Theoretical Approaches in Psychology
By Matt Jarvis
Routledge – 2000 – 240 pages
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology
Psychologists use a range of principles and theories, all of which view the person and the study of the person in very different ways. Theoretical Approaches in Psychology introduces and outlines the six main approaches and considers how each has helped psychologists understand human behaviour, thought and feeling.
The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.
Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school, college or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique:
"Each approach is so well covered that you really get a feel for each of them. The use of up-to-date references shows how psychology is at the cutting edge of science and social issues." - David Putwain, Abbey Independent College, Manchester, UK
Introduction Behavioural Psychology. Psychodynamic Psychology. Humanistic Psychology. Cognitive Psychology. Cognitive-developmental Psychology. Social Psychology. Biological Psychology 1: Genetic Influence on Behaviour. Biological Approaches 2: Neurophysiology. Study Aids. Glossary. References. Index
Matt Jarvis is Senior Teaching Psychologist at Totton College and Totton Sport Academy. His previous publications include Sport Psychology, also in this series.