Understand Applied Psychology shows how basic psychological processes are relevant to everyday situations and contexts. From education to occupational psychology, this book provides a comprehensive look at psychology in almost every area of day-to-day living. It covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, explaining how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of living. The book also 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 it could usefully contribute to our everyday lives. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of applied psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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 a highly 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.