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Published: 04 May 2012

440 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199651764

Bookseller Code (05)

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Investigating Psychology

key concepts, key studies, key approaches

Edited by Nicola Brace and Jovan Byford

  • A student-friendly introduction to the study of psychology: how psychologists go about their investigations.
  • The use of carefully-chosen studies from across the main sub-disciplines of the subject give insights into both the varying approaches adopted in different areas, and the diversity of psychology as a whole.
  • The use of studies spanning the early nineteenth century to the twenty-first century shows how the study of psychology is dynamic and ever-evolving.
  • Activities throughout encourage the reader to actively engage with the subject material, and so gain a thorough understanding of the themes and concepts presented.
  • 'Why do it this way?' boxes in each chapter invite the reader to consider the reasons why researchers used particular approaches, and the assumptions they made to better understand the research process.

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