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Classic Case Studies in Psychology

This new edition of Classic Case Studies is the essential selection of case studies and stories that illustrate not only many of the most fundamental tenets of psychology, but also some of the most extreme forms of human behavior. The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory, these famous accounts have provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers and amazed the public at large. Brough to life by Rolls, each case is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each subfield is also discussed. Revised and updated, the new edition features two new case studies, including the 'Jim Twins' by Thomas Bouchard, an amazing case of twins separated at birth and adopted by different parents, yet when reunited 30 years later shared so many behavioural characteristics. Also featuring a new chapter on approaches, issues and debates, accessibly written and requiring no prior knowledge of psychology, this book is essential reading for A-Level students and undergraduates alike. Geoff Rolls has taught psychology for over 26 years and is currently Head of Psychology at Peter Symonds College, Winchester. He is the author of the popular Women Can't Park, Men Can't Pack (Chambers, 2009), which investigates gender stereotypes (including driving), and also Taking the Proverbial (Chambers, 2007), which explores the psychological truth behind well-known proverbs and sayings.
Literary Form
non fiction
Fourth edition.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (322 pages)
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