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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 ...

How We Interact with Each other: Social Psychology
How we interact with each other: Social psychology

Social psychology is about the phenomena of social behaviour. It attracts a lot of attention because it is about the events and processes that make up our daily lives. It looks at our feelings, our thoughts and our behaviour, and tries to describe and explain aspects of the human condition such as love and hate, happiness and sadness, pride and prejudice, comedy and tragedy. More than any other field of psychology, it is directly about me and you.

We live in a world that is awash with psychological analysis. We are looking to explain why someone is a good contestant on ‘Big Brother’ or a good prime minister, and we ...

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