ISBN 9780070700611,Approaches To Psychology

Approaches To Psychology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070700611

ISBN-10 0070700613


Edition 5th
Number of Pages 614 Pages
Language (English)


Approaches to Psychology provides a contemporary, accessible and coherent introduction to the field of psychology, from its origins to the present, and shows the contribution of psychology in understanding human behaviour and experience. The book introduces students to the five core conceptual frameworks (or approaches) to psychology: biological, behaviourist, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic. The methods, theories and assumptions of each approach are explored so that the reader builds an understanding of psychology as it applies to human development, social and abnormal behaviour. Salient Features Key Thinker boxes give a brief overview of the work of a notable psychologist and their key contributions Putting it all Together discussions at the end of chapters encourage critical thinking by illustrating that there may be no definitive right or wrong answer to a problem A review of key research methods provides students with the tools to conduct their own research Superb pedagogy aids learning through discussion points and queries, chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, further reading suggestions, a glossary and bibliography TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Behaviour and Psychology Chapter 2. The Biological Approach Chapter 3.The Behaviourist Approach Chapter 4. The Cognitive Approach Chapter 5. The Psychodynamic Approach Chapter 6. The Humanist Approach Chapter 7. Perspectives on Development Chapter 8 Perspectives on Social Behaviour Chapter 9. Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour Chapter 10. Psychology in Perspective Appendix. Research Methods and Statistics Glossary References