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The Resource Psychology in social context : issues and debates, Philip John Tyson, Dai Jones and Jonathan Elcock

Psychology in social context : issues and debates, Philip John Tyson, Dai Jones and Jonathan Elcock

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Psychology in social context : issues and debates
Title
Psychology in social context
Title remainder
issues and debates
Statement of responsibility
Philip John Tyson, Dai Jones and Jonathan Elcock
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates provides a critical perspective on debates and controversies that have divided opinion within psychology both past and present. Explores the history of psychology through examples of classic and contemporary debates that have split the discipline and sparked change, including race and IQ, psychology and gender, ethical issues in psychology, parapsychology and the nature-nurture debate Represents a unique approach to studying the nature of psychology by combining historical controversies with contemporary debates within the discipline Sets out a clear view of psychology as a reflexive human science, embedded in and shaped by particular socio-historical contexts Written in an accessible style using a range of pedagogical features - such as set learning outcomes, self-test questions, and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter "--
  • "In recent years there has been increased recognition of the weaknesses within orthodox views of psychology, and this has led to a surge in critical approaches to the discipline. Reflecting this trend, Psychology in Social Context: Issues and Debates provides an accessible introduction to current thinking and key ideas relating to the field of critical psychology. Taking a distinctive approach to addressing issues in psychology, this thought-provoking text considers a variety of historical controversies in psychology and the ways in which the discipline is embedded within particular socio-historical contexts. The team of authors draws on historical analysis to reveal the ways in which psychology interrelates with social context. Concepts are richly illustrated with many examples of how the discipline has engaged with such controversial social issues as race and IQ, psychology and gender, ethical issues in psychology, parapsychology, and the nature-nurture debate. Provocative and intellectually stimulating, Psychology in Social Context provides deep insights into the diverse nature of a discipline and its pursuit of the understanding of the mind and behaviour"--
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Tyson, Philip John
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF57
LC item number
.T97 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
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  • Jones, Dai
  • Elcock, Jonathan
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  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
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Psychology in social context : issues and debates, Philip John Tyson, Dai Jones and Jonathan Elcock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [257] -272) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: About the authors. -- Preface. -- Chapter 1: The Nature of Psychology. -- Chapter 2: Psychology and Society. -- Chapter 3: Psychology, Intelligence and IQ. -- Chapter 4: Psychology and Race. -- Chapter 5: Psychology and Women. -- Chapter 6: Beyond Nature Versus Nurture. -- Chapter 7: Psychology in Service to the State. -- Chapter 8: Ethical Standards in Psychology. -- Chapter 9: Personality and Personality Tests. -- Chapter 10: Psychology and Mental Health. -- Chapter 11: Freud and Psychology. -- Chapter 12: Parapsychology. -- Chapter 13: Psychology in Everyday Life. -- Chapter 14: Further Issues in Psychology. -- Chapter 15: Psychology at Issue? -- Selected Glossary. -- References. -- Index
Control code
ocn683247699
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 280 p.
Isbn
9781405168236
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010047221
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (Sirsi) i9781405168236
  • (OCoLC)683247699
Label
Psychology in social context : issues and debates, Philip John Tyson, Dai Jones and Jonathan Elcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [257] -272) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: About the authors. -- Preface. -- Chapter 1: The Nature of Psychology. -- Chapter 2: Psychology and Society. -- Chapter 3: Psychology, Intelligence and IQ. -- Chapter 4: Psychology and Race. -- Chapter 5: Psychology and Women. -- Chapter 6: Beyond Nature Versus Nurture. -- Chapter 7: Psychology in Service to the State. -- Chapter 8: Ethical Standards in Psychology. -- Chapter 9: Personality and Personality Tests. -- Chapter 10: Psychology and Mental Health. -- Chapter 11: Freud and Psychology. -- Chapter 12: Parapsychology. -- Chapter 13: Psychology in Everyday Life. -- Chapter 14: Further Issues in Psychology. -- Chapter 15: Psychology at Issue? -- Selected Glossary. -- References. -- Index
Control code
ocn683247699
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 280 p.
Isbn
9781405168236
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010047221
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781405168236
  • (OCoLC)683247699

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