AQA Approved Equip your students with the knowledge and the skills that they need for the new AQA Psychology AS and A-level; guidance on assessment objectives, activities and clear, comprehensive coverage consolidates understanding and develops key skills to ensure progression - Thoroughly engage your students with Psychology at AS and A-level through extensive real-life contemporary research - Ensure your students learn and understand content for all the key topics with popular clear, accessible style from Jean-Marc Lawton and Eleanor Willard - Help your students understand the assessment objectives and develop their examination skills with assessment guidance and checks throughout and practice questions - Ensure progression and encourage independent thinking with extension suggestions and activities - Supports co-teaching of AS and year one A-level for the new AQA specification
AQA Psychology for AS and A-level Year 1 is the definitive textbook for the new 2015 curriculum. Written by eminent psychologist Professor Michael Eysenck, in collaboration with a team of experienced A-level teachers and examiner, the book enables students not only to pass their exams with flying colours, but also to fully engage with the science of psychology. As well as covering the six core topics students will study, the book includes: Activities which test concepts or hypothesises, bringing theory to life. Key research studies explained and explored, showing the basis on which theory has developed Case studies which show how people’s lives are affected by psychological phenomena Evaluation boxes which critically appraise key concepts and theories Self-assessment questions which encourage students to reflect on what they’ve learnt Section summaries to support the understanding of specific ideas – perfect for revision Exam hints which steer students towards complete and balanced answers Key terms defined throughout so students aren’t confused by new language 200 figures, tables and photos End of chapter further reading to enable students to develop a deeper understanding End of chapter revision questions and sample exam papers to consolidate knowledge and practice exam technique A full companion website with a range of further resources for both students and teachers, including revision aids and class materials Incorporating greater coverage of research methods, as well as key statistical techniques, the sixth edition of this well-loved textbook continues to be the perfect introduction to psychology. Accessible yet rigorous, the book is the ideal textbook for students taking either the AS course or year 1 of the A-level.
Magicians have dazzled audiences for many centuries; however, few researchers have studied how, let alone why, most tricks work. The psychology of magic is a nascent field of research that examines the underlying mechanisms that conjurers use to achieve enchanting phenomena, including sensory illusions, misdirection of attention, and the appearance of mind-control and nuanced persuasion. Most studies to date have focused on either the psychological principles involved in watching and performing magic or “neuromagic” - the neural correlates of such phenomena. Whereas performers sometimes question the contributions that modern science may offer to the advancement of the magical arts, the history of magic reveals that scientific discovery often charts new territories for magicians. In this research topic we sketch out the symbiotic relationship between psychological science and the art of magic. On the one hand, magic can inform psychology, with particular benefits for the cognitive, social, developmental, and transcultural components of behavioural science. Magicians have a large and robust set of effects that most researchers rarely exploit. Incorporating these effects into existing experimental, even clinical, paradigms paves the road to innovative trajectories in the study of human behaviour. For example, magic provides an elegant way to study the behaviour of participants who may believe they had made choices that they actually did not make. Moreover, magic fosters a more ecological approach to experimentation whereby scientists can probe participants in more natural environments compared to the traditional lab-based settings. Examining how magicians consistently influence spectators, for example, can elucidate important aspects in the study of persuasion, trust, decision-making, and even processes spanning authorship and agency. Magic thus offers a largely underused armamentarium for the behavioural scientist and clinician. On the other hand, psychological science can advance the art of magic. The psychology of deception, a relatively understudied field, explores the intentional creation of false beliefs and how people often go wrong. Understanding how to methodically exploit the tenuous twilight zone of human vulnerabilities – perceptual, logical, emotional, and temporal – becomes all the more revealing when top-down influences, including expectation, symbolic thinking, and framing, join the fray. Over the years, science has permitted magicians to concoct increasingly effective routines and to elicit heightened feelings of wonder from audiences. Furthermore, on occasion science leads to the creation of novel effects, or the refinement of existing ones, based on systematic methods. For example, by simulating a specific card routine using a series of computer stimuli, researchers have decomposed the effect and reconstructed it into a more effective routine. Other magic effects depend on meaningful psychological knowledge, such as which type of information is difficult to retain or what changes capture attention. Behavioural scientists measure and study these factors. By combining analytical findings with performer intuitions, psychological science begets effective magic. Whereas science strives on parsimony and independent replication of results, magic thrives on reproducing the same effect with multiple methods to obscure parsimony and minimise detection. This Research Topic explores the seemingly orthogonal approaches of scientists and magicians by highlighting the crosstalk as well as rapprochement between psychological science and the art of deception.
