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by Nigel Benson

What is psychology? When did it begin? 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, and key figures are covered as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.
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ISBN: 1840468521
ISBN13: 978-1840468526
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: Nigel Benson
Language: English
Publisher: Totem Books / Icon Books; Fourth edition (October 14, 2003)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1622 kb
FB2 size: 1776 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 142
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I was looking for a short review of what I learned about psychology in college, and this book was an excellent choice! It uses lots of diagrams and cartoons and drawings to illustrate and elucidate ideas. The book introduces you to some of the major thinkers in psycbology (BF Skinner, Freud, Pavlov, Piaget, William James, and others. It also outlines the basic schools of psychology (Behavioral,psycho-dynamic, developmental, cognitive). You also learn techniques to overcome deviant behavior like desensitizing and counter-conditioning. You also get re-acquainted with the differences between psychology, psychiatry, and sociology.

This book is a quick and entertaining read, and it will probably perk your interest to read more in the field.
A good introduction to the fundamental concepts and notable people of psychology. Some concepts and persons are given short shrift to accommodate the briefness of the book. This includes the structure of the brain and nervous system, a major part of the biological and structural schools of psychology. It is a fast read and should help students preparing for an introductory class.

Note: After only a few weeks the book has begun to fall apart. The binding has begun to fail and pages are coming loose.
Very good overview of the subject of psychology. I liked the pace of the book and the illustrations were helpful.
This is a great text for the high school, "Intro" psych college student, or anyone who wants to know the major tenets of modern psychology.
This book is a good introduction to the amazing world of Psychology. It has an easy to understand language and several pictures that help to explain the main concepts.
Paper and graphics were cheap looking, lost interest after that I put it aside as a donation to the local library.
A summary of the science, this book quickly touches on the most important people, theories, practices, and resources involved in the history and pratice of psychology. The illustrations weren't particularly helpful and I ought they dwelled overlong on the scientific method as a general concept. The rest is concise and just enough to give the reader a feel for the topic and leads for further reading.
Introducing Psychology tries to give a basic overview on what psychology is all about. It starts with a general definition and sets off on a trip through the history of psychology and its numerous sections, including: Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Biopsychology, Social Psychology and Humanism. The main figures that had an influence on the course of psychology are all briefly discussed. The impact of names like Pavlov, Maslow, Jung and Freud is described to more extend.

The story brought by the author is easy to digest without actually neglecting the more difficult concepts. Because this book must clearly be seen as a first glimpse into the fascinating world of psychology, it does not dive too deep into the subjects, but highlights the basic ideas. Further reading is clearly encouraged by making strong recommendations for books to read. As extra further information on how to start the study of psychology is given.

The main assets of this book -and the whole series for that matter- are the tongue-in-cheek illustrations. Although sometimes the depictions are quite absurd, they do help in bringing the reader better understanding of the concepts explained in the text. But even more important, they make this clever book a joy to read.

Introducing Psychology is a must read for everyone who shows interest in the area of psychology and its applications.