Showing how basic psychological processes are relevant to a variety of everyday situations and contexts, this book provides a comprehensive look at psychology at work and in almost every area of day-to-day living. Psychology is the study of people - how they think, what they experience, why they act as they do and what motivates them. We are all "natural" psychologists in some way, we all spend most of our conscious lives making sense of people, but sometimes we may not be very good at it. Psychologists look below the surface to understand the underlying processes and mechanisms which reproduce in human behaviour. The book covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, from the applications of knowledge to how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of social living. It includes well-developed but unknown areas such as space psychology and eco-psychology, showing the scope of applied psychology and giving ideas for other areas where psychology could usefully contribute to our everyday lives.
Table of Contents
01 - applying psychology 02 - applied cognitive psychology 03 - applied social psychology 04 - applied bio-psychology 05 - applied development psychology 06 - clinical psychology 07 - counselling psychology 08 - health psychology 09 - forensic psychology 10 - educational psychology 11 - applied psychology of teaching and learning 12 - occupational psychology 13 - organisational psychology 14 - engineering and design psychology 15 - space psychology 16 - sport psychology 17 - consumer psychology 18 - environmental psychology 19 - political psychology 20 - applied psychology as a profession taking it further index
Nicky Hayes is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an Honorary Life Member of the British Psychological Society. She is an experienced teacher and examiner who has taught psychology for over twenty years, and has written several books". Nicky has academic qualifications in both Psychology and Education, and was awarded the British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Teaching of Psychology in 1997.