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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779831
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
10. What is psychology for?

10. What is psychology for?  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0010
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10. What is psychology for?
1. What is psychology? How do you study it?

1. What is psychology? How do you study it?  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2014
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9780191779831
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0001
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1. What is psychology? How do you study it?
Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191815690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard J. Crisp

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
1. Clinical psychologists at work

1. Clinical psychologists at work  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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1. Clinical psychologists at work
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Usha Goswami

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.001.0001
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A Very Short Introduction
7. From dual processes to two minds

7. From dual processes to two minds  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0007
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7. From dual processes to two minds may need at times to pay conscious attention. If a hazardous situation arises, for example when traffic ahead suddenly slows down, our attention will switch to the task of driving and we can no longer follow what is on the radio. This tells us some important things. First, while our conscious attention is elsewhere, some process in our brain is still monitoring the road situation for hazards and is able to call up conscious attention when required. Second, it shows us that our ability to think consciously is limited and we need
1. A recent field

1. A recent field  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191828607
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0001
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1. A recent field
1. Introduction and history

1. Introduction and history  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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1. Introduction and history The French philosopher Descartes famously said ‘I think therefore I am’. Thinking is indeed the essence of what it means to be human and defines us more than anything else as a species. The remarkable success of humans, far ahead of all other animals, is based on our unique powers of thought. By thinking, and especially by reasoning to a purpose, we can exercise all the formidable powers of human intelligence. Reasoning can help us to solve novel problems, to make one-off decisions, to develop mathematics, science, and engineering, to design our environments to suit ourselves.

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