Debates in Psychology
By Andy Bell
Routledge – 2002 – 184 pages
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology
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.
"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
Andy Bell is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University