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Understand Psychology will take you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. The clear structure of the book, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials whether for an exam or just out of personal interest.
Understand Psychology includes:
Chapter 1: Understanding psychology
Understanding the mind
Levels of explanation
Areas of psychology
Chapter 2: Self and others
The first relationships
Cultural and social influences
Chapter 3: Understanding other people
Co-operation, compliance and obediance
Understanding other people
Chapter 4: Emotional living
Stress and coping
Chapter 5: Consciousness and the brain
Drugs and consciousness
Sleep and dreaming
Chapter 6: Motivation
Chapter 7: Cognition
Chapter 8: Evolution, genetics and learning
Levels of learning
Chapter 9: Learning and intelligence
Forms of learning
Chapter 10: Childhood and adolescence
Chapter 11: Adulthood, retirement and ageing
Chapter 12: Working life
Why do people work?
Human resource management
Chapter 13: Leisure
Chapter 14: Education and health
The psychology of teaching and learning
Counselling and therapy
Chapter 15: Living in the world
Proxemics and privacy
Sources of environmental stress
Disasters and accidents
Chapter 16: Developing psychological understanding
What do psychologists do?
Developing psychological knowledge
Conducting psychological research
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.