Open Learning Units offer a very flexible approach to the teaching of psychology. They are designed to be more than sufficient for the purposes of A/S and A-Level psychology, and the applied emphasis will appeal to various vocational courses such as those offered by BTEC and also to mature students on Access courses.
Their primary use will be in the classroom with a tutor's guidance, but the interactive style makes them equally appropriate for the purposes of self-study. More advanced students might want to use the Units to learn at their own pace, and in all cases, the careful structure of the writing and the extensive use of Examples, Open Questions and Self-Assessment Questions make them ideal revision guides.
Anne Campbell is a highly experienced and well known academic psychologist. She has authored and edited several books, though has the academic background and credibility to back up the controverisal thesis she presents in her book.
1. Altruism and aggression: what are they?. 2. Altruism and relationships. 3. Altruism and emotions. 4. Instrumental theories of aggression. 5. Expressive theories of aggression. 6. The impact of culture. References. Further Reading. Answers to Self-Assessment Questions. Glossary. Acknowledgements