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Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

1st Edition

Susan Cave
December 23, 2014

How is psychological abnormality recognised? How many different mental disorders are there, and what are their characteristics? Although there are established guidelines for clinicians working in this area, these have been subject to many criticisms. Exploring how views on this subject have changed...

Adulthood

Adulthood

1st Edition

Evie Bentley
January 15, 2007

Adulthood is an accessible text which deals with the vital area of adult psychological development. It combines detailed accounts of the main theories and evidence on the psychology of adulthood with thorough discussion and commentary, presented in a concise and friendly form. The book's approach...

Ethical Issues and Guidelines in Psychology

Ethical Issues and Guidelines in Psychology

1st Edition

Philip Banyard, Cara Flanagan
January 19, 2006

How do we know right from wrong, good from bad, help from hindrance, and how can we judge the behavior of others? Ethics are the rules and guidelines that we use to make such judgements. Often there are no clear answers, which make this subject both interesting and potentially frustrating. In...

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

1st Edition

Lisa Oakley
September 02, 2004

Cognitive Development provides a detailed and accessible account of three main areas: theories of cognitive development, the development of measured intelligence and the development of moral understanding. The theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Eisenburg and Bruner are discussed. The book is suitable...

Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

1st Edition

Philip Gorman
December 18, 2003

Motivation and Emotion provides an explanation of emotional experience and aspects of human behaviour using psychological, physiological and alternative approaches. The brain mechanisms that govern motivations are discussed and questions such as 'Why don't we eat ourselves to death?' and 'How do we...

Language and Thought

Language and Thought

1st Edition

Nick Lund
July 03, 2003

This book fulfils the need for a clear overview of this area of cognitive psychology which encompasses both language and thought. Focusing on goal directed thinking and decision making, Nick Lund looks at the relationship between our grasp of language and our problem solving abilities. Different...

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour

1st Edition

David Clarke
July 03, 2003

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour describes the nature and causes of pro-social and anti-social behaviour. It is an introductory level text aimed at students new to this area of Social Psychology. Topics covered include social psychological theories of aggression, altruism and bystander...

Debates in Psychology

Debates in Psychology

1st Edition

Andy Bell
August 29, 2002

Debates in Psychology tackles some of the major issues and controversies within the field of psychology. The book includes a discussion of the major debates in psychology prescribed by the AQA Specification A-Level syllabus, such as free will and determinism, whether or not psychology can (or...

Animal Cognition

Animal Cognition

1st Edition

Nick Lund
April 25, 2002

Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains chapters on animal navigation (including homing behaviour and migration), animal...

Determinants of Animal Behaviour

Determinants of Animal Behaviour

1st Edition

Jo Anne Cartwright
April 04, 2002

Are animals intelligent? How do they learn to solve everyday survival problems? Can they be intentionally deceptive? The investigation of animal behaviour is an important and fascinating aspect of comparative psychology. Determinants of Animal Behaviour thoroughly covers the section on determinants...

Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

1st Edition

Susan Cave
March 14, 2002

How is psychological abnormality recognised? How many different mental disorders are there, and what are their characteristics? Although there are established guidelines for clinicians working in this area, these have been subject to many criticisms. Exploring how views on this subject have changed...

Psychology and Education

Psychology and Education

1st Edition

Susan Bentham
February 28, 2002

Psychology and Education provides a user-friendly introduction to educational psychology. The book covers psychological theories and their practical applications in education. Susan Bentham has written an ideal guide to this topic for students studying the OCR A-Level specification. The book will...

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