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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 12 results in Critical Concepts in Psychology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Memory

    Edited by Jackie Andrade

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    The term ‘memory’ encompasses our recollections of past experiences, our ability to keep track of what is happening from moment to moment, our stored knowledge, including knowledge of words and their meanings, our habits, our recognition of objects and faces, and our ability to remember to do...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Psychology Press

  9. Cognitive Development

    Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Edited by Usha Goswami

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Cognitive Development is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology. Edited by Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, this four-volume collection brings together the essential scholarship covering cognitive...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Psychology Press

  10. Psycholinguistics

    Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Edited by Gerry Altmann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    These volumes reprint articles from a variety of international journals, book chapters and key technical reports, to take a broad look at how the field has developed from the turn of theTwentieth Century through to the turn of the twenty-first.Since the 1960s, there has been a boom in research on...

    Published March 27th 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender and Psychology
    Edited by Vivien Burr
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  2. Forensic Psychology
    Edited by Jennifer M. Brown
    To Be Published November 9th 2014
  3. Intercultural Communication, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Richard J. Crisp
    To Be Published January 27th 2015

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