Critical Concepts in Psychology

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.

  • Biological Psychology

    Edited by Philip Winn, Madeleine Grealy

    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…

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  • Intercultural Communication

    Edited by Richard J. Crisp

    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…

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  • Forensic Psychology

    Edited by Jennifer M. Brown

    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,…

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  • Gender and Psychology

    Edited by Vivien Burr

    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.…

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  • Social Psychology

    Edited by Richard J. Crisp

    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…

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  • Happiness and Well-being

    Edited by Felicia A. Huppert, P. Alex Linley

    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…

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  • Critical Psychology

    Edited by Ian Parker

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-03-03
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  • Psychology of Ageing

    Edited by Patrick Rabbitt

    Cognitive and biological ageing has become a fast-growing and dynamic area of study and research, and the scale of this acceleration in growth makes this new four-volume collection in the Psychology Press Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology, especially timely. A primary question is…

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  • Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Jamie Ward

    Standing at the junction of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, cognitive neuroscience seeks to provide brain-based accounts of mental functions such as language, memory, perception, action, emotions, and decision-making. Its emergence as a coherent discipline came about relatively recently…

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  • Social and Emotional Development

    Edited by William M. Bukowski, Brett Laursen, Kenneth H. Rubin

    Social and Emotional Development, a new four-volume collection from Psychology Press, brings together the most influential and fundamental research in the area, providing readers with a vital overview of the basic theory and the empirical database regarding social and emotional development. The…

    Hardback – 2008-08-28
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  • Organizational Psychology

    Critical Concepts in Psychology (4 vols)

    Edited by Jo Silvester

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge is a Major Work which brings together both canonical and the very best cutting-edge thinking in organizational psychology. Organizational psychology is a broad field which has natural overlaps with other research areas such as organizational studies,…

    Hardback – 2007-11-28
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  • Memory

    Edited by Jackie Andrade

    The term ‘memory’ encompasses our recollections of past experiences, our ability to keep track of what is happening from moment to moment, our stored knowledge, including knowledge of words and their meanings, our habits, our recognition of objects and faces, and our ability to remember to do…

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  • Cognitive Development

    Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Edited by Usha Goswami

    Cognitive Development is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Psychology. Edited by Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, this four-volume collection brings together the essential scholarship covering cognitive…

    Hardback – 2006-12-13
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  • Psycholinguistics

    Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Edited by Gerry Altmann

    These volumes reprint articles from a variety of international journals, book chapters and key technical reports, to take a broad look at how the field has developed from the turn of theTwentieth Century through to the turn of the twenty-first.Since the 1960s, there has been a boom in research on…

    Hardback – 2002-03-27
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  • Brain and Behaviour

    Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Edited by Jules Davidoff

    These four volumes present papers on the relationship between brain and behaviour, from the onset of its study in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.In the mid-nineteenth century, the French physician Paul Broca performed an autopsy which revealed that the brain was critically involved…

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  • Personality: Critical Concepts

    Edited by Cary Cooper, Cary L. Cooper, Lawrence A. Pervin

    Almost everything we do as humans is influenced by our personalities. This set of critical readings in personality theory brings together all the major contributions in the field. All the classical papers on the critical theories of personality are included, as well as more contemporary work on…

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