What is Psychology?

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415169011

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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This clear and lively introduction to psychology assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Extensively revised and updated, this third edition describes psychology as it is taught at universitues. Examples are used throughout to illustrate fundamental ideas, with a self-assessment quiz focusing readers' minds on a number of intriguing psychological problems. The differences betwen psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis are explained, and the professions and careers associated with psychology are explored. Suggestions for further reading and useful internet sites are included.

What is Psychology?

Author: Andrew Colman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317724992

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This clear and lively introduction to psychology assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Extensively revised and updated, this third edition describes psychology as it is taught at universitues. Examples are used throughout to illustrate fundamental ideas, with a self-assessment quiz focusing readers' minds on a number of intriguing psychological problems. The differences betwen psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis are explained, and the professions and careers associated with psychology are explored. Suggestions for further reading and useful internet sites are included.

What is Psychology?

Author: Ellen Pastorino,Susann Doyle-Portillo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111343667

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

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Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo are dedicated, award-winning psychology professors with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching psychology. Praised in previous editions for fostering students’ curiosity, WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? Third Edition, extends the authors’ successful and engaging approach to teaching the introductory psychology course. Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo have found that when students are curious they are motivated to explore and truly learn how psychological concepts are connected. This text unlocks students’ curiosity by capturing their interest and motivating them to make connections between memorable personal stories, applications to their own lives, and psychological concepts that they will use and retain in and out of the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Psychology

Author: Lionel Nicholas

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919895024

Category: Psychology

Page: 414

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Presents an overview of the latest information on various topics in psychology, such as cognition, motivation, learning, memory, and abnormal psychology.


Psychology of Media in Europe

The State of the Art — Perspectives for the Future

Author: Peter Winterhoff-Spurk

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322942511

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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Die europäische Medienlandschaft ändert sich gegenwärtig durch die Verfügbarkeit neuer Technologien und durch veränderte politische Rahmenbedingungen - wie z. B. die Zulassung privatwirtschaftlicher Sender - in einem schnellen Tempo, das durch die bevorstehende europäische Einigung noch zusätzlich forciert wird. Damit kommen auf die Medienwissenschaft wie auch auf die Medienpsychologie neue Fragestellungen und Anforderungen zu, die von Medienforschern und -praktikern aus zehn europäischen Ländern in diesem in englischer Sprache verfaßten Band aufgezeigt und erörtert werden.

New Horizons in Media Psychology

Research Cooperation and Projects in Europe

Author: Peter Winterhoff-Spurk,Tom H. A. van der Voort

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663108996

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Technische und ökonomische Entwicklungen im Medienbereich setzen sich über nationale Grenzen hinweg durch, gelegentlich gilt dies auch für Medieninhalte und -formate. Die europäische Medienforschung im allgemeinen und damit auch die Medienpsychologie entwickelt sich bis heute jedoch zumeist noch im nationalen Rahmen. Erste Schritte zur Überwindung dieser unbefriedigenden Lage werden seit einigen Jahren von namhaften Medienpsychologen aus zahlreichen Ländern unternommen. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge vermitteln dem Leser ein repräsentatives Bild von vielversprechenden Kooperationsmöglichkeiten wie auch von bereits bestehenden Kooperationsabsichten und gewähren ihm zugleich einen Einblick in den interessanten, wenngleich langwierigen Prozeß der europäischen Integration im Bereich der Medienforschung. Technical and economical developments in the media spread increasingly beyond national borders. Occasionally this also applies to the contents and formats of media. Yet research in general and also in the field of media psychology is done on an entirely national scale. Results, methods and theories of research in Europe are very often acknowledged only when they are published in American journals. In the present volume, well-known media psychologists from several European countries discuss new perspectives and schemes for cooperation on subjects such as content analysis, parasocial interaction with TV characters, television and language, and the impact of TV broadcasts on the audience, thus preparing the ground for further integration in the research of media in Europe.

Das Psychologie-Buch

Author: Catherine Collin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831022090

Category:

Page: 352

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Der Band bietet eine leicht zugängliche, umfassende vielseitige Einführung in die Geschichte der Psychologie und ihre wichtigsten Vertreter.


Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Michael W. Eysenck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780863774751

Category: Reference

Page: 979

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This text provides a detailed account of psychology. Most topics are dealt with in terms of theory, evidence, and evaluation. The book features key research studies, case studies, research activities, and personal reflections.

