Essential Psychology for Medical Practice (Student notes)

Essential Psychology for Medical Practice (Student notes) by Andrew Mathews, Andrew Steptoe

Title: Essential Psychology for Medical Practice (Student notes)
Author: Andrew Mathews, Andrew Steptoe
ISBN10: 0443034230
ISBN13: 978-0443034237
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone (July 1, 1988)
Language: English
Subcategory: Psychology
Size PDF: 1460 kb
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Pages: 186 pages
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Essential Psychology for Medical Practice (Student notes) by Andrew Mathews, Andrew Steptoe


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This book gradually evolved from a set of lecture notes used in the behavioural science course at St George's Hospital Medical School, London University. It aims to demonstrate the basis of psychology in experimental research and objective measurement of behaviour; and to show that the resulting knowledge has considerable relevance to medical practice. It attempts to discard any material which does not have both medical relevance and a sufficient basis in empirical research, and progresses from the basic biologically oriented topics in psychology, to more complex psychosocial issues. Beginning by considering the ways in which the brain processes and stores environmental information, subsequent chapters consider how behaviour is modified as the result of experience. Remaining chapters are more directly organized around medical issues. Sources for further reading are listed after each chapter, together with study questions to guide readers in assessing their comprehension of what has been covered.