Companion encyclopedia of psychology
- edited by Andrew M. Colman.
- London : Routledge, 1994.
- Physical description
- 2 v. (xxvii, 680, x, 681-1356 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Colman, Andrew M.
- Includes bibliographies and index.
Psychology plays an increasingly important role in today's society. Its influence can be seen all around us - be it in the home, the workplace, the school or our private lives. A uniquely diverse discipline, it ranges from social psychology to biological aspects of behaviour, and from basic research to the applied professions. This Companion Encyclopedia covers all these main branches of psychological research and professional practice. The thematic arrangement is the result of the Editor's extensive research into syllabi, from which he distilled the 13 most frequently taught units. Students can consult and be referred to sections relating to their lecture programme, and can find lucid definitions of frequently used terms in the Glossary. Headings and sub-headings are clearly highlighted at the beginning of each chapter - ideal for quick reference. Each section opens with a brief introduction which places the article in context and establishes inter-conections with other areas of the discipline - enabling selective reading. Important technical terms and concepts are explained. Detailed Bibliographies and Further Reading sections direct the reader to supplementary sources for additional research at the end of each chapter. The Glossary of technical terms and exhaustive Index conclude the Companion . The 63 articles, contributed by over 70 of the world's leading psychologists and active researchers, present the most comprehensive survey of the discipline to date. Providing essential information and serious analysis, this Companion will prove an indispensable reference tool for students and teachers of psychology and for practising psychologists. It will also be of interest to those studying a wide range of other subjects with psychology components, including sociology, social work, medicine, nursing, education and business. The comprehensive Glossary of technical terms and lively writing style make the Companion Encyclopedia of Psychology accessible not only to students and specialists but to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. Special Features and Structure * 75 contributors include many of the world's most eminent psychologists. All are acknowledged authorities in their field * In-depth treatment of all major areas of pure and applied psychology including many popular topics of wide general interest * Arranged in 13 sections corresponding to the core topics appearing most often as discrete modules in contemporary psychology courses * Contains detailed Bibliographies , Further Reading sections, an exhaustive Index and a Glossary of technical terms * Written in a lively style without assuming any previous knowledge of the subject and containing 165 supporting illustrations.
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- Publication date
- 0415107040 (v.1)
- 0415107059 (v.2)
- 9780415064460 (set : alk. paper)
- 9780415107044 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
- 9780415107051 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
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