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Introduction To Psychology : Vol 1 - Ilona Roth

Introduction To Psychology

Vol 1

By: Ilona Roth (Editor)

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Published: 25th December 1990
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This two volume text provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues, theories and methods of psychology, including both classic approaches and recent research. The areas covered range from the intellectual, social and emotional development of the child to the ways in which adults perceive, attend, remember and communicate; from Freud's psychoanalytic framework to the work of present day psychologists; from debates about the scientific status of psychology to the special problems which the study of people poses for psychologists. Each chapter presents important issues in depth, highlighting controversies while showing that they rarely have neat solutions. Throughout, emphasis is given to the contrasting levels of analysis which contribute to the understanding of psychological functioning, from fundamental biological processes to complex social interactions. While prepared for the Open University course Introduction to Psychology these volumes will provide an excellent introduction to students of psychology at other universities and colleges. The text incorporates the best of the Open University's tried and tested teaching methods, and particular importance is placed on encouraging the reader's active participation, making the books enjoyable and stimulating as well as informative. The text is divided into eight sections comprising eighteen

What is psychology?
the developing person
the self and the social world
the development of children's understanding
psychodynamics - the Freudian approach
the foundations of behaviour
biological perspectives
behaviourism and its consequences
individual diversity
aspects of intelligence
dimensions of personality
humanistic psychology
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ISBN: 9780863771385
ISBN-10: 0863771386
Series: Open University's Introduction to Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 25th December 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.33
Edition Number: 1