Provides an introduction to major philosophical concepts, issues and debates raised by the social sciences. This book examines key conceptual and methodological questions and illustrates how they shape the practice of research, the interpretation of findings and theory formulation in such disciplines as economics, political science and psychology.
Why do we take risks? How does our environment influence us with regards to risks? How do biological and psychological mechanisms interact? How can theoretical works on risk-taking generate effective educational and prevention campaigns? Providing a synthesis of knowledge of risk in social and human sciences, this book answers these questions.
Educational psychologists must be familiar with the traditional approaches to the study of behaviour, the humanistic behavioural, cognitive and psychoanalytic orientations. They must be aware of the theories and pure research emanating from the traditional branches of psychology. This book talks about educational psychology.
Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Or learn to be a better gambler? This book contains tips, tricks, and solutions from the world of statistics, educational and psychological measurement, and experimental research to help you solve a variety of problems in business, games, and life.
Describes research and practice in mental health preventive interventions for youth. This book is suitable for researchers, instructors and graduate students in the child and adolescent mental health professions: school psychology, school counseling, special education, school social work, child clinical psychology and the libraries serving them.
Contains chapters on topics including the Bayesian approach to science, and nature of scientific laws. This book features developments in the realism/anti-realism debate. It is intended to be a university text in the philosophy of science, not just on science and philosophy courses but also in the social sciences such as sociology and psychology.
A scholarly guide to human neuropsychology with a clinical focus throughout. Thorough coverage of brain evolution unites the study of its anatomy and physiology with an understanding of its cognitive, experimental and clinical psychological functions. The 6th edition is updated throughout and has a new 4-colour design.
This introductory social psychology textbook is unique. It acknowledges the two very different approaches being taken to social psychology -- experimental and critical -- and presents them together in a single, coherent text. No attempt is made to find a cosy 'integration' between them; rather, students explore the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide, and Giacometti. This work includes an introduction, chronology and bibliography to Foucault's work.