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Understanding people

Butt, Trevor (2003) Understanding people. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781403904652

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Understanding People provides an overview and critique of current psychological assumptions about people and what differentiates them, and replaces them with a set of ideas taken from social constructionism. It begins with an examination of contemporary theories, then explores the critique of the social constructionists, before laying out the basis of an understanding of human action and behaviour, drawing on phenomenology and personal construct theory. Using everyday experience to illustrate the issues in personality theory (Is behaviour situation-specific? Why do we have a sense of self? Is there an unconscious?), this book will breathe life into an area of psychology that is so often arid, and, in the eyes of students, divorced from their world.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: UoA 41 (Sociology)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Catherine Parker
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 15:26
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2008 19:45
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1783

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