Oxford AQA Psychology A Level Year 2

Oxford AQA Psychology A Level Year 2

By Simon Green, Rob Lewis, Julia Willerton, Dave Cox, Kevin Silber
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Book Description

Written by the highly experienced author-examiner team of Simon Green, Rob Lewis and Julia Willerton, this popular series has been extensively revised to provide authoritative, accurate and comprehensive coverage of the 2015 specification. This book will help you to develop core psychology skills and encourage you to become a competent researcher and independent learner.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Research methods
  • Research methods and experiment designs
  • Scientific processes
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Inferential testing
  • Part 3:Issues and options in psychology
    • Chapter 1: Issues and debates in psychology
      • Gender and culturein psychology
      • Free will and determinism
      • The nature–nurture debate
      • Reductionism and holism
      • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches
      • Ethics
    • Chapter 2: Relationships
      • Evolutionary explanations for partner preferences
      • Attraction and romantic relationships
      • Virtual relationships
      • Theories of romantic relationships
      • Parasocial relationships
    • Chapter 3: Gender
      • Sex and gender
      • The role of chromosomes
      • Social learning theory applied to gender development
      • Cognitive explanations of gender development
      • Psychodynamic explanations of gender development
    • Chapter 4: Cognition and development
      • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
      • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
      • Baillargeon’s work on early infant abilities
      • The development of social cognition
    • Chapter 5: Schizophrenia
      • What is schizophrenia?
      • Biological explanations of schizophrenia
      • Psychological explanations of schizophrenia
      • Drug therapy
      • Psychological therapies
      • Interactionist approaches to schizophrenia
    • Chapter 6: Eating behaviour
      • Biological control of eating
      • Biological explanations of anorexia nervosa
      • Psychological explanations of eating disorders
      • Biological explanations ofobesity
      • Psychological explanations of obesity
    • Chapter 7: Stress
      • What is stress?
      • The physiology of stress
      • The role of stress in illness
      • Measuring stress
      • Sources of stress
      • Individual differences in stress
      • Managing and coping withstress
    • Chapter 8: Aggression
      • Neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression
      • The ethological explanation of aggression
      • Social psychological explanations of human aggression
      • Institutional aggression
      • Media influences on aggression
    • Chapter 9: Forensic psychology
      • Problems in defining crime
      • Offender profiling
      • Biological explanations of offending behaviour
      • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour
      • Dealing with offending behaviour
    • Chapter 10: Addiction
      • Descriptions of addiction
      • Risk factors in addiction
      • Nicotine addiction
      • Gambling addiction
      • Methods for reducing addiction
      • Applying behaviour change models to addictive behaviour
  • Examination skills
  • References
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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