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Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 232
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Macmillan Insights in Psychology series

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15 March 2012

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13 February 2012

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From where did the discipline of psychology originate? How has it evolved since its inception? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology. In this highly approachable...

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From where did the discipline of psychology originate? How has it evolved since its inception? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology. In this highly approachable introduction, Fairholm tackles the big questions in psychology covering the ever controversial nature vs. nurture debate, free will and determinism, and other important topics. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the most important issues that psychologists continue to dispute in the twenty-first century.This title stands as part of the Insights series edited by Nigel Holt and Rob Lewis, containing well-rounded, quick guides to the cornerstone theories, main topics and theoretical perspectives of their subjects and are useful for pre-undergraduate students looking to find incisive introductions to subjects that they may be considering for undergraduate study or those looking for helpful preparatory reading for undergraduate modules in the subject. 

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  • Written by A Level examiners to cover the breadth of content in the various syllabus specifications 
  • Offers an easy and concise introduction to the basic principles and debates surrounding the subject 
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  • Covers the history of theoretical perspectives and the key arguments of each 
  • Contains a 'Reading Guide' to help readers map the book's content to their relevance for each A level syllabus (AQA, OCR etc.) 

Introduction and Overview
Ethical Issues in Psychology
The Nature and Nurture Debate
Gender Bias
Cultural Bias
Determinism and Free Will
Reductionism
Conclusion.

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IAN FAIRHOLM is Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University of Bath, UK. He has been teaching Psychology for over 10 years predominantly at undergraduate level but has also done some A level and postgraduate teaching.

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IAN FAIRHOLM is Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University of Bath, UK. He has been teaching Psychology for over 10 years predominantly at undergraduate level but has also done some A level and postgraduate teaching.

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