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Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philip Winn, Madeleine Grealy
August 20, 2019

The fascinating and rapidly growing field of biological psychology—also widely known as biopsychology, behavioural neuroscience, or psychobiology—is concerned with the relationship between brain and behaviour. Broadly speaking, biological psychologists seek to understand dizzyingly difficult...

Consciousness

Consciousness

1st Edition

Max Velmans
April 30, 2018

What is the nature of subjectivity, intersubjectivity, and objectivity? And what is the relation of brain studies to individual experience? How can we avoid the mysteries of dualism and the implausibilities of reductionism? How do Eastern and Western conceptions of mind, consciousness, and self...

Health Psychology

Health Psychology

1st Edition

Daryl O'Connor, Rory O'Connor
September 25, 2017

In today’s sick world, the application of psychological research and methods to issues about and around health could not be more important. Health psychologists pursue ambitious goals, including: the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; the improvement of...

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Cross-Cultural Psychology

1st Edition

David L. Sam, John W Berry
August 08, 2017

The consequences of globalization and mass migration are such that, it has been estimated, over 200 million people are living in countries other than where they were born. And as formerly homogeneous societies evolve into multicultural entities with traditional social and geographic boundaries...

Aphasia

Aphasia

1st Edition

Chris Code
February 08, 2017

Aphasia—from the Greek aphatos (‘speechless’)—describes impairments and disabilities in the use of language arising from, for example, strokes, trauma, tumours, surgery, or progressive brain deterioration. It includes problems with the expression and comprehension of language in speech, reading,...

The Psychology of Attention

The Psychology of Attention

1st Edition

Michael I Posner
November 28, 2016

Attention has long been recognized as a central topic in human psychology. And, in an increasingly ‘connected’ world, understanding our attentional networks—in particular, their role in the selection of information, the maintenance of alertness and self-control, and the management of emotions—is,...

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

1st Edition

Richard J. Crisp
December 22, 2014

In our age of globalization and mass migration (where, for example, it is estimated that over twelve per cent of its current population was born outside the USA), the importance of successful communication between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds has never been greater. As...

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

1st Edition

Jennifer M. Brown
November 10, 2014

In recent decades, the remit of forensic psychology has considerably widened. From an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts, its scope now spreads across the whole span of civil and criminal justice. Forensic psychologists are now intimately involved with suspects, offenders,...

Gender and Psychology

Gender and Psychology

1st Edition

Vivien Burr
September 29, 2014

Nearly forty years after the passage of the Sex Discrimination and the Equal Pay Acts in the UK, and after similar legislative and judicial interventions in other jurisdictions around the world, women and men are still – by and large – following traditionally gendered educational and work careers....

Social Psychology

Social Psychology

1st Edition

Richard J. Crisp
May 12, 2011

Gordon W. Allport, one of social psychology’s founding fathers, described the subdiscipline as ‘an attempt to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others’. From pioneering studies in the 1940s and...

Happiness and Well-being

Happiness and Well-being

1st Edition

Felicia A. Huppert, P. Alex Linley
March 11, 2011

Questions about the meaning, purpose, and pursuit of happiness and well-being have been addressed by thinkers since ancient times but over the past decade or so there has been a tremendous upsurge of scholarly interest in the subject. This renewed interest has come from a variety of academic...

Critical Psychology

Critical Psychology

1st Edition

Ian Parker
March 04, 2011

Critical psychology has emerged as a vibrant site of research and reflection on the assumptions and practices of its host discipline. As serious scholarship flourishes in the area as never before, this new collection from the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, meets the...

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