Book: Mapping Psychology 1

Book Title:

Mapping Psychology 1.

Author(s): Dorothy Miell, Ann Phoenix, and Kerry Thomas (Editors).

Year: 2002.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Open University.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

This book (which is in two bindings) provides students with a conceptual ‘bag of tools’ – the basic equipment needed to start mapping psychology in the 21st Century. The aim of this book is to introduce you to the diversity of psychology by presenting the findings and established knowledge on a variety of topics central to psychological enquiry. The topics covered include: Identities and diversities – Evolutionary psychology – Three approaches to learning – Biological processes and psychological explanation – The individual differences approach to personality, perception and attention – Perceiving and understanding the social world – Memory – structures, process and skills – Person psychology – psychoanalytic and humanistic perspectives. Editorial commentaries within each chapter help to highlight theoretical debate, discuss wider issues and explore themes.

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