Routledge Modular Psychology

Series Editors: Cara Flanagan, Philip Banyard

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
  • Adulthood

    By Evie Bentley

    Adulthood is an accessible text which deals with the vital area of adult psychological development. It combines detailed accounts of the main theories and evidence on the psychology of adulthood with thorough discussion and commentary, presented in a concise and friendly form. The book's approach…

    Paperback – 2007-01-15
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  • Ethical Issues and Guidelines in Psychology

    By Philip Banyard, Cara Flanagan

    How do we know right from wrong, good from bad, help from hindrance, and how can we judge the behavior of others? Ethics are the rules and guidelines that we use to make such judgements. Often there are no clear answers, which make this subject both interesting and potentially frustrating. In…

    Paperback – 2006-01-19
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  • Cognitive Development

    By Lisa Oakley

    Cognitive Development provides a detailed and accessible account of three main areas: theories of cognitive development, the development of measured intelligence and the development of moral understanding. The theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Eisenburg and Bruner are discussed. The book is suitable…

    Paperback – 2004-09-02
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  • Motivation and Emotion

    By Philip Gorman

    Motivation and Emotion provides an explanation of emotional experience and aspects of human behaviour using psychological, physiological and alternative approaches. The brain mechanisms that govern motivations are discussed and questions such as 'Why don't we eat ourselves to death?' and 'How do we…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
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  • Language and Thought

    By Nick Lund

    This book fulfils the need for a clear overview of this area of cognitive psychology which encompasses both language and thought. Focusing on goal directed thinking and decision making, Nick Lund looks at the relationship between our grasp of language and our problem solving abilities. Different…

    Paperback – 2003-07-03
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  • Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour

    By David Clarke

    Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour describes the nature and causes of pro-social and anti-social behaviour. It is an introductory level text aimed at students new to this area of Social Psychology. Topics covered include social psychological theories of aggression, altruism and bystander…

    Paperback – 2003-07-03
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  • Debates in Psychology

    By Andy Bell

    Debates in Psychology tackles some of the major issues and controversies within the field of psychology. The book includes a discussion of the major debates in psychology prescribed by the AQA Specification A-Level syllabus, such as free will and determinism, whether or not psychology can (or…

    Paperback – 2002-08-29
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  • Animal Cognition

    By Nick Lund

    Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains chapters on animal navigation (including homing behaviour and migration), animal…

    Paperback – 2002-04-25
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  • Determinants of Animal Behaviour

    By Jo Anne Cartwright

    Are animals intelligent? How do they learn to solve everyday survival problems? Can they be intentionally deceptive? The investigation of animal behaviour is an important and fascinating aspect of comparative psychology. Determinants of Animal Behaviour thoroughly covers the section on determinants…

    Paperback – 2002-04-04
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  • Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

    By Susan Cave

    How is psychological abnormality recognised? How many different mental disorders are there, and what are their characteristics? Although there are established guidelines for clinicians working in this area, these have been subject to many criticisms. Exploring how views on this subject have changed…

    Hardback – 2002-03-21
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  • Psychology and Crime

    By David Putwain, Aidan Sammons

    What does a Criminological Psychologist do? The popular image is that of a latter-day Sherlock Holmes helping the police to solve crimes and mysteries, but the reality is much more complex. Psychology and Crime is a new introduction to the topic of Criminological Psychology that helps dispel these…

    Paperback – 2002-03-21
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  • Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality

    By Susan Cave

    How is psychological abnormality recognised? How many different mental disorders are there, and what are their characteristics? Although there are established guidelines for clinicians working in this area, these have been subject to many criticisms. Exploring how views on this subject have changed…

    Paperback – 2002-03-14
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  • Psychology and Education

    By Susan Bentham

    Psychology and Education provides a user-friendly introduction to educational psychology. The book covers psychological theories and their practical applications in education. Susan Bentham has written an ideal guide to this topic for students studying the OCR A-Level specification. The book will…

    Paperback – 2002-02-28
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  • Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour

    By John H. Cartwright

    In recent years, a new discipline has arisen that argues human behaviour can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour is an introductory level book covering evolutionary psychology, this new and controversial field. The book deals with three…

    Hardback – 2001-11-15
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  • Social and Personality Development

    By Tina Abbott

    Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the…

    Hardback – 2001-11-15
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  • Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour

    By John H. Cartwright

    In recent years, a new discipline has arisen that argues human behaviour can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour is an introductory level book covering evolutionary psychology, this new and controversial field. The book deals with three…

    Paperback – 2001-11-15
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  • Social and Personality Development

    By Tina Abbott

    Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the…

    Paperback – 2001-11-08
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  • Psychology and Work

    By Christine Hodson

    Psychology and Work provides a concise, user-friendly introduction to the field of occupational psychology. The book covers the main issues in the psychology of work and organizations. Topics discussed include the significance of work to the individual, the motivation to work, selection and…

    Paperback – 2001-10-18
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  • Attention and Pattern Recognition

    By Nick Lund, Nick Lund

    Whilst attention is a term commonly used in everyday life, for many years psychologists have struggled in their attempts to explain what it actually means. Attention and Pattern Recognition introduces the main psychological research on attention and the methods that have been used to study it. It…

    Paperback – 2001-04-26
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  • Social Cognition

    By Donald C. Pennington

    Social Cognition looks at the way in which humans interpret, analyse and remember information about the social world. Topics covered include: attribution, social schemas and social representations, prejudice and discrimination. Suitable for the AQA-A A2 and AQA-B AS level examintation, mnd students…

