Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice

Paperback | January 20, 2012

byDebra Bekerian, Archie Levey

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For many students, the lecture hall or seminar room may seem vastly removed from the reality of everyday life. Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demystifies the link between the study of psychology, and psychology in the real world, illustrating how the application of psychologycan be of benefit in many everyday settings. This book is uniquely structured as a series of themed 'rooms' which the reader is encouraged to explore, with each room examining a real world situation in which the psychologist has an important impact. These include the Word room, examining the role of the occupational psychologist; the Teachingroom, focusing on the field of educational psychology; and the Crime room, centered on the activities of the forensic psychologist. Each room contains an overview of the key psychological concepts which are applied in each situation, before leading the reader through a number of scenarios - case studies which present the concepts in an applied context, and show how the psychologist's expertise is drawn upon, and what effecttheir input can have. Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice is an invaluable resource for all students of psychology, showing just how psychology extends beyond the lecture hall to have a vital impact on our everyday lives. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice features: For registered adopters of the book: - PowerPoint slides, showcasing accompanying material for each chapter of the book, for lecturers to download and adapt For students: -A Journal Club provision of related research articles and accompanying questions

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For many students, the lecture hall or seminar room may seem vastly removed from the reality of everyday life. Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demystifies the link between the study of psychology, and psychology in the real world, illustrating how the application of psychologycan be of benefit in many everyday settings...

Debra Bekerian is a former Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, and Archie Levey is a former Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:January 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199235910

ISBN - 13:9780199235919

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Table of Contents

Part 1 - The transition from theory to practice1. About this book2. The origins and scope of applied psychology3. Applying theory to practicePart 2 - The rooms4. The Crime Room5. The Court Room6. The Work Room7. The War Room8. The Treatment Room9. The Sport Room10. The Teaching Room11. The Nature Room