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Understand psychology

Author: Nicky Hayes
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2010.
Series: Teach yourself
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGYDr Nicky Hayes' bestselling Understand Psychology is the definitive introduction to how our minds work and why we do the things we do.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicky Hayes
ISBN: 9781444100907 1444100904
OCLC Number: 642107335
Notes: At head of title: Teach yourself.
"First published in UK 1994 by Hodder Education ... First published in US 1994 by the McGraw-Hill Companies ... Previously published as Teach yourself psychology"--Title page verso.
"Packed with real-life examples"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: introducing psychology understanding the mind levels of explanation areas of psychology self and others the first relationships the self-concept cultural and social influences understanding other people co-operation and compliance social representations obedience emotions negative emotions stress and coping positive psychology states of mind biological rhythms consciousness and the brain sleep and dreaming motivation physical and behavioural motives cognitive motives social motivation cognition thinking perception memory genetics, evolution and learning evolution genetic mechanisms levels of learning learning and intelligence infant learning forms of learning intelligence childhood and adolescence childhood adolescence adulthood, retirement and ageing adulthood ageing working life why do people work? human resource management organisational culture leisure watching television computer games sport psychology education and health the psychology of teaching and learning counselling and therapy health psychology living in the world proxemics and privacy sources of environmental stress disasters and accidents developing psychological understanding what do psychologists do? developing psychological knowledge index
Series Title: Teach yourself
Other Titles: Teach yourself understand psychology
Responsibility: Nicky Hayes.


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"A great book for beginners with plenty of information to open doors to further study . . . . a superb way to get into a deep subject without being overwhelmed." * Amazon reviewer *

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