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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 Think and Make Sense of the World: Cognitive Psychology
How we think and make sense of the world: Cognitive psychology

Our senses are bombarded with information and we do something very special with it: we use it to create our perceptions of the world. There is a big gap between what we sense and what we perceive and that gap is what cognitive psychology is most interested in. We study how we see the world, how we store and recall information, how we communicate and how we think.

It is commonly reported that the first psychology laboratory was set up by Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920) in Leipzig, Germany in 1879. Wundt's view was that psychology is the study of immediate experience – which does not ...

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