Introduction to Applied Psychology is designed to introduce the student to six if the main areas of applied psychology (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Sports & Exercise Psychology) as well as the core psychological knowledge that underpins these applied and professional areas.
Each section is divided into five chapters. The first and second of these cover the main areas of application. The third and fourth chapters cover basic research and psychological knowledge that is relevant to the applied area. The fifth and final chapter discusses the structure of the profession and professional issues from UK, European and international perspectives. An example of how such an applied topic would be constructed and formatted is given in an Appendix. As a result students learn core knowledge from the five main areas of psychology, as well as getting a thorough grounding in how this knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application.
This textbook is timely and provides coverage of several applied and professional areas in a single accessible book that assumes no prior knowledge of psychology. All chapters are written by experts in their particular areas of applied psychology.