Theoretical Approaches in Psychology

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 224 pages
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Psychologists use a range of principles and theories, all of which view the person and the study of the person in very different ways. Theoretical Approaches in Psychology introduces and outlines the six main approaches and considers how each has helped psychologists understand human behaviour, thought and feeling.

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school, college or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries and summaries of key research
  • Glossary and further reading
  • Progress and review exercises.
 

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Contents

Behavioural psychology
11
Figures
14
Psychodynamic psychology
31
the patient on a couch and the therapist sitting behind
52
Humanistic psychology
59
Cognitive psychology
77
Cognitivedevelopmental psychology
99
6J The three mountains task
103
genetic influences
145
Molecular genetics and cognitive abilities 51
151
does behavioural genetics pose
159
Evolutionary theory
177
Study aids
189
Glossary
197
References
205
Index
219

Social psychology
121

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Matt Jarvis is Senior Teaching Psychologist at Totton College and Totton Sport Academy. His previous publications include Sport Psychology, also in this series.

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