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Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Ian J. Deary

26 March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Some people are cleverer than others, but how and why do people differ in their thinking powers? Drawing on the latest psychological data Ian Deary considers some of our most burning questions about intelligence, such as how genes, environment, age, or gender can affect our intelligence. He also asks whether intelligence is increasing.

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Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction


Tom Burns, Eva Burns-Lundgren

22 January 2015

Very Short Introductions

The rise of psychotherapy has been one of the defining features of the 20th century. In this Very Short Introduction, Tom Burns and Eva Burns-Lundgren trace the development of psychotherapy and counselling, from its origins in Freud's psychoanalysis to the variety of different approaches on offer today.

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Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice

Second Edition


Debra Bekerian, Archie Levey

22 December 2011

Demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world, taking an integrated approach that uses a series of themed 'rooms' to explore the psychologist's role.

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Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction


David Canter

17 June 2010

Very Short Introductions

Lie detection, offender profiling, insanity in the law, the minds of serial killers, and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of Forensic Psychology. David Canter shows how these often controversial topics bridge the gaps between academics and practitioners, behavioural sciences, and the law.

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