Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

By Gillian Butler and Freda McManus

Synopsis: Psychology is part of everyone’s experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence, to relationships and emotions, advertising and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what people think, feel, and do. But what exactly are psychologists trying to do? This Very Short Introduction explores some of psychology’s leading ideas and their practical relevance. In this new edition, Gillian Butler and Freda McManus explore a variety of new topics and ways of studying the brain. Exploring some of the most important advances and developments in psychology – from evolutionary psychology and issues surrounding adolescence and aggression to cognitive psychology – this is a stimulating introduction for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

Published: January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199670420

Mini-bio: Gillian Butler is a consultant clinical psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society, who practises in the Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust. –

Frontier Psychiatrist Book Review

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