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Psychology and You. An Informal Introduction. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2249693
  • Book
  • December 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The new edition of this best–selling text includes three brand new chapters covering the brain, health psychology and careers in psychology; regular methodology boxes, aimed at opening up and demystifying this complex area; combination and re–ordering of topics to enable a smoother transition between chapters; more in–chapter exercises to illustrate or develop specific themes; additional examples from everyday life to give relevance to psychological research; more concise writing style and structure; improved design and additional illustrations; and fully referenced material listed by chapter at the end of the book.

This book is written by authors who all have extensive experience of teaching undergraduates and adult education/lifelong learning students. They are also active in research in a variety of fields of psychology and have published widely. A lively, informative and accessible read, Psychology and You is unique in the way that it explains psychological concepts in relation to people′s behaviour and their everyday lives, and as such is the perfect taster for students new to psychology.

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List of exercises.

List of figures.

List of tables.

Preface and Acknowledgements to the Third Edition.

1. Introduction: Beginning to Understand You.

2. Body Language.

3. Your Personality.

4. Your Sex: On Being Male or Female.

5. You and Others.

6. Your Emotions.

7. Your Brain.

8. Your Health.

9. Your Development across the Lifespan.

10. Psychological Problems.

11. Your View of the World: Perception and Thinking.

12. Learning about Your World.

13. You and Other Animals.

14. What Psychologists Can Do – for You?.




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Julia C. Berryman
Elizabeth M. Ockleford
Kevin Howells
David J. Hargreaves
Diane J. Wildbur
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