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Afterword

Afterword  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0007
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So that’s a very short introduction to social psychology. We’ve taken a tour of the social mind and seen the profound impact that our relationships have on attitudes, beliefs, and ... More
AfterwordThe heart has its reasons

Afterword: The heart has its reasons  

Dylan Evans

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

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191872471
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834403.003.0006
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9780198834403
When people speak of cognition and emotion, or of reason and the passions, they are usually referring to two distinct mental faculties. One of them is cool, calm, and collected and works ... More
6. Aggression, depression, and paranoia

6. Aggression, depression, and paranoia  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0006
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‘Aggression, depression, and paranoia’ looks at how Freud thought society controls the aggressive instincts of its citizens. Freud explained that a double redirection of aggressive ... More
1. All about us

1. All about us  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0001
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Social psychology is all about the ‘social universe’ and the people who populate our everyday lives. It’s the study of how society, culture, and context shape attitudes, behaviour, and ... More
7. Altered states of consciousness

7. Altered states of consciousness  

Susan Blackmore

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

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780191836206
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10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0007
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9780198794738
‘Altered states of consciousness’ discusses the states of consciousness during sleep, dreaming, hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, meditation, and after taking ... More
7. Always the bridesmaid?

7. Always the bridesmaid?  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777332
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10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0007
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‘Always the bridesmaid?’ considers the future for forensic psychology. Until recently, forensic psychologists were seen as providing a supporting role, but there is now increasing ... More
5. Analytic space, time, and technique

5. Analytic space, time, and technique  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0005
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9780199226818
A patient may have spent years building defences against areas of anxiety and psychic pain; getting past them may take some time. To facilitate analysis, Freud proposed use of a fixed ... More
12. The appeal of psychoanalysis

12. The appeal of psychoanalysis  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0012
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‘The appeal of psychoanalysis’ explains why Freud's work became so popular. Freud did not invent the subconscious, but he was the first to apply it clinically. Despite his lack of interest ... More
7. The appetite for music

7. The appetite for music  

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

in The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780190640163
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10.1093/actrade/9780190640156.003.0007
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Music can seem captivating and integral to our lives, yet these affective dimensions are precisely the ones for which understanding remains most elusive. It is relatively straightforward to ... More
5. Are smarter people faster?

5. Are smarter people faster?  

Ian J. Deary

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

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191837296
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796206.003.0005
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9780198796206
A long-standing idea is that people who do well on intelligence tests might be better at some basic psychological processes, such as mental speed, which is also called processing speed. ... More
3. Are there sex differences in intelligence?

3. Are there sex differences in intelligence?  

Ian J. Deary

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

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191837296
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796206.003.0003
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‘Are there sex differences in intelligence?’ considers the data sets from the Scottish Mental Survey of 1932, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from 1979, and the Cognitive ... More
6. Are we rational?

6. Are we rational?  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0006
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9780198787259
Human thinking and reasoning can be compared with a ‘normative’ standard—a formal theory of right and wrong answers. The normative theories mostly applied are decision theory, probability ... More
8. Art and literature

8. Art and literature  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0008
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‘Art and literature’ explores Freud's attitudes to art and artists. Freud believed that art stemmed from the sublimation of unsatisfied libido. If an individual did not repress their ... More
1. The art and science of music psychology

1. The art and science of music psychology  

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

in The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780190640163
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10.1093/actrade/9780190640156.003.0001
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9780190640156
Music can seem to be the human behavior that is least susceptible to explanation, but a long history exists of applying various frameworks to try to understand it. The cognitive science of ... More
7. Arts versus sciences

7. Arts versus sciences  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0007
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9780199594405
‘Arts versus sciences’ considers the differences and similarities between the work and approach of famous scientists and artists. It is generally said that a mathematical of scientific ... More
3. Attitudes and influence

3. Attitudes and influence  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0003
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‘Attitudes and influence’ discusses how attitudes form, change, and predict behaviour; and how they are inherently social, defined, and refined in response to people in the world around us. ... More
4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder

4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
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10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0004
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9780199207565
‘Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder’ asks: why is autism a neurodevelopmental disorder? Mental disorders that are ultimately due to genetic causes and present from early childhood are ... More
1. The autism spectrum

1. The autism spectrum  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
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10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0001
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9780199207565
‘The autism spectrum’ examines three individuals from different parts of the autism spectrum. It explains how all of the ‘autisms’ originate from before birth, and all affect the developing ... More
1. Babies and what they know

1. Babies and what they know  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0002
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9780199646593
‘Babies and what they know’ explores the early development of children both before birth and during the first stage of childhood, focusing in particular on the importance of interaction. ... More
6. Beyond happiness: well-being

6. Beyond happiness: well-being  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0006
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9780199590605
Well-being should not be confused with happiness. Well-being is a matter of value: what is good for us. ‘Beyond happiness: well-being’ considers what we need to attain a sense of ... More

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