This chapter concludes the book by first reviewing what we have learnt in the
previous chapters. We will then look at psychology in a broader light, by
briefly exploring one issue to show how the research focus changes over time.
Finally, we will look at how you can go about studying psychology and how to
become a psychologist.
Review of the book
The aim of this book was to introduce you to psychology by giving you a
flavour of what psychology is. In Part 1, we described what psychology is and
looked at how psychology research is done and how the findings are written as
research papers. In Part 2, we reviewed a selection of topics encompassed by
psychology, using one piece of research in detail from each of the core areas of
psychology. The purpose of looking at one paper was to give you a 'taster' of
that area and how the research is done. In Part 3, we looked at how ethical
issues are dealt with in psychology research. We will now review the major
points covered in each chapter.
|• ||Psychology is the systematic study of minds and behaviour.|
|• ||Psychology came to be a distinct subject in the mid-nineteenth
|• ||Our understanding of behaviour and minds, is based on evidence
|• ||Psychology is a broad subject involving a variety of approaches. These
approaches include cognitive, social, developmental, biological,|