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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 ...

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Introduction

Psychology asks the big questions, and among the biggest are questions about why people think, feel and behave in the way that they do. How did we come to look like this, be like this and behave like this? One part of the answer comes from our understanding of evolution and genetics. From single-celled swamp organisms we have evolved into the complex creatures we are today. In this chapter we will consider how this development has taken place, what effect our ancestry has on us ...

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