Gerard Keegan Higher Psychology

ISBN 13: 9780340914755

Higher Psychology

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9780340914755: Higher Psychology

Now in full colour, Higher Psychology 2nd Edition is a revised, updated and extended edition of Higher Psychology: Approaches and Methods. It will support students studying the revised Higher Psychology course awarded by SQA from 2010. It will also be pertinent to Scottish HNC and HND students studying psychology, and anyone new to the subject at University level. The book gives full coverage of the mandatory Units within the new Higher arrangements (Understanding the Individual; The Individual in the Social Context; Investigating Behaviour) constituting: Cognitive, Developmental, Biological and Social Psychology, Atypical Behaviour and Investigative Research Methods and is written in the direct, open and accessible style for which the first edition was so universally acclaimed. 'Presentation, content and readability are all first class...It can be used as the central text or easily dipped into for reference...It will engage students...' Review of the first edition, Times Educational Supplement Scotland

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Gerard Keegan is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Social Sciences at Kilmarnock College in Ayrshire. He has developed, taught and assessed psychology in Scotland for 25 years. He is a former Principal Assessor and Reviewer for SQA Psychology, and author of numerous publications for HSDU and Learning and Teaching Scotland. He was the first Chair of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology (Scotland), and is active in the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network.

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I liked the overall impression of the publication and as a tutor of psychology myself I could appreciate that there was comprehensive coverage in a down-to-earth way. I particularly like the sections on the psychoanalytic approach and the biological approach. Getting these topic areas right in balance can be tricky but Mr Keegan has done a good job here, ! I warmed to the author within the first few pages of the introduction where I was impressed with his honesty. His preface explains his love of psychology and a bit about his background which creates confidence that the man 'knows his stuff'. -- Glo Potter, Principal Community Learning Worker, K This book is eminently readable. It can be used as the central text of a course or easily dipped into for reference. Presentation, content and readability are all first class. Modern textbooks have to compete with the television and videos. This gives them a run for their money. -- Times Educational Supplement, Scotland 20030221

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