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Description - Introducing Psychology by Nigel Benson

What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? Introducing Psychology answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now.The main schools of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Bio-psychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840468526
ISBN-10: 1840468521
Format: Paperback
(165mm x 110mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nigel Benson

Nigel C. Benson is a lecturer in Philosophy and Psychology at Barnfield College, Luton.

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