
This introduction focuses on the key aspects of human relationships including their development, maintenance and breakdown. Ideal for students who want a more rounded and detailed text on this area, the author discusses the role of evolution, individual differences and the effects of relationships on mental and physical health.
Covering the nature of human and animal intelligence, this compact and accessible text is the perfect aid for students who wish to delve deeper into the subject. The author presents a clear introduction to a broad range of key topics, including theories of learning, influences on intelligence, and test performance.
From body image to social networking, the media has a huge influence on how we view ourselves and others and this engaging text is ideal for students studying media psychology for the first time. With coverage of media violence, celebrity culture and online behaviour, this is a comprehensive introduction to an important subject.
Like food and water, sleep is essential for all. In this excellent study aid, the author looks at the nature and purpose of sleeping andrelated disorders, dreamingand hypnosis. This clear and focused introductionprovides a fantasticentry point for studentsseeking a deeper understanding of altered states of awareness.
This concise, clearly-written introduction will help cement students' understanding of the different theories surrounding addictive behaviour. The authors examine both behavioural and substance-related disorders, with chapters discussing biological, cognitive and moralistic perspectives, all organized around the key stages of addiction.
This accessible introduction to developmental psychology examines how children develop, from language development to social learning and the development of emotion. Comprehensive and engaging, it is the ideal introduction for A-level and undergraduate students, and for anyone interested in learning more about development in childhood.
Could these forebodings help the world to prevent disasters?
In 1966, John Barker, a dynamic psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate these questions. He would find a network of hundreds of correspondents, from bank clerks to ballet teachers.
Conscious sensations ground our sense of self, but is it only humans who feel this way? Do other animals? Will future machines? Nicholas Humphrey tells the story of his quest to understand the evolutionary history of consciousness and explains the startling answers he has come to.
Prize-winning science writer Philip Ball explores the diversity of thinking minds, from the variety of human minds to those of mammals, insects, computers and plants, in a book that brilliantly illuminates how many different ways there are to think and engage with the world; and how unique are our own.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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