Understand Psychology

Understand Psychology : How Your Mind Works and Why You Do the Things You Do

3.85 (221 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK
The bestselling Understand Psychology explains basic psychological processes and how they influence us in all aspects of everyday life. It explores why we are the way we are, how we came to be that way, and what we might do to change seemingly fundamental traits. The book puts psychology in context, using non-technical language to analyze everyday situations. It is a comprehensive introduction that shows how human experience can be understood on many levels.

Understand Psychology takes you through every aspect of the subject, from child development and social influences to the role of memories and emotions. You will discover how we interact with each other, why we dream, what motivates us, why children need to play and whether watching TV is bad for you.

Now fully revised and updated, this 6th edition of the bestselling guide includes brand new material on mindfulness, social living, focusing in particular on shyness and loneliness and social media, coping with stress, decision making and forensic psychology, addiction and modern drugs, cognitive neuropsychology, and the psychology of learning, including teaching, exams and exam stress.

The clear structure, packed full of practical examples, makes it easy to learn the essentials you really need to know.

ABOUT THE SERIES
People have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 28mm | 320g
  • TEACH YOURSELF
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • b-and-w diagrams
  • 1444100904
  • 9781444100907
  • 17,241

Table of contents

01: applying psychology




02: applied cognitive psychology
03: applied social psychology
04: applied bio-psychology




05: applied development psychology




06: clinical psychology
07: counselling psychology
08: health psychology




09: forensic psychology




10: eductional psychology
11: applied psychology of teaching and learning
12: occupational psychology




13: organisational psychology




14: engineering and design psychology
15: space psychology
16: sport psychology




17: consumer psychology




18: environmental psychology
19: political psychology
20: applied psychology as a profession




: taking it further




: index
: cognitive motives
: social motivation




: cognition




: thinking
: perception
: memory




: genetics, evolution and learning




: evolution
: genetic mechanisms
: levels of learning




: learning and intelligence




: infant learning
: forms of learning
: intelligence




: childhood and adolescence




: childhood
: adolescence




: adulthood, retirement and ageing




: adulthood
: ageing




: working life




: why do people work?
: human resource management
: organisational culture




: leisure




: watching television
: computer games
: sport psychology




: education and health




: the psychology of teaching and learning
: counselling and therapy
: health psychology




: living in the world




: proxemics and privacy
: sources of environmental stress
: disasters and accidents




: developing psychological understanding




: what do psychologists do?
: developing psychological knowledge




: index
show more

Review quote

"A great book for beginners with plenty of information to open doors to further study . . . . a superb way to get into a deep subject without being overwhelmed." * Amazon reviewer *
show more

About Nicky Hayes

Dr Nicky Hayes is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and an Honorary Life Member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. She has written widely and is a prominent media figure, thanks to her her ability to apply psychology to everyday life and her experience working with business and the public sector as well as in universities and colleges.
show more

Rating details

221 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (61)
4 39% (87)
3 25% (56)
2 6% (13)
1 2% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X