    Paperback – 2000-08-31
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  • Theoretical Approaches in Psychology

    By Matt Jarvis

    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,…

    Paperback – 2000-07-06
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  • Perception

    Theory, Development and Organisation

    By Paul Rookes, Jane Willson

    Paul Rookes and Jane Willson explain perception and perceptual processes in a way that almost anyone can understand. The study of perception, or how the brain processes information from the senses , has fascinated psychologists and philosophers for a long time. Perception takes the key research…

    Paperback – 2000-05-04
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  • Interpersonal Relationships

    By Diana Dwyer

    Interpersonal Relationships considers friendship and more intimate relationships including theories of why we need them, how they are formed, what we get out of them and the stages through which they go. Social and cultural variations are discussed as well as the effects of relationships on our…

    Paperback – 2000-03-09
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  • Health Psychology

    By Anthony Curtis

    This simple and concise introduction to the psychology of health is the perfect text for students new to the area. Topics covered include health policy and epidemiology, genetic factors in disease, the experience of illness as a patient, beliefs and attitudes, stress, pain and healthy lifestyles.…

    Paperback – 1999-12-16
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  • Cortical Functions

    By John Stirling

    Cortical Functions is a companion to Kevin Silber's series title, The Physiological Basis of Behaviour and concentrates on the cerebral cortex, its structure, connections, functions and dysfunctions. John Stirling includes clinical descriptions and case studies to illustrate various forms of…

    Paperback – 1999-09-23
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  • Awareness

    Biorhythms, Sleep and Dreaming

    By Evie Bentley

    An accessible description of sleep and dreaming and the daily and seasonal rhythms that our bodies are subject to.…

    Paperback – 1999-09-23
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  • Sport Psychology

    By Matt Jarvis

    Sport Psychology is an introductory account of the major psychological issues in sport today. Major theories and up-to-date research are covered in the areas of personality, attitudes to sport, aggression in sport, anxiety and stress, social influences, motivation, and skill acquisition. A wide…

    Paperback – 1999-09-02
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  • Early Socialisation

    Sociability and Attachment

    By Cara Flanagan

    Early Socialisation looks at sociability and attachment and how they relate to emotional and cognitive development. Topics covered include: bonding, attachment, deprivation, separation and privation, as well as enrichment. Social and cultural variations are considered, and theories of attachment…

    Hardback – 1999-08-05
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  • Early Socialisation

    Sociability and Attachment

    By Cara Flanagan

    Early Socialisation looks at sociability and attachment and how they relate to emotional and cognitive development. Topics covered include: bonding, attachment, deprivation, separation and privation, as well as enrichment. Social and cultural variations are considered, and theories of attachment…

    Paperback – 1999-08-05
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  • Social Influences

    By Kevin Wren

    Social Influences looks at how we perceive ourselves and others and how this can influence our behaviour. It includes stereotyping and prejudice, obedience and conformity, collective behaviour and leadership.…

    Paperback – 1999-08-05
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  • Introducing Research and Data in Psychology

    A Guide to Methods and Analysis

    By Ann Searle

    Introducing Research and Data in Psychology shows how research design and data analysis are attainable and useful skills. It introduces both experimental and non-experimental methods of research and the analysis of data using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The uses, interpretation and…

    Paperback – 1999-05-20
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  • Introducing Research and Data in Psychology

    A Guide to Methods and Analysis

    By Ann Searle

    Introducing Research and Data in Psychology shows how research design and data analysis are attainable and useful skills. It introduces both experimental and non-experimental methods of research and the analysis of data using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The uses, interpretation and…

    Hardback – 1999-05-13
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  • Memory and Forgetting

    By John Henderson

    An explanation of the main models of memory and the various approaches used in its study. This is followed by a study of the theories of forgetting and practical applications of memory research.…

    Paperback – 1999-05-06
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  • Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology

    By Sue Cave

    Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology is a simple introduction to the many psychological therapies in use today, including cognitive-behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches.…

    Hardback – 1999-04-08
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  • Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology

    By Sue Cave

    Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology is a simple introduction to the many psychological therapies in use today, including cognitive-behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches.…

    Paperback – 1999-04-08
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  • Psychopathology

    By John Stirling, Jonathan Hellewell

    Psychopathology is a psychologically based account of the major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety and mood disorders as well as eating disorders.…

    Hardback – 1999-04-01
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  • The Physiological Basis of Behaviour

    Neural and Hormonal Processes

    By Kevin Silber

    The Physiological Basis of Behaviour deals with the basic structures of the central nervous system, the techniques used in neuroscience and examnines how drugs affect the brain.…

    Hardback – 1999-04-01
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  • The Physiological Basis of Behaviour

    Neural and Hormonal Processes

    By Kevin Silber

    An introduction to the basic structures of the central nervous system, the techniques used in neuroscience and a short discussion of the affect of drugs on the brain.…

    Paperback – 1999-04-01
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  • Psychopathology

    By John D. Stirling, Jonathan S.E. Hellewell

    Psychopathology is a psychologically based account of the major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety and mood disorders as well as eating disorders.…

    Paperback – 1999-03-25
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  • Controversies in Psychology

    By Phil Banyard

    An introduction to the areas that have been studied in psychology that have excited controversy, including advertising, psychometric testing, propoganda and warfare.…

    Paperback – 1999-03-04
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