Endorsed for Edexcel Develop your students' knowledge of the foundations of modern psychological understanding with this detailed textbook for Edexcel AS and A level Psychology, with targeted activities and clear explanations to build practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills Written by experienced author and examiner Christine Brain, this AS and year one A level textbook is fully mapped to the new Edexcel specification. - Helps students build their confidence in practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills through well-presented explanations and activities - Develops understanding and helps each student reach their potential with the essential information covered in a clear, logical format, supported by illustrations, questions and extension tasks - Supports you and your students through the new specification, with accessible coverage of all the key areas of Psychology for AS and year one of A level - Encourages your students to develop their interest in Psychology and its applications, with extension tasks and relevant content
by Matt Jarvis,Julia Russell,Lizzie Gauntlett,Fiona Lintern
This anthology is the official publication of World without Anger (WWA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote peace. This collection of peer-reviewed papers stemmed from presentations given at the 6th International WWA conference, titled “Global Peace and Emotional Intelligence for Education, Cultural Diversity, Harmony and Behavior Management”. The contributions reflect diverse, international perspectives on peace-related subjects. The topics include anger cognition and management; the study of self-referential and inclusive language; indigenous perspectives on peace; associations of stress with cardiovascular parameters; strategies to reduce anger through dance; personality traits including agreeableness among public employees; human resource development; emotional intelligence and technology project outcomes among ethnic minorities; the association of emotional maturity and academic performance; and emotional awareness and decision-making. The contributors’ backgrounds in psychology, business, education, and other fields bring a rich, multidisciplinary perspective to this publication.
Psychology by Louise Ellerby-Jones,Sandra Latham,Nigel Wooldridge
Author: Louise Ellerby-Jones,Sandra Latham,Nigel Wooldridge
Publisher: Hachette UK
OCR Publishing Partner Ensures your students master the core studies and research methods for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities, research practicals and practice questions develop the skills required at AS and A Level - Supports you and your students through the new OCR A Level specification, with an author team experienced in teaching and examining OCR Psychology - Helps students easily navigate the core studies and associated themes and perspectives with an organised, accessible approach - Ensures your students develop strong research skills, with research practicals and thorough coverage of the content needed for the Research methods paper - Develops the critical thinking, mathematical and problem-solving skills required for the study of Psychology through a wealth of targeted activities - Strengthens students' learning and progression with practice questions and extension activities
A state-of-the-art psychological perspective on team working and collaborative organizational processes… This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of team working and collaborative organizational processes. It provides critical reviews of key topics related to teams including design, diversity, leadership, trust processes and performance measurement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Linda Argote, Neal Ashkanasy, Robert Kraut, Floor Rink and Daan van Knippenberg.
This new edition of the Holt and Lewis AQA Psychology textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the new AQA syllabus. Written by two experienced teachers, examiners and textbook authors, this revised edition accommodates the changes to the English AQA specification, with thorough coverage of both AS level and A level year 1. ‘Ask an examiner’ hints and tips, glossaries, web links and exam-style practice questions provide everything students need to learn and succeed. This easy-to-read, visually engaging textbook also features: evaluations of key studies, to encourage reflection and critical analysis, aid understanding and give context; detailed exploration of research methods, to help develop analytical and mathematical skills; ‘Ask an examiner’ hints and tips, practice questions and a section on exam preparation and revision, providing everything students need to prepare for their exams; lists of key terms, QR codes and web links to help explain key issues, carefully chosen images to promote debate and discussion and help ideas stick, colour-coded material for ease of use and checklists to break down everything you need to know for each topic, clearly identified A level only material, enabling it to be easily distinguished from AS material.
Health Psychology: Well-Being in a Diverse World introduces students to the main topics and issues in health psychology through a unique perspective focused on diversity. Using a conversational tone, author A. R. Gurung explores the key determinants of behavior—such as family, environment, ethnicity, and religion—and connects concepts to personal experiences for students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the material. Extensively updated based on over 1,000 new articles cited, and with a new chapter on research methods, the Fourth Edition reflects the latest cutting-edge research in the field to explain more thoroughly how context and culture are important predictors of healthy behavior.
Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive resource that will help practitioners gain a deep understanding of assessment in order to build trusting relationships and effective intervention plans that address the needs and goals of their clients.
The third edition of the Handbook of Educational Psychology is sponsored by Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. In this volume, thirty chapters address new developments in theory and research methods while honoring the legacy of the field’s past. A diverse group of recognized scholars within and outside the U.S. provide integrative reviews and critical syntheses of developments in the substantive areas of psychological inquiry in education, functional processes for learning, learner readiness and development, building knowledge and subject matter expertise, and the learning and task environment. New chapters in this edition cover topics such as learning sciences research, latent variable models, data analytics, neuropsychology, relations between emotion, motivation, and volition (EMOVO), scientific literacy, sociocultural perspectives on learning, dialogic instruction, and networked learning. Expanded treatment has been given to relevant individual differences, underlying processes, and new research on subject matter acquisition. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Third Edition, provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars in education and the learning sciences, broadly conceived, as well as for teacher educators, practicing teachers, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses in educational psychology, human learning and motivation, the learning sciences, and psychological research methods in education and psychology.
