Psychology and You. An Informal Introduction. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2249693
  • Book
  • 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?.

Glossary.

References.

Index

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Reviews of previous editions:

"an excellent bridge between lay or media interest in psychology, and the more conventional introductory text" Psychology News

"an ideal text for adult learners either in a classroom situation or as independent learners" Australian Journal of Psychology

"[the authors] present their subject in a readable and engaging style and show a happy knack of identifying the real issues that intrigue people about personal experience" Times Higher Education Supplement

Reviews of this new edition:

"Subtitled informal it is nevertheless impressively informative. With lucid explanations this book is accessible to all; novice or experienced reader; for those with casual interest in the subject or for others seeking an overview to a specific area of psychology What a wonderful book!"Journal of Biological Education

"This is an excellent first encounter with the discipline of psychology. It provides an authoritative and well written introduction to a range of topics, making them at once accessible to the novice while retaining the scientific basis of psychology" Dr Tony Cassidy, De Montfort University, UK

"This book is a superb introduction to the many–faceted subject of psychology, the most convincing I have come across. It manages, as promised in the subtitle, to be informal, by adopting an engaging narrative, uncluttered by obfuscating technical jargon or redundant referencing. Not only is Psychology and You a mine of information about one of the world s most exciting disciplines, it is also great fun to read", Martin Herbert, University of Exeter

"An exceptional book, which covers a vast range of psychological topics in an easily accessible manner. Clear and engaging, it is a must for any psychology student", Rhona Neville, Huddersfield University

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