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Critical Concepts in Psychology

The titles in this Psychology Press Major Works series are authoritative and comprehensive guides to key concepts in—and subdisciplines of—psychology. Edited by leading experts in the field, they bring together cutting-edge literature, collected from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions, thorough indexes, and other scholarly apparatus, Psychology Press Major Works are essential works of reference, valued by scholars and students.

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1-10 of 15 results in Critical Concepts in Psychology
  1. Intercultural Communication

    Edited by Richard J. Crisp

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    In our age of globalization and mass migration (where, for example, it is estimated that over twelve per cent of its current population was born outside the USA), the importance of successful communication between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds has never been greater. As...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Forensic Psychology

    Edited by Jennifer M. Brown

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    In recent decades, the remit of forensic psychology has considerably widened. From an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts, its scope now spreads across the whole span of civil and criminal justice. Forensic psychologists are now intimately involved with suspects, offenders,...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Psychology

    Edited by Vivien Burr

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Nearly forty years after the passage of the Sex Discrimination and the Equal Pay Acts in the UK, and after similar legislative and judicial interventions in other jurisdictions around the world, women and men are still – by and large – following traditionally gendered educational and work careers....

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Social Psychology

    Edited by Richard J. Crisp

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Gordon W. Allport, one of social psychology’s founding fathers, described the subdiscipline as ‘an attempt to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others’. From pioneering studies in the 1940s and...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Happiness and Well-being

    Edited by Felicia A. Huppert, P. Alex Linley

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Questions about the meaning, purpose, and pursuit of happiness and well-being have been addressed by thinkers since ancient times but over the past decade or so there has been a tremendous upsurge of scholarly interest in the subject. This renewed interest has come from a variety of academic...

    Published March 10th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Critical Psychology

    Edited by Ian Parker

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Critical psychology has emerged as a vibrant site of research and reflection on the assumptions and practices of its host discipline. As serious scholarship flourishes in the area as never before, this new collection from the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, meets the...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Psychology of Ageing

    Edited by Patrick Rabbitt

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Cognitive and biological ageing has become a fast-growing and dynamic area of study and research, and the scale of this acceleration in growth makes this new four-volume collection in the Psychology Press Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, especially timely. A primary question is...

    Published July 29th 2009 by Psychology Press

  8. Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Jamie Ward

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Standing at the junction of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, cognitive neuroscience seeks to provide brain-based accounts of mental functions such as language, memory, perception, action, emotions, and decision-making. Its emergence as a coherent discipline came about relatively recently...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Social and Emotional Development

    Edited by William M. Bukowski, Brett Laursen, Kenneth H. Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Social and Emotional Development, a new four-volume collection from Psychology Press, brings together the most influential and fundamental research in the area, providing readers with a vital overview of the basic theory and the empirical database regarding social and emotional development. The...

    Published August 28th 2008 by Psychology Press

  10. Organizational Psychology

    Critical Concepts in Psychology (4 vols)

    Edited by Jo Silvester

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge is a Major Work which brings together both canonical and the very best cutting-edge thinking in organizational psychology. Organizational psychology is a broad field which has natural overlaps with other research areas such as organizational studies,...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. O'Connor & O'Connor: Health Psychology, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Daryl O'Connor, Rory O'Connor
    To Be Published October 15th 2015

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