This text gives a general introduction to the subject but in a way that demonstrates its applicability to their work and to everyday life, whilst remaining academically grounded. It demonstrates how psychology can make a practical difference in the 'real world'. Topics covered include emotions, motivation, social life and the lifespan.* Basic, up-to-date introduction to psychological concepts* Practical exercises and techniques* Scene setting examples from real life
Kenneth Strongman is Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Arts, at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published several books on emotion, emotional experience and its implications, including The Psychology of Emotion: From Everyday Life to Theory, now in its fifth edition. He has also published numerous papers, and written extensively at the popular level.