Books
Publications 

Journal Articles and Conference Presentations
Our team is research active and has a broad portfolio of regular publications. For information on journal articles and conference presentations, visit the Academic Staff web pages on the link below.

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Textbooks written by the team
  • Palgrave Insights in Psychology: Gender
    Gender is a crucial part of both our individual identities and our wider society. This textbook provides a comprehensive account of the development of gender during infancy and childhood and is an ideal introduction for students who are both new to this topic and for those looking for a more in depth source.

    'Gender' provides a helpful overview of the role of the biological and cultural in the creation of gender, allowing the reader to see how important both are in understanding our identities as gendered. The book features a useful chronological examination of gender development; looking at infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. Important theoretical contributions to the study of gender are also reviewed, including social constructionism, psychoanalytic approaches and social learning theory. Furthermore the book includes examines chapters on historical and cultural variations in gender conceptualisations, offering a global and far-reaching understanding of the topic area.

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  • Psychology Express: Social Psychology (Undergraduate Revision Guide)
    This revision guide provides concise coverage of the central topics within Social Psychology, presented within a framework designed to help you focus on assessment and exams. The guide is organised to cater for QAA and BPS recommendations for course content.

    A final chapter revisiting topics from a critical perspective has been included to cater for this increasingly popular approach. Sample questions, assessment advice and exam tips drive the organisation within chapters so you are able to grasp and marshal your thoughts towards revision of the main topics.

    Features focused on critical thinking, practical applications and key research will offer additional pointers for you in your revision process and exam preparation.

    A companion website provides supporting resources for self testing, exam practice, answers to questions in the book, and links to further resources.

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  • Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide
    Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide is the only research methods guide fully accredited and approved by the British Psychological Society!

    It presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology:

    * Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students
    * Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology - observation, experimentation and survey methods
    * Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology
    * Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia
    * Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative.

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  • Promoting Healthy Behaviour: A Practical Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals
    Lifestyle diseases are the scourge of the modern Western world. Smoking, eating badly, not exercising, excessive drinking: these are but a few of the major challenges facing the NHS.

    People understand why these habits are bad for them, and most people understand how to tackle them –so why is it that so many people don't have a healthy lifestyle? And, more importantly, how can we change this?

    This book is designed for healthcare professionals of all types, at any stage in their career. It addresses the role psychology can play in reversing poor lifestyles, putting theory into practice in the most effective and simple ways to make a change.

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  • The Psychology of Lifestyle: Promoting Healthy Behaviour
    The Psychology of Lifestyle: Promoting Healthy Behaviour jointly authored by the Head of Department Katie Thirlaway takes a comprehensive look at what we have learnt about effective behavioural change since the government first set clear targets to improve the lifestyle choices of the British population in the 1990s.

    This innovative text argues that health education with its focus on informing people about the risks of unhealthy choices and the benefits of healthy choices is unlikely to achieve positive lifestyle change.

    Katie and her colleague present the valuable contribution that psychological research and theory can play in promoting healthy behaviour.

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