Essential Psychology


Author: Philip Banyard,Gayle Dillon,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917182
Category: Psychology
Page: 600
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Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

Essential Psychology


Author: Philip Banyard,Gayle Dillon,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917204
Category: Psychology
Page: 600
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Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

Essential Psychology

A Concise Introduction
Author: Philip Banyard,Mark N. O. Davies,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857023594
Category: Psychology
Page: 472
View: 9875
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `The distinctive contribution of this text is to provide a far-reaching and up-to-date analysis of key issues in psychology in a highly accessible format. This reflects the authors' considerable skills as scholars who are highly attuned to the needs of both students and teachers. Their text succeeds admirably in bringing psychology to life and life to psychology' - S. Alexander Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Exeter For students studying psychology for the first time Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, US-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don't need on your course. This UK team-authored textbook is written by psychologists who specialize in each of the subject areas covered in their research and teaching. Spanning 18 chapters, but concentrating on the six fundamental topic areas taught at introductory level - Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and The Psychology of Individual Differences. This textbook has everything students need to know inside, is stylish and colourful, and has an abundance of learning features to make the start of the student journey an enjoyable and successful one too. A range of reflective devices encourage critical thinking about these topics to provide a handy companion as students progress. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/banyard

Essential Psychology

A Concise Introduction
Author: Philip Banyard,Mark N. O. Davies,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847875386
Category: Psychology
Page: 472
View: 8807
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `The distinctive contribution of this text is to provide a far-reaching and up-to-date analysis of key issues in psychology in a highly accessible format. This reflects the authors' considerable skills as scholars who are highly attuned to the needs of both students and teachers. Their text succeeds admirably in bringing psychology to life and life to psychology' -S. Alexander Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Exeter For students studying psychology for the first time Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, US-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don't need on your course. This UK team-authored textbook is written by psychologists who specialize in each of the subject areas covered in their research and teaching. Spanning 18 chapters, but concentrating on the six fundamental topic areas taught at introductory level - Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and The Psychology of Individual Differences. This textbook has everything students need to know inside, is stylish and colourful, and has an abundance of learning features to make the start of the student journey an enjoyable and successful one too. A range of reflective devices encourage critical thinking about these topics to provide a handy companion as students progress. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/banyard

Essential Psychology


Author: R.B. Burns
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401093296
Category: Psychology
Page: 382
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While this book is concerned with psychology let no reader believe that after studying it he or she will be a budding psychologist. Only those elements of psychology which are central to the adequate functioning of the professional in the health and allied caring services are covered. Many popular topics, such as intelligence, memory, concept formation, will not be found within the covers of this book. The objective of this book is to enable those professionals who have responsibility for the wellbeing, health, and care of others to develop insight into and to become more empathetic to the needs, motivations, feelings and behaviour of their charges. An ancillary objective is that the readers too might come to understand a little more about their own behaviour, particularly in relation to their work situation. Patients in hospital, children in residential care, the elderly in the old folks' home are all perceiving and thinking organisms, not merely interesting medical cases, a classical set of symptoms, a collection of statistics or a bulging case file. Every person whether professional or client is affected by the way others respond to them, by the feelings each has for the other, by the non-verbal signals of eye contact, smile, and voice tone, etc.

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications


Author: Jeffrey S. Nevid
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515418
Category: Education
Page: 688
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ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 5th Edition retains the hallmark features and pedagogical aids that have made this text unique in presenting the foundations of psychology in a manageable, reader-friendly format. Students gain a broad view of psychology and see applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today's world. Nevid's comprehensive learning system, derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy, is featured throughout. This model incorporates the Four E's of Effective Learning -- Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. Thoroughly updated with recent research developments, this edition also features an expanded focus on psychology in the digital world -- a topic students are sure to find fascinating and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Personality


Author: Donald Pennington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134665989
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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'Essential Personality' provides a clear, accessible and systematic introduction to the major theoretical approaches for the understanding of human personality. This introductory book assumes no prior knowledge of this core area in psychology and is written for students studying personality for the first time, whether at `A' level, first year undergraduates on psychology degree programmes or students on other courses (for example, nursing, social work or criminology). Each chapter considers one or more of the major approaches to personality. For each approach, a brief biographical outline of the originating theorist is given. This is followed by clear and straightforward descriptions of the major aspects of each theory together with clear definitions of key concepts, and concludes with an evaluation section that addresses the 'model' of humans underlying the approach, research evidence in support of the theory and questioning the theory. Discussion is also given to personality assessment and therapeutic applications of the theory or approach. The individual chapters provide figures, diagrams and tables to give a clear understanding of theory and research. and at the end of each chapter, a summary and suggestions for further reading is provided. A glossary at the end of the book provides definitions and explanations of key items, concepts etc.

