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Applied Psychology

Putting Theory into Practice

Second Edition

D. A. Bekerian and A. B. Levey

Publication Date - March 2012

ISBN: 9780199235919

376 pages
9.7 x 6.7 inches

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Shows students how psychology theory is applied in the real world


For many students, the lecture hall or seminar room may seem vastly removed from the reality of everyday life. Applied Psychology: Putting Theory into Practice, Second Edition, demystifies the link between the study of psychology and psychology in the real world.

The book is structured as a series of "rooms", each examining a field in which psychology has a significant impact. Each room contains an overview of the key psychological concepts applicable to each situation and provides a number of case studies detailing the psychologist's input and its effects. The rooms include: The Crime Room, which focuses on forensic psychology; The Work Room, which looks at occupational psychology; The Teaching Room, which explores educational psychology; and more.

Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions that encourage students to engage in lively debates.

Now in its second edition, the text incorporates new illustrated chapter openers that help to support and reflect the written content. It also includes two brand-new chapters--Chapter 10: The Teaching Room and Chapter 11: The Nature Room.

An invaluable resource for all students of psychology, Applied Psychology: Putting Theory into Practice is ideal for undergraduate courses in applied psychology.

Previous Publication Date(s)

March 2012
November 2005


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

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

Teaching Resources

COMPANION WEBSITE (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199235919)

For Students: Access to "Journal Club" containing relevant research articles and accompanying chapter questions

For Instructors (registered adopters of the book): PowerPoint slides