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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670420
A Very Short Introduction
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)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0001
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9780199670420
1. What is psychology? How do you study it? In 1890 William James ( ), the American philosopher and physician and one of the founders of modern psychology, defined psychology as ‘the science of mental life’ and this definition can still provide a starting point for our understanding today. We all have a mental life and therefore have some idea about what this means, even though it can be studied in rats or monkeys as well as in people. However it is only a starting point. New ways of studying the brain, and of understanding its structure and
6. Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology

6. Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0006
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9780199670420
6. Is there a set pattern? Developmental psychology
8. What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal psychology

8. What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal psychology  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

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

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199670420
8. What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal psychology

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