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Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is: stylish and presented in full colorhas an abundance of learning features to ...

What We Know about Human Beings: The Foundations of Psychology
What we know about human beings: The foundations of psychology

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

Isaac Newton, 1676

Human beings are remarkable creatures. Most remarkable is our ability and almost obsession to pass our knowledge on from one generation to another. We have studied our world and recorded the data for thousands of years and from this study we know a lot about the world and also about ourselves.

Modern psychology is commonly dated to the middle of the nineteenth century but our interest in who and what we are dates back to early civilisations. There are writings from ancient Egypt, China, India and Greece that speculate on what ...

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