The Little Book of Psychology

An Introduction to the Key Psychologists and Theories You Need to Know

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: £6.99
  • Publication date: 13 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786858078

About the book

If you want to know your Freud from your Jung and your Milgram from your Maslow, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of psychology. Including accessible primers on:

  • The early thinkers who contributed to psychological ideas and the birth of modern psychology
  • Famous (and often controversial) experiments and their repercussions
  • What psychology can teach us about memory, language, conformity, reasoning and emotions
  • The ethics of psychological studies
  • Recent developments in the modern fields of evolutionary and cyber psychology.

This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how the study of mind and behaviour has sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today.

About the author

Emily Ralls studied Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in evolutionary psychology and primate communication. She is now a college lecturer in West Sussex. She enjoys coffee, freediving, and walking her two greyhounds.

Caroline Riggs studied Human Psychology with Professional Training at Aston University. She now teaches Science and Psychology in West Sussex, alongside her work on Science communication projects. She enjoys visiting the most boring museums in the world. 

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