Theoretical Approaches in Psychology

By Matt Jarvis

© 2000 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short 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.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General