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Individual Differences : Introductory Psychology - Ann Birch

Individual Differences

Introductory Psychology

Paperback Published: 22nd February 1994
ISBN: 9780333588130
Number Of Pages: 238

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This book highlights some of the ways in which people differ from each other psychologically and is aimed primarily at students of 'A' level and first degree level psychology. The book is also suitable for students on GCSE, Access to Higher Education, BTEC, nursing, midwifery and teacher education courses. It examines definitions of intelligence, the measurement of intelligence and the controversial nature/nurture debate. Different theoretical approaches to the study of personality are expolored along with some ways in which personality can be assessed. The text is presented simply and concisely in the form of comprehensive notes. The key concepts are clearly highlighted through the use of bold type and subheadings; each chapter includes self-assessment questions and a list of recommended further reading. The clear, readable style is acceptable both to students following a course in psychology and to those such as parents, teachers and health professionals who look to psychology as a source of interestinng and useful insights to support them in their roles.

List of Figures - Preface - PART 1: INTELLIGENCE AND ITS MEASUREMENT - Definitions and Theories of Intelligence - Measuring Intelligence - The Heredity/Environment Issue - PART 2: PERSONALITY - Introduction: Definitions, Issues and Assumptions in Personality Theory - Multi trait Approaches - Is Personality Consistent? - Idiographic Approaches to Personality - Single Trait Theories - PART 3: PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORIES OF PERSONALITY - Introduction - Sigmund Freud - Post-Freudians - Assessment of Personality Related to Psychoanalytic Concepts: Projective Techniques - PART 4: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: THE NORMALITY/ABNORMALITY CONTINUUM - Normality and Abnormality - The Concept of Mental Illness and the Medical Model - Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders - Diagnostic Tools - Problems of Diagnosis - PART 5: CATEGORIES, DESCRIPTIONS AND CAUSES OF MENTAL DISORDERS - Categories of Mental Disorders - Descriptions of Mental Disorders - Possible Causes of Mental Disorders - PART 6: TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES - Somatic Treatments - Behavioural Therapies - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies - Psychoanalytic Therapies - Humanistic and Existential Therapies - Treatment Effectiveness - Institutionalisation or Deinstitutionalisation - Index

ISBN: 9780333588130
ISBN-10: 0333588134
Series: Introductory Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 22nd February 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 11