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Essential Behaviour Analysis

1st Edition

By Julian Leslie


240 pages

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Since the so-called 'cognitive revolution' in psychology in the 1960s, it has often been said that 'behaviourism is dead'. This book demonstrates why this is not the case and how the behavioural approach has continued to flourish.

Leslie begins by summarising the behavioural approach to psychology and shows how it differs from other contemporary and cognitive approaches. The basic principles of the discipline are outlined and linked to major areas of interest and importance, such as behavioural neuroscience, resolution of human behavioural problems, and human language and cognition.

Behaviour analysis is thus shown to contribute to our developing understanding of the relationship between brain systems and psychological problems, to provide an effective and scientifically based approach to human behavioural problems and to deal with topics central to modern psychology.

Table of Contents

Opening statement
An introduction to behaviour analysis
Basic principles of behaviour analysis
Further principles of behaviour analysis
Behavioural neuroscience
Applied behaviour analysis
Language and cognition
Further reading
Author index
Subject index.

About the Series

Essential Psychology

The Essential Psychology series bridges the gap between simple introductory texts aimed at pre-university students and higher level textbooks for advanced undergraduates.  Each volume in the series provides concise, up-to-date descriptions of the major areas of psychology for first year undergraduates and students taking psychology as a supplement to courses in other disciplines.  The authors are acknowledged experts in the field and explain the basics carefully and engagingly but without the over-simplification often found in introductory textbooks.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology