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Psychology Focus

Series Editor: Perry Hinton

The Psychology Focus Series, edited by Perry Hinton of Thames Valley University, provides students with a new focus on key topic areas in psychology.

It supports students taking modules in psychology, whether for a psychology degree or a combined programme, and those renewing their qualifications in a related discipline.

Each short book:

  • presents clear, in-depth coverage of a discrete area with many applied examples
  • assumes no prior knowledge of psychology
  • has been written by an experienced teacher
  • has chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary of terms

New and Published Books

1-10 of 22 results in Psychology Focus
  1. Psychology and Culture

    Thinking, Feeling and Behaving in a Global Context

    By Lisa Vaughn

    Series: Psychology Focus

    With increasing globalization, countries face social, linguistic, religious and other cultural changes that can lead to misunderstandings in a variety of settings. These changes can have broader implications across the world, leading to changing dynamics in identity, gender, relationships, family,...

    Published February 26th 2010 by Psychology Press

  2. Introducing Neuropsychology

    2nd Edition

    By John Stirling, Rebecca Elliott

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Introducing Neuropsychology, Second Edition investigates the functions of the brain and explores the relationships between brain systems and human behaviour. The material is presented in a jargon-free, easy to understand manner and aims to guide students new to the field through current areas of...

    Published June 20th 2008 by Psychology Press

  3. Introducing Cognitive Development

    By Laura Taylor

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Interest in cognitive development has been resurgent in recent years as a result of continuing improvements in technology and the new methods of research these enable. Introducing Cognitive Development brings a new focus and clarity to this theoretically complex area. Using numerous illustrations...

    Published October 6th 2005 by Psychology Press

  4. Attention, Perception and Memory

    An Integrated Introduction

    By Elizabeth Styles

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Although attention, perception and memory are identifiable components of the human cognitive system, this book argues that for a complete understanding of any of them it is necessary to appreciate the way they interact and depend on one another. Using close examination of experiments, studies of...

    Published February 10th 2005 by Psychology Press

  5. Attention

    A Neuropsychological Approach

    By Antony Ward

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Attention: A Neuropsychological Approach provides a fascinating overview of the neuropsychological aspects of attention, revealing how we select our information, divide our attention and control our focus of interest. Through fully integrating cognitive neuropsychological perspectives on attention,...

    Published November 11th 2004 by Psychology Press

  6. The Social Psychology of Behaviour in Small Groups

    By Donald C. Pennington

    Series: Psychology Focus

    The Social Psychology of Behaviour in Small Groups covers theories of group behaviour and their application in organizational psychology. Topics include the structure and formation of groups and the roles that individuals play within groups, as well as more applied areas such as co-operation and...

    Published March 7th 2002 by Routledge

  7. The Person in Social Psychology

    By Vivien Burr

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Traditional social psychology assumes that the person has an already-existing nature that then becomes subject to the influence of the social environment. The Person in Social Psychology challenges this model, drawing on theories from micro-sociology and contemporary European social psychology to...

    Published February 14th 2002 by Psychology Press

  8. Introducing Neuropsychology

    By John Stirling

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Introducing Neuropsychology investigates the functions of the brain and explores the relationships between brain systems and human behaviour. It draws on both established findings and cutting edge research. The material is presented in a jargon-free, easy to understand manner and aims to guide...

    Published December 20th 2001 by Psychology Press

  9. Attitudes and Persuasion

    By Philip Erwin

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Attitudes and Persuasion provides an up-to-date overview of the crucial role that attitudes play in our everyday lives and how our thoughts and behaviour are influenced. The nature, function and origins of attitudes are examined, and a review of how they can be measured is given. The book addresses...

    Published August 16th 2001 by Psychology Press

  10. Abnormal Psychology

    By Alan Carr

    Series: Psychology Focus

    This book presents a clear and in-depth account of abnormal psychology. It focuses on both clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies at the beginning of each section, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment....

    Published March 15th 2001 by Psychology Press

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