This revised edition of A Student’s A-Z of Psychology
is a response to the requirements of the modern learning environment. It provides the core psychological knowledge required for a first year course in psychology as well as information on specific skills-based topics. As an alphabetically arranged resource, it is an easy-to-use companion for the entry-level student of psychology.
- Cognition: Thinking
- Consultation scenario for a psychological research project
- Consultation scenario for a stress management programme
- Consultation scenario for a study management programme
- Consultation interview
- Emotion and motivation
- Emotion: Classification of
- Emotion: Concept of
- Emotion: Theories of
- Emotional intelligence: Concept of
- Emotions: Interpretation of
- Groups: Attributes of human groups
- Groups: Differentiation of groups
- Groups: Interaction of groups
- Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the neuron
- Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the synapse
- Human nervous system: Structure and function
- Human nervous system: The structure of the neuron
- Individual differences in behaviour
- Information analysis: Correlation between variables
- Information analysis: Difference between groups
- Information modelling: Expandable tree structures
- Information modelling: Flow charts
- Information modelling: Graphs
- Information modeling: Visiograms
- Intelligence: Concept and measurement of
- Intelligence: Theories of
- Intelligence and creativity
- Interpersonal communication
- Interpersonal dynamics
- Interpersonal relationships
- Learning: Concept of
- Learning: Social learning
- Motivation: The nature of motivated behaviour
- Motivation: The process of motivated behaviour
- Personality and health
- Personality concepts
- Personality theories
- Psychological disorders
- Psychological programme: Content for stress management
- Psychological programme for stress
- Psychological programme for study management
- Psychological programmes
- Psychological science
- Psychology: What is it all about?
- Research essays
- Self: The concept of self
- Self: The dynamics of self
- Self: The foundations of self
- Sensation and perception
- Sensation: The visual system
- Social issues
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 | Review by: izdclk
In terms of the physical aspects of the book, the covers are susceptible to permanent bending or curvature after only a few uses, but the spine seems solid enough. The paper and printing quality are good for the price.
Where this textbook falls flat is the important part: the content. It contains numerous factual and orthographic errors (important terminology is misspelt and there is no consistence in adherence to British or American spelling) and omits important information. The ordering of the chapters is also nonsensical. For example, the process of impulse conduction in neurons is discussed before the structure of the neuron, but the former requires, or would at the very least be facilitated by, knowledge of the latter. The text is formatted much like a brick wall and does not make for easy reading. Terminology is also used inconsistently. For example, the central nervous system is explained in detail, but subsequent topics refer to it by its constituent members (the brain and spinal cord) instead of consistently using the term “central nervous system”. In other instances, on the contrary, terms are used before they are introduced and explained. There are also no mini quizzes at the end of each chapter, which would be very useful considering its application.
Overall, the range of topics covered seems adequate, but the content is defective. I hope that these issues are addressed in future editions or that the book’s role as a textbook for courses in Psychology is reconsidered carefully.
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