Explains how and why cognitive science aims to understand the brain as a computational system that manipulates representations. This is a guide to the central theories and problems in the study of the mind and brain. It brings together the different strands of this science in a unified approach.
Community psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with person-environment interactions, and how society impacts upon individual and community functioning. More interventionist than sociology, it is about understanding people within their social worlds and using that knowledge to improve their well-being.
Traces the develoment of one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science, bringing together the essential background readings and providing a broad sampling of contemporary research.
Provides the starting points for 66 conversations to be had with a partner, friend, stranger or simply with ourselves. This book includes short discussions on happiness, vanity, infidelity, education and more, that can help you get to know those with whom you share your life.
Introduces readers to a fresh cultural category. This title traces Cool's ancient origins in European, Asian, and African cultures, its prominence in the African-American jazz scene of the 1940s, and its pivotal position within the radical subcultures of the 1950s and '60s.
The Counsellor's Workbook is an invaluable resource for counselling or psychotherapy students, tutors and trainers, as well as for experienced practitioners engaging in continuing professional development.
Reflection is a critical skill which can enhance the quality of our professional and domestic lives. This book offers a practical toolkit for creating a sustainable reflective habit, and is an invaluable resource for coaches, helping practitioners, organisational leaders and anyone looking to get their "pause button" working well.
Margaret Boden presents a series of essays in which she explores the nature of creativity in a wide range of art forms. Creativity is the generation of novel, surprising, and valuable ideas. Boden identifies three forms of creativity (combinational, exploratory, and transformational) each eliciting a different form of surprise.
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.
Written by an experienced and multidisciplinary team, and supported by a wide range of case studies, activities, further questions and topics for discussion, this book will show students the differing contexts of where, how and why coaching and mentoring take place and take them from emerging theory to informed practice.
A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial explores the psychological dimension of postcolonial thought by treating the work of a variety of anti-colonial authors as seriouspsychological contributions to the theorization of racism and oppression.
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.
* An up-to-date guide on critical thinking applied specifically to psychology. * Explains what lecturers expect from students and why. * Shows how to construct an argument and explains the language of criticism. * Highlights common errors of research and writing. .