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Published: 23 January 2014

168 Pages | 18 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199670420

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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains what psychology is, how it works, and what it can (and can't) do
  • Ideal for anyone considering studying psychology or on an introductory course
  • Explores all of the main areas of psychology - learning, memory, attention, psychological, abnormal, and social development
  • Provides an understanding of the leading ideas in psychology and their practical relevance for us all
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Includes recent discoveries relating to the workings of the brain
  • Updates to the areas of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, information technology, and evolutionary psychology
  • Looks at the issues surrounding psychology and adolesence, attitudes, and aggression
  • Updated further reading section for reference