Introduction to Applied Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology)

Introduction to Applied Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology)

By: Graham C. Davey (editor)Paperback

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For a significant portion of psychology students, their reason for choosing an undergraduate degree in psychology is their interest in applied psychology and a desire to use psychological knowledge to help solve personal and social problems. With this in mind, this textbook has been designed to satisfy these needs for applied psychology teaching at all undergraduate levels. Applied Psychology is designed to introduce students to the main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports & Exercise Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology) from UK, European and international perspectives. It also introduces the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas. As a result, students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as acquiring a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application. Highlights include a broad range of teaching and learning features designed to help the student learn and the teacher teach. These include: Focus Points, Colour Illustrations, Activity Boxes, Research Methods, Case Histories, Self-Test and Essay Questions, Learning Outcomes and Section Summaries, a Glossary as well as Links to Journal Articles and Further Reading. The chapters on Counselling Psychology and Teaching Psychology are available online via the Student Companion Site at: The text is written to be accessible to Level 1 Introductory Psychology students, and also to provide the core knowledge and professional information that students at Levels 2 and 3 would require.

About Author

Graham Davey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. He has published more than 130 articles in scientific and professional journals and written or edited 14 books.


Preface CHAPTER 1 Introduction Graham Davey 1.1 What Is Applied Psychology? 1.2 Research and Applied Psychology 1.3 Regulation and Standards Of Conduct 1.4 Emerging Areas of Applied Psychology PART ONE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 2 Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Problems Graham Davey 2.1 How Does Clinical Psychology Affect You? 2.2 Who are Clinical Psychologists? 2.3 The Domain of Clinical Psychology 2.4 Conceptual and Classification Issues in Clinical Psychology 2.5 Conclusions CHAPTER 3 Common Mental Health Problems and Their Treatment Graham Davey 3.1 Categories of Common Mental Health Problems 3.2 Treating Mental Health Problems 3.3 Conclusions CHAPTER 4 The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Schizophrenia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Graham Davey 4.1 Schizophrenia 4.2 Autistic Spectrum Disorder CHAPTER 5 The Causes of Mental Health Problems: Anxiety and Mood Disorders Graham Davey 5.1 Anxiety-Based Problems 5.2 Depression and Mood Disorders 5.3 Summary of Research on Anxiety and Depression CHAPTER 6 Clinical Psychology: Training and Development Fergal Jones 6.1 Training to be a Clinical Psychologist 6.2 Key Capabilities And Competencies 6.3 Post-Qualification 6.4 International Comparisons 6.5 Summary PART TWO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 7 What Is Health Psychology? Charles Abraham, Mark Connor, Fiona Jones & Daryl O'Connor 7.1 An Academic Discipline and a Profession 7.2 A Biopsychosocial Model of Health 7.3 Constructing and Testing Psychological Theory 7.4 The Social and Societal Context of Health and Stress 7.5 Health-Related Behaviour Patterns and Health Promotion 7.6 Enhancing Health Care Through Behaviour Change 7.7 Conclusion CHAPTER 8 A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology Daryl O'Connor, Fiona Jones, Mark Conner & Charles Abraham 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Basic Features of The Nervous System 8.3 What Happens When You Experience Stress? 8.4 The Psychology of Pain 8.5 Psychoneuroimmunology 8.6 A Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Psychology Reviewed CHAPTER 9 Stress, Coping and Health Fiona Jones, Daryl O'Connor, Charles Abraham And Mark Conner 9.1 Stress 9.2 Coping 9.3 Social Support 9.4 Work Stress 9.5 Conclusion CHAPTER 10 Social Psychology and Health Mark Connor, Charles Abraham, Fiona Jones & Daryl O'Connor 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Personality and Health Behaviour 10.3 Predicting Health Behaviour 10.4 Changing Health Behaviour 10.5 Conclusion CHAPTER 11 Training and Working as a Health Psychologist Charles Abraham, Daryl O'Connor, Fiona Jones, Mark Connor & Karen Rodham 11.1 What Do Professional Health Psychologists Do? 11.2 Core Competencies Required by Professional Health Psychologists 11.3 Training as a Health Psychologist 11.4 Working as a Professional Health Psychologist: Author's Experience 11.5 Conclusion PART THREE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 12 Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Working with Organisations and Offenders Carol Ireland 12.1 What Do Forensic Psychologists Do? 12.2 The Role of the Forensic Psychologist in an Organisation 12.3 The Role of the Forensic Psychologist When Working With Offenders 12.4 Ethical Issues Associated With Forensic Psychology 12.5 Conclusion CHAPTER 13 Working with Child and Adult Victims Michelle Davies 13.1 The Effects of Criminal Victimisation 13.2 Attitudes Towards Crime 13.3 Repeat and Multiple Victimisation CHAPTER 14 Eyewitnesses and the Use and Application of Cognitive Theory Charlie Frowd 14.1 Information Recall 14.2 Person Recognition 14.3 Face Construction 14.4 Summary: Evidence and Eyewitnesses CHAPTER 15 Violence Assessment and Intervention Jane L. Ireland 15.1 The Nature of Aggression 15.2 Assessing Aggression: Developing a Comprehensive Formulation 15.3 Psychological Treatments for Aggression: Some Key Components 15.4 Conclusion CHAPTER 16 Training in Forensic Psychology and Professional Issues Neil Gredecki & Polly Turner 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Training in Forensic Psychology: an Overview 16.3 Reflective Practice in Forensic Psychology 16.4 Summary and Conclusions PART FOUR EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 17 Educational Psychology: History and Overview Robin Banerjee, Andy Tolmie & Jim Boyle 17.1 What is Educational Psychology? 