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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 ...

Thinking and Problem Solving
Thinking and problem solving
Lead author GaryJones
Introduction

Two children were sat in front of me on the bus the other day. It was a cold and rainy day and the two boys noticed that the inside windows of the bus were full of condensation. One boy said to the other, ‘These windows are wet because it's wet outside’. The other, noticing that blowing on the window caused further condensation, said, ‘No, it's because my breath is wet!’ (while quickly drawing a smiley face in the condensation, naturally). In a sense, both of them were correct: condensation in this instance is caused because ...

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