The titles in this Psychology Press Major Works series are authoritative and comprehensive guides to key concepts in—and subdisciplines of—psychology. Edited by leading experts in the field, they bring together cutting-edge literature, collected from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions, thorough indexes, and other scholarly apparatus, Psychology Press Major Works are essential works of reference, valued by scholars and students.
The Psychology of Attention
By Philip Winn, Madeleine Grealy
August 27, 2019
The fascinating and rapidly growing field of biological psychology—also widely known as biopsychology, behavioural neuroscience, or psychobiology—is concerned with the relationship between brain and behaviour. Broadly speaking, biological psychologists seek to understand dizzyingly difficult ...
By Max Velmans
April 30, 2018
What is the nature of subjectivity, intersubjectivity, and objectivity? And what is the relation of brain studies to individual experience? How can we avoid the mysteries of dualism and the implausibilities of reductionism? How do Eastern and Western conceptions of mind, consciousness, and self ...
By Daryl O'Connor, Rory O'Connor
September 29, 2017
In today’s sick world, the application of psychological research and methods to issues about and around health could not be more important. Health psychologists pursue ambitious goals, including: the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; the improvement of ...
By David L. Sam, John W Berry
August 11, 2017
The consequences of globalization and mass migration are such that, it has been estimated, over 200 million people are living in countries other than where they were born. And as formerly homogeneous societies evolve into multicultural entities with traditional social and geographic boundaries ...
By Chris Code
February 09, 2017
Aphasia—from the Greek aphatos (‘speechless’)—describes impairments and disabilities in the use of language arising from, for example, strokes, trauma, tumours, surgery, or progressive brain deterioration. It includes problems with the expression and comprehension of language in speech, reading, ...
By Michael I Posner
November 25, 2016
Attention has long been recognized as a central topic in human psychology. And, in an increasingly ‘connected’ world, understanding our attentional networks—in particular, their role in the selection of information, the maintenance of alertness and self-control, and the management of emotions—is, ...
By Richard J. Crisp
February 06, 2015
In our age of globalization and mass migration (where, for example, it is estimated that over twelve per cent of its current population was born outside the USA), the importance of successful communication between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds has never been greater. As ...
By Jennifer M. Brown
November 12, 2014
In recent decades, the remit of forensic psychology has considerably widened. From an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts, its scope now spreads across the whole span of civil and criminal justice. Forensic psychologists are now intimately involved with suspects, offenders, ...
By Vivien Burr
October 02, 2014
Nearly forty years after the passage of the Sex Discrimination and the Equal Pay Acts in the UK, and after similar legislative and judicial interventions in other jurisdictions around the world, women and men are still – by and large – following traditionally gendered educational and work careers. ...
By Richard J. Crisp
July 12, 2011
Gordon W. Allport, one of social psychology’s founding fathers, described the subdiscipline as ‘an attempt to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others’. From pioneering studies in the 1940s and...
By Felicia A. Huppert, P. Alex Linley
April 20, 2011
Questions about the meaning, purpose, and pursuit of happiness and well-being have been addressed by thinkers since ancient times but over the past decade or so there has been a tremendous upsurge of scholarly interest in the subject. This renewed interest has come from a variety of academic ...
By Ian Parker
April 05, 2011
Critical psychology has emerged as a vibrant site of research and reflection on the assumptions and practices of its host discipline. As serious scholarship flourishes in the area as never before, this new collection from the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, meets the ...