Essential Biological Psychology


Author: G Neil Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134665350
Category: Medical
Page: 264
View: 7659
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The Essential Psychology Series bridges the gap between simple introductory texts aimed at pre-university students and higher level textbooks for upper level undergraduates. Each volume in the series is designed to provide concise yet up-to-date descriptions of the major areas of psychology for first year undergraduates or students taking psychology as a supplement to other courses of study. The authors, who are acknowledged experts in their field, explain the basics carefully and engagingly without the over-simplification often found in introductory textbooks, at the same time providing the reader with insights into current thinking. Essential Biological Psychology is an accessible, well-illustrated and well-written account of the study of the role of the body in behaviour and the effect of behaviour on the working of the body. Covering all the major topics within biopsychology, and evaluating the most up-to-date findings, particularly within neuroscience and neuroimaging research, this textbook is essential reading for first and second level undergraduates taking courses in biological or physiological psychology as well as anyone studying courses in neuropsychology or behavioural neuroscience.

Essential Social Psychology


Author: Richard J Crisp,Rhiannon N Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147390837X
Category: Psychology
Page: 568
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From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply this knowledge successfully in assignments and exams. An extensive range of learning aids including a glossary, summary sections and memory maps – combined with an array of features on the student section of the companion website – will help reinforce this learning and check retention at specific milestones throughout the course. New to the third edition: A new full-colour design Two brand new chapters on Applied Social Psychology and Social Psychological Methods Coverage of some developing research perspectives including social neuroscience and evolutionary psychology New ‘Back to the Real World’ textboxes which situate academic findings in the context of the world around you An enhanced SAGE edge™ companion website (study.sagepub.com/crispandturner3e) with a suite of features to enhance your learning experience.

Essential Biological Psychology


Author: Jim Barnes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446275620
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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Drawing on the latest exciting research, Essential Biological Psychology provides students with a solid grasp of the relationship between mind and behaviour, and a detailed understanding of the underlying structure and physiological mechanisms that underpin it. The functions of the nervous system are explained and implications for health are explored. Throughout the book, Jim Barnes encourages students to evaluate essential concepts and theoretical issues. Features include: key concepts highlighted throughout the text enables students to grasp the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of the human nervous system that are relevant to the study of psychology the snapshot of key studies detailed in the textboxes allow critical evaluation of the role of physiology in human behaviour against a backdrop of up to date research clear explanations of the key methods in the text give students an appreciation of the contributions made by the different approaches and research methods that are used in biological psychology memory maps and diagrams within the text encourage learning and allow students to formulate memory aids to assist recall in exam conditions a companion website found at www.sagepub.co.uk/barnes consists of PowerPoint lecture slides and a testbank for teachers (50 questions per chapter) as well as interactive self-assessment testbank for students (10 questions per chapter) Electronic inspection copies are available to instructors.

Essentials of Psychology


Author: Douglas Bernstein
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337612391
Category: Education
Page: 864
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In a concise and readable 16-chapter format, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 7th Edition, incorporates the most effective features of the sixth edition along with the latest and most important research findings from psychological science. Combining extensive pedagogical support with an emphasis on active learning, the text challenges students to learn by doing -- to actively participate and to think about what they are learning rather than just passively read written information. The integrated pedagogical program helps students master the material by supporting the elements of the PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Reflect) study system. Douglas Bernstein also shows how topics in psychology are interrelated and guides students in thinking critically -- including organizing select research studies around questions to help readers think objectively about research and results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Psychology


Author: John P. Houston,Helen Bee,David C. Rimm
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483264424
Category: Mathematics
Page: 586
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Essentials of Psychology introduces contemporary psychological research and caters to the varied needs of students and instructors. The book is composed of 14 basic chapters, which provide comprehensive coverage of theories and research within each of the traditional areas of psychology. Chapters are dedicated to topics that discuss the major divisions of psychology; the physiological basis of behavior; the ways people change and the ways they stay the same over time; personality and behavior assessment; and treatment of psychological problems. Psychologists, students, and teachers of psychology will find this textbook very invaluable.

