Introducing Psychology : A Graphic Guide, Paperback

Introducing Psychology : A Graphic Guide Paperback

Part of the Introducing... series

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What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy?

To what extent is it scientific? "Introducing Psychology" answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now.

The main "schools" of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism.

The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9781840468526



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Short but exhaustive and intensive introduction to psychology. From its definition to its sources, evolutions, experiments, debates, perspectives and today's uses.All in a very straight forward and conveniently pieced text.I have enjoyed the read and it has provided source material for very interesting conversations and thoughts at home.