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  1. Psychology and 'Human Nature'

    By Peter Ashworth

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Psychology and 'Human Nature' problematizes what psychology usually takes for granted - the meaning of the psyche or 'human nature'. Peter Ashworth provides a coherent account of many of the major schools of thought in psychology and its related disciplines, including: sociobiology and evolutionary...

    Published September 14th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Stereotypes, Cognition and Culture

    By Dr Perry R Hinton

    Series: Psychology Focus

    What are stereotypes and why do we use them? Are all stereotypes bad? Can we stop people from using them? Questions such as these have fascinated social psychologists for many years.Perry Hinton provides an accessible introduction to this key area, giving a critical and concise overview of the...

    Published June 15th 2000 by Psychology Press

  3. Stress, Cognition and Health

    By Tony Cassidy

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Stress Cognition and Health examines the key issues in the psychology of stress and health, bringing together a wide range of material generally not found in a single text. It looks at how the external world makes demands upon individuals - potentially causes of stress - while at the same time...

    Published May 20th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Stress, Cognition and Health

    By Tony Cassidy

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Stress Cognition and Health examines the key issues in the psychology of stress and health, bringing together a wide range of material generally not found in a single text. It looks at how the external world makes demands upon individuals - potentially causes of stress - while at the same time...

    Published May 20th 1999 by Routledge

  5. Types of Thinking

    By S. Ian Robertson

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Types of Thinking provides a basic grounding in the psychology of thinking for undergraduate students with little previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. This clear, well-structured overview explores the practical aspects and applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical and...

    Published April 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  6. Intelligence and Abilities

    By Colin Cooper

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Research into abilities is one of the great success stories of psychology. Ability tests are widely used and there is continued interest in the origins of abilites (enes or environment?) and their links to social phenomena such as crime and welfare dependecy. Intelligence and Abilities explains...

    Published April 1st 1999 by Routledge

  7. The Psychobiology of Human Motivation

    By Hugh Wagner

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Why is one person motivated to create a business empire whilst another is inspired to produce a beautiful work of art? Why do some people prefer a quiet life?The Psychobiology of Human Motivation explores what directs our behaviour, from basic physiological needs like hunger and thirst to more...

    Published February 18th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Personality

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Jo Brunas-Wagstaff

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Are individual differences best explained in terms of nature (biology/genetics) or nurture (upbringing)? Do we have 'free will'? Is personality a result of differences in cognition or differences in temperament? Personality: A Cognitive Approach touches on a number of controversies in academic...

    Published May 7th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Friendship in Childhood and Adolescence

    By Phil Erwin

    Series: Psychology Focus

    Friendships are crucial to children's well-being and happiness and lay important foundations upon which later relationships in adolescence and adulthood are built. This clear, well-structured overview of the nature and significance of children's and adolescents' friendships examines issues such as...

    Published April 2nd 1998 by Routledge

  10. Jobs, Technology and People

    By Nik Chmiel

    Series: Psychology Focus

    This book focuses on psychological issues related to technology and work. Topics are set within areas of occupational psychology that include job and task design, training, selection, assessment and motivation, workload analysis, environmental and personal influences on mental processing, safety at...

    Published April 2nd 1998 by Routledge