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Applied Psychology

Putting theory into practice

Second Edition

Debra Bekerian and Archie Levey

22 December 2011

ISBN: 9780199235919

376 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

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.



Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world. Uniquely structured as a series of themed 'rooms', it is as novel and engaging as it is essential reading for student mapping a career in psychology.

  • Takes the novel approach of presenting each field of psychology as a separate room, offering students an engaging structure which is easy to navigate
  • Uses the real world situation as the determining factor in defining the role of the psychologist, so the student can see the psychologist's input in context
  • A series of scenarios within each chapter provide students with real examples of psychology in practice, showing the relevance of their study to the many guises of psychology as a profession
  • Each chapter gives an overview of the key theoretical concepts which are being applied in the following scenarios, making the link between theory and practice crystal clear
  • End of chapter discussion questions encourage the student to engage in debate about how psychology is used in the real world, and the theory that drives the input of psychologists

New to this edition

  • Inclusion of two new 'rooms' - the Nature Room and the Teaching Room
  • Illustrated chapter openers to support and reflect the written content

About the Author(s)

Debra Bekerian, Former Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, and Archie Levey, Former Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge

Table of Contents

    Part 1 - The transition from theory to practice
    1:About this book
    2:The origins and scope of applied psychology
    3:Applying theory to practice
    Part 2 - The rooms
    4:The Crime Room
    5:The Court Room
    6:The Work Room
    7:The War Room
    8:The Treatment Room
    9:The Sport Room
    10:The Teaching Room
    11:The Nature Room


"This is an excellent book which benefits from an integrated approach to the discipline." - Dr Diane Bray, Head of Department, Department of Psychology, Roehampton University