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Dreaming

J. Allan Hobson.

April 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 168 pages.

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction provides an increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. It explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting...

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Schizophrenia

Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone.

May 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 208 pages.

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction considers a common mental disorder that has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. While patients typically hear voices in their...

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Emotion

Dylan Evans.

February 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychology; cognitive psychology. 160 pages.

Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings?...

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Consciousness

Susan Blackmore.

March 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: consciousness. 160 pages.

How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in...

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Memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

November 2008; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: memory. 144 pages.

Memory: A Very Short Introduction weaves together case-studies, anecdotes, literature and philosophy, and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to address these and many other...

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Psychiatry

Tom Burns.

September 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychiatry; psychology. 160 pages.

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It identifies the major mental illnesses and explains why they are no longer considered just...

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Psychology

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychology. 176 pages.

Psychology: A Very Short Introduction provides an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance by looking at normal and abnormal behaviour, perception...

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Freud

Anthony Storr.

February 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history and systems in psychology. 176 pages.

Freud: A Very Short Introduction discusses the life and work of Sigmund Freud. The founder of psychoanalysis, Freud developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only now, with...

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Intelligence

Ian J. Deary.

February 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: intelligence and reasoning. 148 pages.

Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction describes how and why people differ in their thinking power by dealing with issues such as what intelligence is, whether there are several different...

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Forensic Psychology

David Canter.

June 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: criminal and forensic psychology. 160 pages.

Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process. It includes explanations of criminal behaviour and...

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