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Environmental Psychology : An Introduction

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Environmental Psychology - Linda Steg (Editor); Agnes E. van den Berg (Editor); Judith I. M. de Groot (Editor)
Call Number: BF353.5.N37 E585 2013
ISBN: 9780470976388
Publication Date: 2012-04-30
Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers a research-based introduction to the psychological relationship between humans and their built and natural environments and discusses how sustainable environments can be created to the benefit of both people and nature Explores the environment′s effects on human wellbeing and behaviour, factors influencing environmental behaviour and ways of encouraging pro-environmental action Provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in environmental psychology, with an emphasis on sustainability as a unifying principle for theory, research and interventions While focusing primarily on Europe and North America, also discusses environmental psychology in non-Western and developing countries Responds to a growing interest in the contribution of environmental psychologists to understanding and solving environmental problems and promoting the effects of environmental conditions on health and wellbeing.


Thinking and Reasoning : An Introduction to the Psychology of Reason, Judgment and Decision Making

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Reasoning and Thinking - Ken Manktelow
Call Number: BF442 .M354 2012
ISBN: 9781841697406
Publication Date: 2012-03-21
Drawing upon research originally cited in Ken Manktelow's highly successful publication Reasoning and Thinking, this completely rewritten textbook reflects on the revolutionary changes that have occurred in the field in recent years, stemming from the huge expansion in research output, as well as new methods and explanations, and the appearance of numerous books on the subject aimed at the popular market. The area of psychological research reviewed in this book is one that is not only increasing in popularity in college curricula, but is also making an ever larger impact on the world outside the classroom. The main areas covered are probability judgement, deductive and inductive reasoning, decision making, hypothetical thinking and rationality. In each case, the material is almost entirely new, with topics such as the new paradigm in reasoning research, causal reasoning and counterfactual thinking appearing for the first time. The book also presents an extended treatment of decision making research, and contains a chapter on individual and cultural influences on thinking. Thinking and Reasoning provides a detailed, integrated and approachable treatment of this area of cognitive psychology, and is ideal reading for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students; indeed, for anyone interested in how we draw conclusions and make choices.


Introduction to qualitative methods in psychology

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Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology - Dennis Howitt; Duncan Cramer
Call Number: BF76.5 .H694 2010
ISBN: 9780132068741
Publication Date: 2010-07-14
This comprehensive introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology offers step by step practical advice and guidance on a range of important topics in this field. The qualitative researcher must learn how to collate data effectively in order to understand behaviour in a natural setting, how to understand an experience from the perspective of the research participant and also how to understand the meanings people give to their experience. Illustrative research studies throughout this book provide a picture of how different methods have been used to answer real research questions. Key concepts outline important terms and ideas; each chapter adopts a common structure to explain what each method encompasses, how to use it, and when to use it. Every chapter ends with recommended resources for further study including books, journal articles, and web pages as appropriate. Chapter overview and summaries provide a useful framework to help guide study and revision. The book is supported by a fantastic companion website featuring a range of great resources to help students consolidate their understanding of qualitative methods.Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology will equip the researcher with the ability and knowledge to collate and analyse data, whilst taking into account ethical considerations, to enable them to write up their qualitative research report.


Curious behavior : Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond

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Curious Behavior - Robert R. Provine
Call Number: BF199 .P765 2012
ISBN: 9780674048515
Publication Date: 2012-08-31
The kinds of reflexive behaviors people rarely think about, and are often embarassed by, are the topic of this entertaining popular book by Robert R. Provine (psychology and neuroscience, U. of Maryland, Baltimore County). Provine devotes a chapter to each behavior: yawning, laughing, crying out loud, tearing up, coughing, sneezing, hiccupping, vomiting, tickling, itching and scratching, and farting and belching. He throws in a couple of other categories: the fact that humans have visible whites to our eyes (most mammals do not), and the behavior of fetuses in the womb. The primary goal of the book is to entertain readers with facts about human biology. However, Provine has a basic neuroscientific interest, which he defines as "the behavioral keyboard."


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