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Very Short Introductions #06: Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence to relationships and emotions, advertising, and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what we think, feel, and do. But what exactly are psychologists trying to help us understand? What scientific grounding do they have for their approach?

In Psychology: A Very Short Introduction, Dr. Gillian Butler and Dr. Freda McManus provide an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance. The authors answer some of the most frequently asked questions about psychology including: What is psychology? How do we use what is in the mind? How does psychology work? How do we influence each other? What can or can't a psychologist do for you? Psychology is a large part of our everyday experience, and this elemental guide is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

About the series:

The Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Buddhism to Literary Theory. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each book in the series provides trenchant, provocative, yet balanced discussions on the central issues of the field, gives a readable historical account of the subject, and demonstrates how each particular area of study has developed and shaped society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering readers an affordable, accessible, and complete reference library. Stimulating and lively, the Very Short Introductions are indispensable guides and essential reading for anyone interested in the development of these influential fields.

Synopsis:

People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what people think, feel and do, but what exactly are psychologists trying to do? This book provides an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance.

Synopsis:

Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence to relationships and emotions, advertising, and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what we think, feel, and do. But what exactly are psychologists trying to help us understand? What scientific grounding do they have for their approach?

In Psychology: A Very Short Introduction, Dr. Gillian Butler and Dr. Freda McManus provide an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance. The authors answer some of the most frequently asked questions about psychology including: What is psychology? How do we use what is in the mind? How does psychology work? How do we influence each other? What can or can't a psychologist do for you? Psychology is a large part of our everyday experience, and this elemental guide is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

About the Authors:

Dr. Gillian Butler is a clinical psychologist and co -author of the highly successful mental health guide Managing Your Mind. Dr. Freda McManus is a psychiatrist at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford.

Table of Contents

What is psychology?

What gets into the mind? Perception

What stays in the mind? Learning and Memory

How do we use what is in the mind? Thinking, Reasoning, and Communicating

Why do we do what we do? Motivation and Emotion

Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology

Can we categorise people? Individual differences

How do we influence each other? Social psychology

What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal psychology

What psychologists can do for you: how can we use psychology today?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192853813
Author:
Butler, Gillian
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
McManus, Freda
Author:
null, Freda
Author:
null, Gillian
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography.Includes index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones and line illus
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
4.3 x 7.1 x 0.4 in 0.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence to relationships and emotions, advertising, and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what we think, feel, and do. But what exactly are psychologists trying to help us understand? What scientific grounding do they have for their approach?

In Psychology: A Very Short Introduction, Dr. Gillian Butler and Dr. Freda McManus provide an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance. The authors answer some of the most frequently asked questions about psychology including: What is psychology? How do we use what is in the mind? How does psychology work? How do we influence each other? What can or can't a psychologist do for you? Psychology is a large part of our everyday experience, and this elemental guide is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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