Classic Case Studies in Psychology: Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Geoff Rolls

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 368 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367267094 - CAT# K425180

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Summary

This new edition of Classic Case Studies is the essential selection of case studies and stories that illustrate not only many of the most fundamental tenets of psychology, but also some of the most extreme forms of human behavior.

The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory, these famous accounts have provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers, and amazed the public at large. Brough to life by Rolls, each case is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each sub-field is also discussed. Revised and updated, the new edition features two new case studies, including the 'Jim Twins' by Thomas Bouchard, an amazing case of twins separated at birth and adopted by different parents, yet when reunited 30 years later shared so many behavioural characteristics.

Also featuring a new chapter on approaches, issues and debates, accessibly written and requiring no prior knowledge of Psychology, this book is essential reading for A-Level students and Undergraduates alike.

Geoff Rolls is Head of Psychology at Peter Symonds College in Winchester and formerly a Research Fellow at Southampton University, UK.

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