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Psychology in Perspective (2nd Edition)

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11 March 2002

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Psychology in Perspective is a series of thought-provoking essays addressing some of the major controversial themes and debates in psychology. This revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of:

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Psychology in Perspective is a series of thought-provoking essays addressing some of the major controversial themes and debates in psychology. This revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of:- psychological reductionism, including the impact of the behaviourist movement- the human genome project: modern concerns about ethical and socially responsible research, and the challenge this presents to current psychological practice- issues in social psychology and socio-cognitive development, and aspects of cognitive psychology including artificial intelligence and the computer metaphor- new material on the child's social world, simulating human cognition, and the cognitive implications of human social evolutionIn this hard-hitting, challenging and direct text, the author discusses the political and social implications of psychological research, and brings to light fundamental trends as well as philosophical underpinnings of psychological theory. Its synoptic approach will be useful for students trying to bring together the various areas of psychological knowledge; for psychologists looking at broad trends within their discipline, and for the reader with an interest in psychology as a whole.

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Topical relates to current controversial social debates and issues such as the human genome project Brings together social, political and psychological aspects of social debate in one book Its synoptic approach makes it ideal for students and lecturers who want to draw together the various areas of psychological knowledge and examine broad trends within the discipline

Preface
Reductionism in Psychological Theory
The Influence of Behaviourism
Understanding the Genome
Ethical Issues in Psychological Research
Changing Values in Psychological Knowledge
Perspectives in Social Psychology
European Social Psychology
The Child's Social World
Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology
Simulating Human Cognition
Eco-psychology
The Politics of Nature and Nurture
The Magic of Sociobiology
Some Cognitive Implications of Human Social Cognition
Afterword
Glossary.

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NICKY HAYES lectures in social psychology at the University of Bradford. She has degrees in both psychology and education, and is the author of several well-known text books. She has been awarded the title of Honorary Life Member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology in recognition of her contributions to the teaching of psychology.

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NICKY HAYES lectures in social psychology at the University of Bradford. She has degrees in both psychology and education, and is the author of several well-known text books. She has been awarded the title of Honorary Life Member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology in recognition of her contributions to the teaching of psychology.

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