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Debates in Psychology

By Andy Bell

Routledge – 2002 – 184 pages

Series: Routledge Modular Psychology

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    978-0-415-19269-9
    August 29th 2002
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    August 28th 2002

Description

Debates in Psychology tackles some of the major issues and controversies within the field of psychology. The book includes a discussion of the major debates in psychology prescribed by the AQA Specification A-Level syllabus, such as free will and determinism, whether or not psychology can (or indeed should) be a science, reductionism, and the nature-nurture debate. Additionally, the 'mind-body question' is examined as an example of reductionism in psychology. A chapter on behaviourism is also included in order to draw together the debates covered throughout the book.

Each topic covered in Debates in Psychology is presented in a highly readable and accessible manner. The book will be invaluable for students wishing to gain a greater understanding of this exciting area.

Reviews

"The book offers a valuable insight into the topic of debates. It explains key concepts clearly and provides useful relevant examples. Students who read the book should feel confident about attacking examination questions." -Neil Dagnall, Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Author Bio

Andy Bell is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Name: Debates in Psychology (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Andy Bell. Debates in Psychology tackles some of the major issues and controversies within the field of psychology. The book includes a discussion of the major debates in psychology prescribed by the AQA Specification A-Level syllabus, such as free will and...
Categories: Introductory Psychology, Introductory Psychology - undergraduate, Philosophy of Psychology