Author: Richard Gross
Publisher: Hodder Education
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Study Aids
Stimulate critical thinking with this thematic approach to Psychology by best-selling author Richard Gross, that integrates topics, theories and areas of research. Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology is ideal reading for all students of Psychology and is relevant to both the synoptic element of A2 and undergraduate courses. This thematic approach is not usually found in traditional textbooks. - Aids understanding with a thematic approach that provides a historical and theoretical context for what are usually treated as 'standalone'topics - Encourages a broader, more integrated approach to essay writing - Motivates critical thinking to stretch and challenge students in areas such as behaviour, culture, consciousness, parapsychology and religion
Themes, Issues, and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition cuts across the traditional boundaries found in most textbooks and syllabuses between broad areas or fields in psychology, bringing together ideas from across the subjects. Because of its thematic approach, the book is of great value to a wide range of students from A level to undergraduate. This new edition contains a completely new chapter on 'positive psychology' and is fully revised and updated. The book also includes summaries, further reading, and lists of useful websites. The book's central aim is to integrate topics, theories, and areas of research that are usually treated as separate and unrelated. This complements the topic-based approach by: broadening discussion of 'traditional' areas, such as personality, abnormal behavior, sex differences, and the history and nature of psychology; and adopting a critical approach to these topic areas. This more critical approach is reflected in the frequent discussion of social constructionism, including the related areas of feminist, critical, and discursive psychology. There is also discussion of philosophical and theoretical issues and debates, such as ethics, free will, and determinism, and consciousness, and the mind-brain relationship. Every chapter includes material familiar to students from other textbooks and from their classes. The book is designed to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage a broader, more integrated approach to essay-writing and seminar presentations. As well as the new chapter on 'positive psychology,' all chapters from the second edition have been fully revised adn updated. With excellent chapter summaries, useful websites, and suggestions for further reading, Themes, Issues, and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition remains an ideal text for all students wishing to view their subject in a way that is more true to our lives.
Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition, cuts across the traditional boundaries found in most textbooks and syllabuses between broad areas or fields in psychology, bringing together ideas from across the subjects. Because of its thematic approach, the book is of great value to a wide range of students, from A level to undergraduate. The book's central aim is to integrate topics, theories and areas of research that are usually treated as separate and unrelated. This complements the topic-based approach by: broadening discussion of 'traditional' areas such as personality, abnormal behaviour, sex differences, and the history and nature of psychology; and adopting a critical approach to these topic areas. This more critical approach is reflected in the frequent discussion of social constructionism, including the related areas of feminist, critical and discursive psychology. There is also discussion of philosophical/theoretical issues and debates, such as ethics, free will and determinism, and consciousness and the mind-brain relationship. Every chapter includes material familiar to students from other textbooks and from their classes. The book is designed to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage a broader, more integrated approach to essay-writing and seminar presentations. With excellent chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading, Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology, Third Edition remains an ideal text for all students wishing to view their subject in a way that is more true to our lives.
Author: Andy Field
Release Date: 2002-12-20
How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.
Author: Barbara Douglas
Release Date: 2016-02-12
This fourth edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of counselling psychology, exploring a range of theories and philosophical underpinnings, practice approaches and contexts, and professional issues. It has been updated to reflect current issues and debates and to map onto the training standards, and offers the ultimate companion for your journey through counselling psychology training and into the workplace. New to the fourth edition: Chapters on: Person-Centred Therapy; Mindfulness; Neuroscience; Engaging with and Carrying out Research; Reflective Practice; International Dimensions; and Ecopsychology A companion website offering hours of video and audio, including conversations with counselling psychology practitioners and trainees, and articles, exercises and case studies Other new features include: Further Reading, ‘Day in the Life of’ dialogues with practitioners; Reflective Exercises, and Discussion Points, and new case studies. Special attention has been paid to the topic of research, both as a theme throughout the book, and through four new chapters covering the use, carry out and publication of research at different stages of training and practice. The handbook is the essential textbook for students and practitioners in the field of counselling psychology and allied health professions, at all stages of their career and across a range of settings, both in the UK and internationally.
