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1st Edition

Theoretical Approaches in Psychology

ISBN 9780415191081
Published August 23, 2000 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

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:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries and summaries of key research
  • Glossary and further reading
  • Progress and review exercises.

Table of Contents

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

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Matt Jarvis is Senior Teaching Psychologist at Totton College and Totton Sport Academy. His previous publications include Sport Psychology, also in this series.


"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