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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 ...

Self
Self
Lead authors JillArnold and BrendanGough
Introduction

Who am I and how do I know who I am? When challenged to say who we are we commonly reply with our name and a list of categories of things we do and places we go. Awareness of ourselves as individuals, the notion of a ‘self’, is something that most people believe differentiates us from other animals. Over the years, psychologists have proposed numerous explanations of what the self is and numerous techniques to investigate and ...

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