Author: Ian Fairholm
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Where did psychology originate? How has it evolved? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology. In this highly approachable introduction, Fairholm tackles the big questions in psychology covering the ever controversial nature vs. nurture debate, free will and determinism, and other important topics. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the most important issues that psychologists continue to dispute in the twenty-first century.
Provides the essential foundation for psychology students, this is a revised and updated version of the most trusted introduction written by the bestselling psychology author Richard Gross. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour has helped over half a million students worldwide. It is the essential introduction to psychology, covering all students need to know to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary topics. - Enables students to easily access psychological theories and research with colourful, user-friendly content and useful features including summaries, critical discussion and research updates - Helps students to understand the research process with contributions from leading psychologists including Elizabeth Loftus, Alex Haslam and David Canter - Ensures students are up to date with the latest issues and debates with this fully updated edition
The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. But this is more than a collection of case studies; it is a selection of stories that illustrate some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory; from the boy who was brought up as a girl to the woman with several personalities, Geoff Rolls illustrates some of the most fundamental tenets of psychology. Each case study has provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers, and amazed the public at large. Several have been the inspiration for works of fiction, for example the story of Kim Peek, the real Rain Man. This new edition features three new case studies, including the story of Charles Decker, who was tried for the attempted murder of two people but acquitted on the basis of a neurological condition, and Dorothy Martin, whose persisting belief in an impending alien invasion is an illuminating example of cognitive dissonance. In addition, each case study is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each sub-field is also discussed. Classic Case Studies in Psychology is accessibly written and requires no prior knowledge of psychology, just an interest in the human condition. It is a book that will amaze, sometimes disturb, but above all enlighten its readers.
Author: Philip John Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-05-06
In recent years there has been increased recognition of the weaknesses within orthodox views of psychology, and this has led to a surge in critical approaches to the discipline. Reflecting this trend, "Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates" provides an accessible introduction to current thinking and key ideas relating to the field of critical psychology. Taking a distinctive approach to addressing issues in psychology, this thought-provoking text considers a variety of historical controversies in psychology and the ways in which the discipline is embedded within particular socio-historical contexts. The team of authors draws on historical analysis to reveal the ways in which psychology interrelates with social context. Concepts are richly illustrated with many examples of how the discipline has engaged with such controversial social issues as race and IQ, psychology and gender, ethical issues in psychology, parapsychology, and the nature-nurture debate. Provocative and intellectually stimulating, "Psychology in Social Context" provides deep insights into the diverse nature of a discipline and its pursuit of the understanding of the mind and behaviour.
The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded. The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.
Author: Paul Wetherly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Designed specifically for students new to the study of business, this book explores the global range of environments within which business operates. Wetherly and Otter encourage critical thinking via a unique 'themes and issues' approach, which reflects the integrated, dynamic reality of businesses today.
Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-15
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike
Introduction to Education Studies has proven itself to be the key text for students of Education Studies for over a decade, leading readers through the field's key ideas, concepts and debates. Drawing from the main educational themes of sociology, philosophy, history, psychology and policy, Bartlett and Burton introduce you to different ways of looking at education and the ideologies that shape educational systems. Tightly supported by accessible links to research literature and keenly aware of contemporary developments, this book encourages you to adopt a critical, questioning approach to your study in order to develop an engaged and informed understanding of education. This new edition includes: · A range of video discussion boxes throughout the book and linked to the companion website exploring key issues related to each chapter · Enhanced coverage of special educational needs, discussing how policy has evolved historically and in more recent times throughout the New Labour and Coalition governments · New discussion of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the political processes and ideologies underpinning it
This book provides an authoritative, 'state of the art' introduction to the key disciplines of education studies. It provides useful study activities and concise introductory notes on key texts, key figures, key centres and key journals in each discipline. A valuable and highly readable addition to the education studies literature.
Author: Theodore Sider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-20
In a series of thought-provoking and original essays, eighteen leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debates of nine of the most cutting edge topics in contemporary metaphysics. Explores the fundamental questions in contemporary metaphysics in a series of eighteen original essays - 16 of which are newly commissioned for this volume Features an introductory essay by the editors on the nature of metaphysics to prepare the reader for ongoing discussions Offers readers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debate on cutting-edge metaphysical topics Provides valuable insights into the flourishing field of contemporary metaphysics