Essential Behaviour Analysis


Author: Julian Leslie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444118749
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Since the so-called 'cognitive revolution' in psychology in the 1960s, it has often been said that 'behaviourism is dead'. This book demonstrates why this is not the case and how the behavioural approach has continued to flourish. Leslie begins by summarising the behavioural approach to psychology and shows how it differs from other contemporary and cognitive approaches. The basic principles of the discipline are outlined and linked to major areas of interest and importance, such as behavioural neuroscience, resolution of human behavioural problems, and human language and cognition. Behaviour analysis is thus shown to contribute to our developing understanding of the relationship between brain systems and psychological problems, to provide an effective and scientifically based approach to human behavioural problems and to deal with topics central to modern psychology.

Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals


Author: Graham Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134659229
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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This text examines the concepts which are fundamental to everyday nursing practice. Understanding how individuals function psychologically in health and illness is vital to providing appropriate care for all patients and clients. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the author explores the basis of individual psychology focusing on personality traits, beliefs systems, body-image and self-esteem. Periods of illness are seen as psychologically demanding events which individuals cope with in different ways. The book considers how we recognize and interpret the signs and symptoms of illness in ourselves, what influences the decision to seek help and whether or not we comply with advice from health professionals. The contribution of psychological factors to physical wellbeing is also examined and the link between psychological theory and patient care is examined throughout the book. With scenarios and questions to help the reader apply the concepts to nursing practice Essential Psychology for Nurses provides an excellent introduction to the subject for pre-registration students and those studying psychological concepts in relation to health care.

Essential Abnormal and Clinical Psychology


Author: Matt Field,Sam Cartwright-Hatton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147393401X
Category: Psychology
Page: 360
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Instructors - Electronic Inspection Copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an Inspection Copy of the print version. This essential introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology explores the key areas, controversies and debates in the field and encourages students to think critically. Key features of this textbook include: The latest updates from DSM-5 and ICD-10 and a balanced critique of the diagnostic approach, keeping students at the forefront of the developments and debates in the field "Essential Debate" and "Essential Experience" boxes that encourage critical thinking and provide case study examples to help students critique the findings and apply them in practice Concise chapters providing students with the essentials they need to get a good grade in their module in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Additional student resources available on the companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/fieldcartwrighthatton). Suitable for all students taking Abnormal and Clinical Psychology modules.

Essential Evolutionary Psychology


Author: Simon Hampton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412935857
Category: Psychology
Page: 258
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Essential Evolutionary Psychology introduces students to the core theories, approaches, and findings that are the necessary foundations for developing an understanding of evolutionary psychology. It offers a sound, brief, and student friendly explication of how evolutionary theory has been and is applied in psychology. The book unpicks the very essence of human evolution, and how this knowledge is used to give evolutionary accounts of four of the central pillars of human behavior - cooperation, attraction, aggression, and family formation. It also covers evolutionary accounts of abnormal behavior, language and culture.

Essential Psychology , A Concise Introduction

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Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467225819
Category: Education
Page: 358
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Essential Psychology , A Concise Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Essential Cognitive Psychology


Author: Alan J. Parkin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317715756
Category: Psychology
Page: 369
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This new textbook provides a clear, fundamental grounding in cognitive psychology for beginning undergraduates. Essential Cognitive Psychology fills the void between low level introductory texts and more advanced books on the topic. This book provides the reader with highly accessible overviews of all core topics in the field. These are designed to be a strong basis for developing further interest in cognitive psychology but, at the same time, provide a self-contained account suitable for all students in psychology whose training requires degree-level competence in the subject. Beginning with a chapter on the origins of cognitive psychology, which facilitates an understanding of the topic as a whole, the book goes on to cover visual perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery, language, and reasoning and problem solving. Each chapter in Essential Cognitive Psychology also contains a list of key terms highlighted in the text and a series of revision questions which address key issues in the chapter. There are also suggestions for further reading. Written by an internationally recognised scientist and established book author, Essential Cognitive Psychology will be welcomed by teachers and students who require a thorough grounding in the topic without the specialization of more advanced textbooks.

Essential Psychology


Author: G. C. Davenport
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780003278576
Category: Psychology
Page: 420
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Experimental Design and Statistics


Author: Steve Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134954638
Category: Psychology
Page: 186
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The distinguishing feature of experimental psychology is not so much the nature of its theories as the methods used to test their validity. The first edition of Experimental Design and Statistics provided a clear and lucid introduction to these methods and the statistical techniques which support them. For this new edition the text has been revised, the coverage of two-sample tests has been extended, and new sections have been added introducing one-sample tests, linear regression and the product-moment correlation coefficient. Problems associated with the applications of experimental design and how to use observations of behaviour in research are key questions for all introductory students of psychology. This new and expanded edition provides them with an invaluable text and source.