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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus

January 2014

ISBN: 9780199670420

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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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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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.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Gillian Butler, Oxford Health NHS Trust (retired), and Freda McManus, University of Oxford

Gillian Butler is a clinician, teacher, researcher, and writer at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. She is the author of the popular psychology book Manage Your Mind (2007, 2nd edition).

Freda McManus is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry. She is currently Director of the OCTC/University of Oxford's Diploma in Cognitive Therapy.

Table of Contents

    1:What is psychology? How do you study it?
    2:What gets into our minds? Perception
    3:What stays in the mind? Learning and Memory
    4:How do we use what is in the mind? Thinking, Reasoning and Communicating
    5:Why do we do what we do? Motivation and Emotion
    6:Is there a set pattern? Developmental Psychology
    7:Can we categorize people? Individual Differences
    8:What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal Psychology
    9:How do we influence each other? Social Psychology
    10:What is psychology for?
    Glossary
    References
    Further Reading
    Index