Understand psychology


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Understand psychology

Nicky Hayes

(Teach yourself books)

Teach Yourself/Hodder Headline , Bookpoint [distributor] , Mcgraw-Hill Customer Services [distributor], 2010

  • : us, pbk
  • : uk, pbk

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First published in UK 1994 by Hodder Education; in US 1994 by The McGraw-Hill

"Previously published as Teach yourself psychology"--T.p. verso

Contains updated information

Includes bibliographical references and index

Description and Table of Contents


: us, pbk ISBN 9780071700474


Discover what makes us tick "Understand Psychology" is a jargon-free guide to the psychological processes that affect each and every one of us. It investigates how the human experience can be understood on numerous levels, exploring why we are the way we are, how we came to be this way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. You will delve into a huge array of fascinating subjects, from how the individual connects with others and develops relationships to emotions, memory, sleep and intelligence. This new edition has been fully updated to cover the latest developments and current debates; there are new and expanded sections on emotional intelligence, positive psychology, genetics and child development. You can also visit teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry--this book gives you one-, five-, and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.

: uk, pbk ISBN 9781444100907


A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK The bestselling Understand Psychology explains basic psychological processes and how they influence us in all aspects of everyday life. It explores why we are the way we are, how we came to be that way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. The book puts psychology in context, using non-technical language to analyze everyday situations. It is a comprehensive introduction that shows how human experience can be understood on many levels. Understand Psychology takes you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. You will discover how we interact with each other, why we dream, what motivates us, why children need to play and whether watching TV is bad for you. Now fully revised and updated, this 6th edition of the bestselling guide includes brand new material on mindfulness, social living, focusing in particular on shyness and loneliness and social media, coping with stress, decision making and forensic psychology, addiction and modern drugs, cognitive neuropsychology, and the psychology of learning, including teaching, exams and exam stress. The clear structure, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials you really need to know. ABOUT THE SERIES People have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.

Table of Contents

01: applying psychology 02: applied cognitive psychology 03: applied social psychology 04: applied bio-psychology 05: applied development psychology 06: clinical psychology 07: counselling psychology 08: health psychology 09: forensic psychology 10: eductional psychology 11: applied psychology of teaching and learning 12: occupational psychology 13: organisational psychology 14: engineering and design psychology 15: space psychology 16: sport psychology 17: consumer psychology 18: environmental psychology 19: political psychology 20: applied psychology as a profession : taking it further : index : 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

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    • 9780071700474
    • 9781444100907
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  • Place of Publication
    [London],Abingdon, Oxon,Blacklick, OH
  • Pages/Volumes
    xiv, 377 p.
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    20 cm
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