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This new addition to our successful series introduces students to the elements of psychological research design, as well as providing some help with the use of statistical techniques. Topics covered include the planning and carrying out of an investigation, presenting and interpreting results and writing reports and the text concludes with outlines of various specific studies.
This psychology text provides comprehensive notes on cognitive processes. Each chapter of the book starts with learning objectives which give direction and ends with self-assessment questions. It aims to provide a clear focus upon key concepts, theories and principles. The book asks: how do we select what information to pay attention to and what to disregard? how do we interpret the information presented to us by our senses? what factors influence our perceptions of the world? how do infants learn to speak? and why do all humans learn to talk while animals do not? It also includes discussion on how concepts are formed.
This second edition of this popular text is designed to meet the needs of teachers and students following new A and AS level Psychology syllabuses on either modular or terminal routes, as well as those on introductory psychology courses at degree level. This extensively revised and updated edition covers: * major orientations in psychology and philosophical issues in psychology: including free-will and determinism and reductionism * psychology and science biases in psychological theory and research, including advertising, propaganda, warfare and psychometric testing * ethics in psychological research and practice * ethics in socially sensitive research Key concepts are clearly flagged and learning objectives are included in each chapter.
This work is suitable for those embarking on the study of psychology for the first time. It is divided into eight parts covering: historical background, issues and controversies in psychology; cognitive psychology; animal behaviour; human development; social psychology; personality and atypical behaviour; and research methods. The text features chapter objectives, chapter summaries, self-assessment questions, on-page glossary definitions and further reading lists to help consolidate students' learning.
This second edition of this successful textbook has been completely rewritten, updated and revised and now contains some of the most recent research and theory on most areas of social psychology. The emphasis on social cognition provides a unifying theme and topics covered include material on conflict and cooperation, including sections on prejudice, aggression and helping behaviour. How we attribute personality characteristics from observation of the behaviour of other people and ourselves is examined, along with leadership, group decisions and different types of relationships. Fully illustrated and written in an easily accessible form, each chapter provides learning objectives and self assessment questions to provide a comprehensive introduction.
This text provides an introduction to the comparative study of human and animal behaviour, taking as its starting point the evolutionary pressures which have influenced the behaviour of humans and animals. This sociobiological perspective is outlined in the first chapter and forms the basis for discussion of adaptation to the environment, learning, communication and social behaviour.
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