Methods, Approaches, and New Directions for Social Sciences
Author: Jack Martin,Jeff Sugarman,Kathleen L. Slaney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Wiley Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology presents a comprehensive exploration of the wide range of methodological approaches utilized in the contemporary field of theoretical and philosophical psychology. The Wiley Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology presents a comprehensive exploration of the wide range of methodological approaches utilized in the contemporary field of theoretical and philosophical psychology. Gathers together for the first time all the approaches and methods that define scholarly practice in theoretical and philosophical psychology Chapters explore various philosophical and conceptual approaches, historical approaches, narrative approaches to the nature of human conduct, mixed–method studies of psychology and psychological inquiry, and various theoretical bases of contemporary psychotherapeutic practices Features contributions from ten Past Presidents of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, along with several Past Presidents of other relevant societies
Social Science by Manfred Diehl, PhD,Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD
Subjective Aging: New Developments and Future Directions
Author: Manfred Diehl, PhD,Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
How do individuals perceive the experience of aging? Can this perception predict such developmental outcomes as functional health or mortality? The 35th volume of ARGG encompasses the most current and fruitful research findings about the subjective experience of aging and describes how they fit within a theoretical framework. It reflects a new and advanced stage of development in the discipline of subjective aging and will be a building block for future theoretical and empirical work in this area of study. The book integrates presentations from a series of recent workshops attended by an international cadre of subjective aging researchers, the results of several longitudinal studies from across the globe, and theoretical propositions from studies that are ongoing. Chapters-reviewed by independent scholars for "quality control"-- address major conceptual approaches and key challenges to subjective aging research; research designs, empirical findings, and methodological issues; and the implications of subjective aging research on interventions, society, and the changing contexts of aging. Key Topics: Subjective aging and awareness of aging Connections between research on subjective aging and age stereotypes and stigma Linking subjective aging to changing social meanings of age and the life course Psychological and social resources and subjective aging across the adult life span Experimental research on age stereotypes Domain-specific approaches and implications for addressing issues of developmental regulation Subjective aging as a predictor of major endpoints of aging and development Exploring new contexts and connections for subjective aging measures Changing negative views of aging Subjective aging research from a cross-cultural perspective Subjective aging research and gerontological practice Future directions for subjective aging research
Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
Noch nie habe er tieferne Einblick in die Seele eines Kindes gewonnen, konstatierte Freud am 1. Juni 1909 in einem Brief an Ernest Jones anläßlich des Erscheinens seiner Fallstudie des sogenannten "kleinen Hans". Zwar wurde der an einer Pferdephobie erkrankte Fünfjährige seinerzeit nich von ihm selbst behandelt, sondern vom eigenen Vater, einem bekannten wiener Intellektuellen und frühen Anhänger, der ihn aber häufig konsultierte. Auf diese Weise gelangte der Begründer der Psychoanalyse, der bislang die frühkindliche seelische Entwicklung aus der Behandlung erwachsener Patienten bloß hatte rekonstruieren können, erstmals unmittelbar mit analytischem Material eines Kinde sin Berührung - den bewegenden, bezaubernden Äußerungen eines zwischen heftigsten Triebwünschen und dem Bemühen um Gehorsam hin- und hergerissenen kleinen Jungen, der, trotz peinigender Ängste, mit ernster Logik infantile Sexualforschung betreibt. Anhand der Verbatim-Protokolle des Vater hat Freud nach geglückter Heilung des Patienten die Falldarstellung niedergeschrieben. Epochenmachend ist sie in mehrfacher Hinsicht: Es handelt sich um die erste psychoanalytische Behandlung eines Kindes, also die Eröffnung eines neuen Therapiefeldes, nämlich der Kinderanalyse, sowie um die erste systematische analytische Kinderbeobachtung. Ferner haben wir den ersten Bericht einer Supervision vor uns.
Pearson New International Edition CourseSmart eTextbook
Author: Duane Schultz,Sydney Ellen Schultz
For undergraduate-level courses in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Applied Psychology. Psychology and Work Today provides an invaluable foundation for anyone entering today's global business and industrial world. This informative, sophisticated, and entertaining text teaches students about the nature of work in modern society. By focusing on the practical and applied rather than the scientific ideal, the authors demonstrate how industrial-organizational psychology directly impacts our lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers, and consumers.