Key Topics in Social Sciences

An A-Z guide for student nurses

Mark Walsh

Price: £15.99, $23.99, €19.19

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: April 26, 2018

Pages: 206 pages

ISBN: 9781908625496 Related titles: ,

Other editions available: Ebook

Description

Key Topics in Social Sciences is a collection of short articles summarising the most important concepts in sociology and psychology that nursing and healthcare students will need to understand. Each entry is intended to give a brief introduction to the topic as a prompt for writing essays and assignments.

  • Arranged in alphabetical order so you can find entries quickly and easily
  • Short entries take you straight to the heart of each topic
  • A great starting point for essays and assignments
  • Ideal for revision before assessments and exams
  • Cross-references and further reading suggestions provided so you can study in more depth as needed.

From reviews: “It’s a really easy to use book, the layout is very user friendly and I like the references for further reading at the end of each section. I would really recommend this book to all student nurses as it can help support most assignments.” Third-year nursing student, University of Surrey

A
Age and Ageing; Agency; Alienation; Altruism; Anti-psychiatry; Anxiety; Attachment; Attitudes; Attribution theory; Authority; Autonomy

B
Behaviour; Behaviour modification; Behaviourism; Biomedical model; (The) Body

C
Capitalism; Causality; Challenging behaviour; Child abuse; Child development; Child poverty; Citizenship; Classical conditioning; Clinical iceberg; Cognitive perspective; Cognitive behavioural therapy; Cognitive development; Cognitive dissonance; Community; Conformity; Consumerism / consumption; Culture

D
Data; Defence mechanisms; Demography; Depression; Developmental norms; Disabilities; Discourse; Discrimination; Diversity; Division of labour

E
Early experiences; Eating disorders; Emotion; Emotional intelligence; Emotional labour; Empathy; Epidemiology; Equalities; Ethics; Ethnicity; Evaluation

F
Families; Family therapy; Feminism; Freud; Functionalism

G
Gender; Genetics; Globalisation; Group(s) / group dynamics; Group therapy

H
Health; Humanistic perspective; Human Rights; Hypothesis

I
Ideal type; Identity; Identity politics; Ideology; Industrialisation; Inequalities; Interactionism; Intersectionality

L
Labelling theory; Learning difficulties (and learning disabilities); Life chances; Loss

M
Market; Marxism; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; Medicalisation; Memory; Mental illness; Migration; Modernity; Moral panic; Morbidity and mortality; Motivation

N
Narrative(s); Need; Neuroscience

O
Obedience; Operant conditioning

P
Paradigm; Patriarchy; Perception; Personality; Person-centred counselling; Personalisation; Phobias; Piaget, Jean; Postmodernism; Positive psychology; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Poverty; Power; Prejudice; Profession; Psychiatry; Psychoanalysis; Psychodynamic perspective; Psychological interventions; Psychological perspective; Public sphere

R
Realism; Reflexivity; Reinforcement; Research methods; Resilience; Risk assessment; Rogers, Carl; Role / role theory; Role models

S
Science; Self; Self-actualisation; Self-concept and self-esteem; Self-harm; Separation (and loss); Sexuality; Sick role; Social action and social structure; Social class; Social constructionism; Social institution; Social learning theory; Social mobility; Social model of health; Social policy; Social support; Socialisation; Socialism; Society; Sociological perspective; Sociology; Status; Stereotyping; Stigma; Stress (and coping)

U
Unconscious mind; Underclass; Urbanisation

V
Values; Violence (and aggression)

W
Welfare; Welfare state

‘It’s a really easy to use book, the layout is very user friendly and I like the references for further reading at the end of each section. I would really recommend this book to all student nurses as it can help support most assignments.’
Student reviewer

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