Author : Daniel Schacter
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Worth
ISBN : 1464155542
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This is the textbook only without Launchpad. With an author team equally at home in the classroom, in the lab, or on the bestseller list, this book is written to keep students turning the pages. It offers expert coverage of psychology’s scientific foundations, but communicates with students in a style that’s anything but that of a typical textbook. Introducing Psychology keeps the level of engagement high, with quirky and unforgettable examples, and reminders throughout that the critical thinking skills required to study psychology will serve students well throughout their lives. The fourth edition has been completely retooled for the classroom. For the first time, each chapter section begins with Learning Outcomes to guide students’ learning. These outcomes represent the big picture, so readers come away with more than a collection of facts. The new edition also includes the new 'A World of Difference' feature, which highlights interesting and important research on individual differences such as sex, gender, culture and ethnicity in understanding the breadth of psychology. Introducing Psychology can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

Author : Charles Stangor
Genre : Psychology
Publisher :
ISBN : 1936126494
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"This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section"--BCcampus website.

Author : Nigel Benson
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
ISBN : 9781848317567
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File Download : 176 page

What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? Introducing Psychology answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now. The main "schools" of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.

Author : Rose M. Spielman
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 1951693310
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Author : Stephen Michael Kosslyn
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Pearson College Division
ISBN : 0205777163
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File Download : 640 page

This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Offered in digital format or on-demand custom format. Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning. Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the world (social, cultural, and environmental factors) and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.

Author : Michele Crossley
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN : 9780335231287
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* What is narrative psychology? * How is the experience of 'self' linked to language, narratives and other people? * What is the role of time, morality, power and control in the construction of identity? This introductory textbook presents a coherent overview of the theory, methodology and potential application of narrative psychological approaches. It compares narrative psychology with other social constructionist approaches and argues that the experience of self only takes on meaning through specific linguistic, historical and social structures. The author shows how the choice of one narrative over another - for example arising out of dominant narrative structures of power and control - can have serious social and psychological implications for the construction of images of self, responsibility, blame and morality. Theoretical approaches are introduced and an overview of methods is provided, encouraging individuals to apply these theories to their own autobiographies. Such theories are further illustrated with case-study material drawing on physical illness (HIV infection) and childhood sexual abuse. Each of these issues is examined in a way which demonstrates how different contemporary narratives and discourses are used to construct meaning and a sense of coherent identity in the face of traumatic events which break down temporal coherence and order. Taken as a whole, this book represents essential reading for students and researchers interested in narrative psychology.

Author : Bridget Grenville-Cleave
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
ISBN : 9781848319578
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Positive Psychology will help you to look on the bright side and to find your place in the world around you. With expert encouragement and guidance, you will set out your own positive psychology project to discover your strengths, overcome negative attitudes, focus on what gives you purpose, and take control of your life choices. From savouring positive emotions to building better relationships and developing resilience, you will gain the tools to boost your mental and physical well-being and to find fulfilment in everyday life. This is the perfect concise start to making your life better.

Author : Amanda Albon
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN : 9780335229444
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What is psychology? What constitutes psychological research? How is psychological research reported? This student-friendly textbook answers all these questions by clearly outlining the subject matter and research methods used in psychology for those who are new to the subject. A brief overview of the history of psychology is followed by chapters covering the core research areas defined by the British Psychological Society: Cognitive psychology Social psychology Developmental psychology Biological psychology Individual differences Clinical psychology Each chapter provides an overview of a major sub-discipline in psychology and introduces the key concepts in that area of research. For each topic, a summary of an original research paper is presented along with a running commentary which explains and evaluates the methods used. In order to help students, the book provides boxes, tables and glossaries of useful terms. There is also a helpful overview of the ethics of psychological research, as well as how the study of psychology might develop into a career. Introducing Psychology Through Research is key reading for first year undergraduates in psychology, those taking an elective module in psychology and those studying psychology at AS or A2 Level and considering whether to study psychology at university.

Author : Alison Price
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
ISBN : 9781848313316
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An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to getting what you want in life. Occupational Psychologist Alison Price explores both how successful people think, and how the organizations in which they work foster a culture of success, in this easy-to-read and jargon-free INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE. With numerous real-life case studies, practical strategies to implement and easy-to-remember points to remember and work towards, this book could be your first step on the road to a more successful life.

Author : Dominic Upton
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317902478
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What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice? This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice. Using a research-led approach, each chapter guides you through important theories and topics in health psychology, such as lifespan and development, communication, and social processes, and helps you use your understanding to deliver better patient care.