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Introductory Psychology



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Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction


Daniel Pick

July 2015

Very Short Introductions

Psychoanalysis has been hailed as an indispensible starting point for understanding neuroses and psychoses. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers an account of the present-day practice of analysis, highlighting the benefits, whilst also shedding light on the problems, risks and failings in the long history of the movement.

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A Dictionary of Psychology

Fourth Edition


Andrew M. Colman

January 2015

Oxford Quick Reference

An authoritative and accessible reference guide to psychology. Includes over 11,000 clear and concise definitions of a wide range of terms and concepts in psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. Ideal for students and professional pyschologists, as well as the general reader.

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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Gillian Butler, Freda McManus

January 2014

Very Short Introductions

Psychology influences the way we think about everything, from education and intelligence to relationships and advertising. This updated Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler and Freda McManus provides an exploration of the leadings ideas and theories of psychology for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

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Investigating Psychology: Key concepts, key studies, key approaches


Nicola Brace, Jovan Byford

January 2012

Uses a selection of classic studies to introduce a variety of research methods used by psychologists and to the different approaches to the study of mind and behaviour.

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Genius: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew Robinson

February 2011

Very Short Introductions

Genius is highly individual and unique yet it shares a compelling quality. In this intriguing introduction Andrew Robinson uses the life and work of familiar geniuses - and some less familiar - to consider what their achievements have in common; whether its heredity, education, hard work, intelligence or just plain luck.

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Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction


Tom Burns

September 2006

Very Short Introductions

With diagnoses based on thoughts, behaviour, and emotions, psychiatry has always aroused strong feelings. This book explains what psychiatry is and what it does. It looks at the major illnesses and how they are treated, and outlines a brief history of the subject, focusing on the controversies that have inevitably surrounded it - from political abuse to the very existence or otherwise of both mental illness and 'normality'.

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