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Psychology for Nurses, Second Edition

  • Book

  • June 2018
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 4540190
This book is based on the INC-prescribed syllabus for B.Sc. Nursing students. It is also of great use to the undergraduate students of diploma in nursing (GNM) and physiology physiotherapy (BPT). As the nursing students are beginners in psychology, this text helps them understand the concepts in a very simple, easy-to-understand manner, suitable for the undergraduate level.

1. Fully covers the syllabus prescribed by the INC
2. Covers all the essential concepts of psychology, such as learning, intelligence, memory, personality, emotions, etc.
3. Content is richly supported by many student-friendly features:
a. Learning Objectives: Readies the learner for what he or she is going to learn from the chapter
b. Key Terms: Give Provide additional insight to the learner about the inner contents of the chapter
c. Multiple Choice Questions: Help the learner enjoy revising the chapter content by solving the short MCQs
d. Short and Long Answer Questions: Based on the actual questions appearing in the university exams, tothey help the learner map his or her readiness against the actual questions appearing in the examination - Thoroughly revised, updated content as recommended by the panel of reviewers, the best authorities on the subject.

- The subject content has been developed, refined and restructured at several points:

- Chapter on Mental Health and Hygiene has been elaborated with the classification of mental disorder.

- In chapter on Developmental Psychology, stages of human development have been elaborated with three domains of development.

- The concept of attitude was explained and discussed as separate a chapter.

- Application of psychology in nursing has been added to each chapter by the coauthor, an experienced nursing faculty member.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2. Biology of Behaviour
Chapter 3. Attention and Perception
Chapter 4. Memory and Forgetting
Chapter 5. Thinking, Reasoning and Problem Solving
Chapter 6. Intelligence and Aptitude
Chapter 7. Learning
Chapter 8. Motivation, Mental Conflict and Frustration
Chapter 9. Emotion and Stress
Chapter 10. Attitude
Chapter 11. Personality
Chapter 12. Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Vulnerable Individual
Chapter 13. Mental Health and Hygiene
Chapter 14. Psychological Assessment


Stephen Babu