Approaches to Psychology provides a contemporary, accessible and coherent introduction to the field of psychology, from its origins to the present, and shows the contribution of psychology to understanding human behaviour and experience.The book introduces students to the five core conceptual frameworks (or approaches) to psychology: biological; behaviourist; cognitive; psychodynamic; and humanistic. The methods, theories and assumptions of each approach are explored so that the reader builds an understanding of psychology as it applies to human development, social and abnormal behaviour.
New to this edition:
Expanded coverage of positive psychology
Expansion of the coverage of influential psychoanalytic theorists, including Anna Freud and John Bowlby
Discussion of the controversies in the formulation of DSM-5
Expanded coverage of other topics, including development and types of mental disorders
Updated and expanded Online Learning Centre with student support material and instructor material at www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/textbooks/glassman including PowerPoint slides and videos
William E. Glassman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, brings over 30 years of experience in teaching introductory psychology to the new edition of this highly successful text. He has received multiple teaching awards, and his research activities have spanned many areas, with a special interest in problem-solving and short term memory. Marilyn Hadad is Associate Professor of Psychology at Ryerson University. In addition to her interest in teaching introductory psychology, she specializes in areas of personal adjustment, such as death, dying and bereavement, personal growth and stress management, courses which are delivered across all programmes at Ryerson.
? 1. Behaviour and Psychology ? 2. The Biological Approach ? 3. The Behaviourist Approach ? 4. The Cognitive Approach ? 5. The Psychodynamic Approach ? 6. The Humanistic Approach ? 7. Perspectives on Development ? 8. Perspectives on Social Behaviour ? 9. Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour 10. Psychology in Perspective Appendix: Research Methods and Statistics