Current Controversies in Psychology
Analysing the issues being discussed and debated in the field, this text provides students with opposing viewpoints of findings in psychology that challenge existing moral, political and religious beliefs. Topics debated range from the nature-nurture debate and the effectiveness of therapy to repressed memories and the bell curve. Information is presented in a manner that encourages students to discuss, debate, study and research the issues.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 178 x 235mm
- 01 Sep 2003
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
Table of contents
I. CONTROVERSIES OF THE MIND. 1. An Introduction to Controversies of the Mind. 2. Intelligence. 3. Memory. II. CONTROVERSIES OF CAUSALITY. 4. An Introduction to Nature-Nurture Controversies. 5. Evolutionary Psychology. 6. Parental-Peer Influence on Children. III. CONTROVERSIES OF METHOD AND PROFESSION OF PSYCHOLOGY. 7. An Introduction to Controversies Method and the Profession of Psychology. 8. Effectiveness of Psychotherapy. 9. Prescription Privileges.