A Dictionary of Psychology

A Dictionary of Psychology

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With over 11,000 entries, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas, including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions. Over 80 illustrations complement the text. In addition to the alphabetical entries, the dictionary also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 51mm | 1,413g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed of 2 Revised ed
  • Over 80 line drawings
  • 0192806327
  • 9780192806321

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"The number of entries promise, and deliver, great breadth of coverage from every branch of psychology...highly recommended."--Booklist
"The entries are concise.... For professionals and students of psychology, this is a good place to start their research."--Library Journal
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About Andrew M. Colman

Professor Andrew Colman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He graduated from the University of Cape Town, where he was appointed to his first lecturing position, and then lectured at Rhodes University before moving to Leicester.
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