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Psychology : the science of mind and behaviour

Author: Richard Gross
Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6. edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gross
ISBN: 9781444108316 144410831X
OCLC Number: 770876198
Description: viii, 902 s. : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1: The Nature and Scope of Psychology What is this thing called psychology? Theoretical approaches to psychology Psychology as a science Part 2: The Biological Basis of Behaviour and Experience The nervous system Sensory processes Parapsychology States of consciousness and bodily rhythms Substance dependence and abuse Motivation Emotion Learning and conditioning Application: health psychology Part 3: Cognitive Psychology Attention and performance Pattern recognition Perception: processes and theories The development of perceptual abilities Memory and forgetting Language, thought and culture Language acquisition Problem-solving, decision-making and artificial intelligence Application: cognition and the law Part 4: Social Psychology Social perception Attribution Attitudes and attitude change Prejudice and discrimination Conformity and group influence Obedience Interpersonal relationships Aggression and antisocial behaviour Altruism and prosocial behaviour Application: the social psychology of sport Part 5: Developmental Psychology Early experience and social development Development of the self-concept Cognitive development Moral development Gender development Adolescence Adulthood Old age Application: exceptional development Part 6: Individual Differences Intelligence Personality Psychological abnormality: definitions and classification Psychopathology Treatments and therapies Application: criminological psychology Part 7: Issues and Debates Bias in psychological theory and research Ethical issues in psychology Free will and determinism, and reductionism Nature and nurture
Responsibility: Richard Gross


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