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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology

ISBN 9780230295377
Publication Date March 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

Where did psychology originate? How has it evolved? These questions are at the heart of understanding the key debates that are central to psychology.   In this highly approachable introduction, Fairholm tackles the big questions in psychology covering the ever controversial nature vs. nurture debate, free will and determinism, and other important topics. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the most important issues that psychologists continue to dispute in the twenty-first century.

IAN FAIRHOLM is Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University of Bath, UK. He has been teaching Psychology for over 10 years predominantly at undergraduate level but has also done some A level and postgraduate teaching.

Introduction and Overview
Ethical Issues in Psychology
The Nature and Nurture Debate
Gender Bias
Cultural Bias
Determinism and Free Will


A fascinating insight into psychology 'behind the scenes'. Ian Fairholm has written an authoritative and accessible account of what makes the subject of psychology really tick.' - Mike Cardwell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Bath Spa University, UK, and a former Chief Examiner
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