Understand Psychology: Teach Yourself
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    Understand Psychology: Teach Yourself (English, Paperback, Nicky Hayes)

    Understand Psychology: Teach Yourself  (English, Paperback, Nicky Hayes)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
    • ISBN: 9781444100907, 1444100904
    • Edition: 5 New ed, 2010
    • Pages: 400
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    Understand Psychology will take you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. The clear structure of the book, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials whether for an exam or just out of personal interest.

    Understand Psychology includes:

    Chapter 1: Understanding psychology

    Understanding the mind

    Levels of explanation

    Areas of psychology

    Chapter 2: Self and others

    The first relationships

    The self-concept

    Cultural and social influences

    Chapter 3: Understanding other people

    Co-operation, compliance and obediance

    Understanding other people

    Social representations

    Chapter 4: Emotional living

    Emotions

    Negative emotions

    Stress and coping

    Positive psychology

    Chapter 5: Consciousness and the brain

    Biological rhythms

    Drugs and consciousness

    Sleep and dreaming

    Chapter 6: Motivation

    Physical motives

    Behavioural motives

    Cognitive motives

    Social motivation

    Chapter 7: Cognition

    Thinking

    Perception

    Memory

    Chapter 8: Evolution, genetics and learning

    Evolution

    Genetic mechanisms

    Levels of learning

    Chapter 9: Learning and intelligence

    Forms of learning

    Social learning

    Intelligence

    Chapter 10: Childhood and adolescence

    Childhood

    Adolescence

    Chapter 11: Adulthood, retirement and ageing

    Adulthood

    Retirement

    Ageing

    Chapter 12: Working life

    Why do people work?

    Human resource management

    Organizational culture

    Chapter 13: Leisure

    Watching TV

    Computer games

    Sport psychology

    Chapter 14: Education and health

    The psychology of teaching and learning

    Counselling and therapy

    Health psychology

    Chapter 15: Living in the world

    Proxemics and privacy

    Sources of environmental stress

    Disasters and accidents

    Chapter 16: Developing psychological understanding

    What do psychologists do?

    Developing psychological knowledge

    Conducting psychological research

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    Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

    Not got much time?

    One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

    Author insights

    Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

    Test yourself

    Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

    Extend your knowledge

    Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

    Five things to remember

    Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

    Try this

    Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Teach Yourself
    • Publication Year
      • 2010
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Nicky Hayes
    Series & Set Details
    • Series Name
      • Teach Yourself Social Science
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 1.06 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.72 Inches (US)
    • Weight
      • 314.0 Grams
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