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Table of Contents

introducing psychology understanding the mind levels of explanation areas of psychology self and others the first relationships the self-concept cultural and social influences understanding other people co-operation and compliance social representations obedience emotions negative emotions stress and coping positive psychology states of mind biological rhythms consciousness and the brain sleep and dreaming motivation physical and behavioural motives 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

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With life sales of over 85,000 copies, Dr Nicky Hayes' Understand Psychology is the definitive introduction to the subject.

Promotional Information

With life sales of over 85,000 copies, Dr Nicky Hayes' Understand Psychology is the definitive introduction to the subject.

About the Author

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.


"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 *

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