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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
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
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9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670420
Psychology: A Very Short Introduction explores some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance by looking at normal and abnormal behaviour, perception, ... More
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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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199670420
William James, one of the founders of modern psychology, defined it in 1890 as ‘the science of mental life’. It is a science we can all relate to, as everyone has a mental life. ‘What is ... More
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)

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0006
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9780199670420
Developmental psychology is concerned with understanding both what changes occur with age, and how those changes take place — the process of development. ‘Is there a set pattern? ... More
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
ISBN: 
9780199670420
Abnormal psychology is concerned with behaviour that is atypical, and with mental disorders and disabilities. Studying normal behaviour helps in understanding abnormal behaviour. ‘What ... More

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