Nigel Benson

Psychology

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What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? 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, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.
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368 printed pages
Original publication
2014
Publication year
2014
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    Too much Repression can be exhausting. It takes energy (Libido) to keep Unconscious thoughts hidden.
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    breath of life”, i.e. “soul or spirit”, loosely translated as MIND.
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    Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour of humans and animals.

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