17.2 Historical Origins of Educational Psychology 17.3 Approaches to Education 17.4 Understanding Pupil and Classroom Functioning 17.5 Research Methods in Educational Psychology 17.6 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 18 Educational Psychology: Problems and Interventions Robin Banerjee, Andy Tolmie & Jim Boyle 18.1 Introduction 18.2 Difficulties Associated With Cognitive Functioning 18.3 Behavioural, Emotional And Social Difficulties 18.4 Communication and Interaction Difficulties 18.5 Diffi culties Associated With Sensory and Physical Needs 18.6 Approaches to Intervention 18.7 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 19 Educational Psychology: Research on Cognitive and Biological Factors Andy Tolmie 19.1 Introduction 19.2 Behavioural Approaches to Learning 19.3 Cognitive Perspectives on Learning 19.4 Cognitive Processes in the Curriculum 19.5 Learning Difficulties 19.6 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 20 Educational Psychology: Research on Developmental and Social Factors Robin Banerjee 20.1 Introduction 20.2 Theories of Cognitive Development 20.3 Sociomotivational Processes at School 20.4 Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties in The Classroom: Aetiology and Intervention 20.5 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 21 Educational Psychology: Professional Issues Jim Boyle 21.1 What Do Educational Psychologists Do? Key Functions and Responsibilities 21.2 Every Child Matters 21.3 Ethics 21.4 Structure of Educational Psychology Services in the United Kingdom 21.5 Training and Qualifications 21.6 The Structure of Training 21.7 The Future of Educational Psychology PART FIVE OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 22 Occupational Psychology in Practice - The Individual Almuth McDowall, Adrian Banks & Lynne Millward 22.1 Introduction 22.2 The Employee Life Cycle 22.3 Entering the Life Cycle and Induction 22.4 Managing Performance and Performing the Job 22.5 Training, Feedback, Preparing for Different Roles 22.6 Interruptions from the Employment Cycle - Stress, Work-Life Balance and Maternity 22.7 Leaving, Retiring and Redundancy 22.8 Summary and Integration CHAPTER 23 Occupational Psychology In Practice - The Organisation Almuth McDowall, Lynne Millward & Adrian Banks 23.1 Introduction 23.2 Organisational Behaviour 23.3 The Group as a Source of Work Motivation 23.4 Leadership as Motivation 23.5 Organisational Development and Change 23.6 The Work Environment 23.7 Summary and Conclusions CHAPTER 24 Cognition in the Workplace Adrian Banks, Almuth McDowall & Lynne Millward 24.1 Introduction 24.2 Training 24.3 Decision Making 24.4 Human-Machine Interaction 24.5 Team Cognition 24.6 Summary CHAPTER 25 Social and Development Psychology in Work and Organisations Lynne Millward, Almuth McDowall & Adrian Banks 25.1 Social Psychology in Organisations 25.2 The Self in Organisational Contexts 25.3 Social Influence and Organisational Behaviour 25.4 Leadership as Social Influence 25.5 Group Performance 25.6 Life-Span Approaches to Occupational Careers 25.7 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 26 Professional Issues in Occupational Psychology Almuth McDowall, Lynne Millward & Adrian Banks 26.1 Introduction 26.2 Pathways into Occupational Psychology 26.3 Ethics and Organisations 26.4 The Scientist-Practitioner Approach 26.5 Diversity in an International Context 26.6 Summary and Conclusion PART SIX SPORTS AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 27 The Nature of Sport and Exercise Psychology Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport 27.1 Who are the Clients? 27.2 Key Issues in Service Delivery 27.3 Performance Enhancement Versus the Health of the Athlete Debate 27.4 Gaining Evidence to Support Performance Enhancement 27.5 Guiding Philosophical Issues 27.6 Measurement Issues Relevant to Conducting a Needs Analysis 27.7 Conclusions CHAPTER 28 Psychological Skills Interventions in Sport and Exercise Psychology Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport 28.1 Psychological Skills Interventions 28.2 Supervision 28.3 Ethics of Practice 28.4 Engaging in Reflective Practice 28.5 Conclusion CHAPTER 29 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Cognitive and Biological Factors Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport 29.1 Cognitive Factors 29.2 Biological Factors 29.3 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 30 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Understanding Social, Developmental and Personality Factors Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport 30.1 Social Factors 30.2 Developmental Factors 30.3 Personality Factors 30.4 Conclusion CHAPTER 31 Sport and Exercise Psychology - Professional Structure and Applied Case Study Andy Lane & Tracey Devonport 31.1 Training Structure of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (ASEP) 31.2 Case Study: Sport Psychology in Practice 31.3 Conclusion Glossary Index The six additional chapters below are available as a website resource only and are not part of the printed book. Access is available via the book's companion site at: The Nature and Scope of Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychology in Clinical Practice A Research-Informed Approach to Counselling Psychology The Counselling Psychologist Researcher Training in Counselling Psychology Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

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  • Number Of Pages: 694
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