Theoretical Issues in Psychology
- Sacha Bem - Leiden University, Netherlands
- Huib Looren de Jong - Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
History of Psychology | Philosophical Psychology | Psychological Theory & Systems (General)
- Stuart Wilson, Queen Margaret University
The 3rd edition of Theoretical Issues in Psychology provides an authoritative overview of the conceptual issues in psychology which introduces the underlying philosophies that underpin them.
It includes new insights across the philosophy of science combined with increased psychological coverage to show clearly how these two communities interrelate, ensuring an integrative understanding of the fundamental debates and how they link to your wider studies. Key features of this new edition include:
- Concise paragraphs, multiple examples and additional summaries throughout to help you focus on key areas of knowledge.
- Textboxes with definitions and key concepts to help your understanding of the main debates and ideas.
- New content on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, cognition and cognitive neuroscience.
- New up-to-date material on consciousness and evolutionary psychology.
- For lecturers and teachers, PowerPoint slides are available for each chapter.
Sacha Bem & Huib Looren de Jong's textbook remains essential for students taking courses in conceptual and historical issues in psychology, the philosophy of psychology or theoretical psychology.
This was a really good read and a really excellent introduction to the subject matter. I thought that the definition boxes were great. I brilliant introduction to philosophy.
This book forms the basis of seminar discussions.
Good for keen students
As an introductory text this book has the challenge of explaining complex theoretical issues. It is aided by the accessible layout and an engaging writing style. It is supplemented by a helpful glossary of key terms. A key text for students who are keen to further their understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of psychology.
Some aspects of this book were too specific for education students, I may use it as a reference copy for myself but not as a recommended reader for students.
This is an excellent additional text to my module Psychological Perspectives on the Self. It addresses most complex issues of the self and students benefit from the high level overview and analysis that this text offers.
This books gives a good insight into the theoretical and methedological challanges facing psychology today and supplements the other books in the course well.
This is a very well written text, but one that is too specific to the field of academic psychology for my (more clinically focussed) module
Good clear and comrehensive introduction to the issues in the philosophy of science
an excellent text, through and detailed examining detailed concepts in Psychology