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Great Ideas in Psychology

A Cultural and Historical Introduction

This book focuses on the key ideas of the most important modern psychologists. Nineteen classic "great ideas" in psychology are critically assessed in their cultural and historical context, with topics ranging from neuroscience to personality, development to socio-cultural issues. The simple narrative style and chapter structure, combined with "critical thinking questions" and a shortlist of essential readings for further study at the end of each chapter, provides an ideal approach for anyone interested in learning about the key ideas and theories in psychology

"This clear, erudite and elegant treatment of seminal psychological ideas will reward its readers with an excellent introduction to the intellectual currents of the discipline."

– Ciaran Benson - Professor and Chair of Psychology, University College Dublin

"An excellent book"

– Robert Sternberg - IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Yale University, and Past President of