Psychology: Concepts and Applications

Author: Jeffrey S. Nevid

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111835497

Category: Education

Page: 768

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PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Fourth Edition, offers a concept-based approach supported by a unique pedagogical framework. Author Jeff Nevid provides a broad view of psychology that includes history, major theories, research methods, and important research findings as well as applications of contemporary research to the problems and challenges faced in everyday life. Nevid developed the effective teaching devices in this text based on a comprehensive system derived from research on learning and memory as well as his own research on textbook pedagogy. The text's successful modular format organizes each chapter into manageable instructional units that help students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. The material also incorporates four goals that Nevid refers to as the Four E's of Effective Learning: Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. In the Fourth Edition, Nevid employs a new IDEA Model of Course Assessment--unique to this text--which maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. Executed throughout each chapter, the model presents learning objectives that are expressed in the form of active learning verbs, and linked to measurable learning outcomes. The model is integrated with the test-item file, making it easy for instructors to select items measuring these particular outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychology Gets in the Game

Sport, Mind, and Behavior, 1880-1960

Author: Christopher D. Green,Ludy T. Benjamin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080322673X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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"Although sport psychology did not fully mature as a recognized discipline until the 1960s, pioneering psychologists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, making greater use of empirical research methodologies, sought to understand mental factors that affect athletic performance. Though the psychologists behind the studies described here worked independently of one another and charted their own distinct courses of inquiry, their works, taken together, provided the corpus of precedents and foundations on which the modern field of sport psychology was built. The essays collected in this volume tell the stories not only of these psychologists and their subjects but of the social and academic context that surrounded them, shaping and being shaped by their ideas"--Provided by publisher.

The Psychology of Sex Differences

Author: Eleanor E. Maccoby,Carol Nagy Jacklin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804709743

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Lijvig en bijzonder goed gedocumenteerd werk over de verschillen tussen de seksen, wat betreft psychologisch functioneren. Met name bepaalde intellectuele capaciteiten en sociale gedragingen, waarvan algemeen wordt aangenomen dat ze verschillend zijn voor mannen en vrouwen, worden onder de loep genomen. De auteurs willen immers een onderscheid maken tussen enerzijds de meningen over sekseverschillen die een soliede feitenbasis hebben en anderzijds deze die louter gebaseerd zijn op veronderstellingen. Het boek doorprikt enkele mythen en geeft ook de sociale implicaties van deze 'ontmaskering' aan. In verband met onderwijs, is vooral het hoofdstuk over intellectuele capaciteiten en cognitieve stijlen van belang (p. 63-134).

A Dictionary of Psychology

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199657688

Category: Psychology

Page: 883

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Including more than 11,000 definitions, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions. More than 100 illustrations complement the text. This fourth edition has incorporated a large number of significant revisions and additions, many in response to the 2013 publication of the American Psychiatric Association's latest edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, bringing the Dictionary fully up to date with the most recent literature of the subject. In addition to the alphabetical entries, the dictionary also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.

The Practice of Psychology

The Battle for Professionalism

Author: Rogers Wright,Nicholas A. Cummings

Publisher: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers

ISBN: 9781891944734

Category: Medical

Page: 303

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The impressive list of contributors to this volume constitutes a virtual 'who's who' of professional psychology. This volume is an invaluable resource for the practitioner who wishes to understand the context for psychological practice, and for the graduate student who is learning about professional issues in psychology.

Handbook of Social Psychology

Author: Susan T. Fiske,Daniel T. Gilbert,Gardner Lindzey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470137495

Category: Psychology

Page: 1582

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Collects entries that discuss topics in the field of social psychology.

The Dictionary of Psychology

Author: Raymond J. Corsini

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913284

Category: Psychology

Page: 1156

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With more than three times as many defined entries, biographies, illustrations, and appendices than any other dictionary of psychology ever printed in the English language, Raymond Corsini's Dictionary of Psychology is indeed a landmark resource. The most comprehensive, up-to-date reference of its kind, the Dictionary also maintains a user-friendliness throughout. This combination ensures that it will serve as the definitive work for years to come. With a clear and functional design, and highly readable style, the Dictionary offers over 30,000 entries (including interdisciplinary terms and contemporary slang), more than 125 illustrations, as well as extensive cross-referencing of entries. Ten supportive appendices, such as the Greek Alphabet, Medical Prescription Terms, and biographies of more than 1,000 deceased contributors to psychology, further augment the Dictionary's usefulness. Over 100 psychologists as well as numerous physicians participated as consulting editors, and a dozen specialist consulting editors reviewed the material. Dr. Alan Auerbach, the American Psychological Association's de facto dictionary expert, served as the senior consulting editor. As a final check for comprehensiveness and accuracy, independent review editors were employed to re-examine, re-review, and re-approve every entry.

Handbook of Personality Psychology

Author: Robert Hogan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780121346454

Category: Psychology

Page: 987

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This comprehensive reference work on personality psychology discusses the development and measurement of personality, biological and social determinants, dynamic personality processes, the personality's relation to the self, and personality in relation to applied psychology. Each chapter provides a concise summary of the subject. Topics include such areas as: the nature of personality psychology; the Five Factor model; individual differences; stability of personality; evolutionary foundations of personality; cross-cultural perspectives; emotion; psychological defences; and the connection between personality and health.

Psychology and Deterrence

Author: Robert Jervis,Richard Ned Lebow,Janice Gross Stein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801838422

Category: History

Page: 288

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Now available in paperback, Psychology and Deterrence reveals deterrence strategy's hidden and generally simplistic assumptions about the nature of power and aggression, threat and response, and calculation and behavior in the international arena.