Introducing Psychology for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals by Dominic Upton

By Dominic Upton

Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsis a refreshingly enticing, and available advent to psychology written particularly to aid nurses and different scientific and future health care execs, akin to Midwives and Care Assistants, in either their experiences and in perform. Assumingno earlier wisdom, the textual content emphasizes the significance of figuring out the mental proposal and motion of sufferers to ensure that nursing and healthcare pros to supply acceptable and passable sufferer care in perform. The seven chapters hide psychology issues suitable to nursing and well-being care together with some of the mental techniques and the way they are often utilized, psychology around the lifespan, the psychology of verbal exchange, cognitive psychology, the root of mental inspiration and motion, and the psychology of tension and discomfort. as well as being an amazing introductory textual content for all pre-registration nursing classes, this e-book can be appropriate for these in perform requiring a refresher or reference textual content.

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3. Behaviourism is concerned with: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) unobservable mental states modelling defence mechanisms observable behaviour none of the above. 4. According to the information processing approach: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The mind is analogous to a computer. It doesn’t matter what goes on inside the ‘black box’. Culture plays a major role in cognitive development. Thinking is information processing. (a) and (d). 5. Social learning theory is concerned with: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) 30 cognition observation modelling vicarious reinforcement all of the above.

According to Hough (2002), defence mechanisms are strategies designed to protect the individual against painful anxiety and ensure that the ego is not overwhelmed. Over a dozen defence mechanisms have been proposed by Freud and his followers. Among those commonly described are displacement, sublimation, projection, reaction formation, rationalisation and denial. The most basic and fundamental defence mechanism is called repression and implies the purposeful forgetting of anxiety-laden thoughts, memories or desires.

QXD 11/2/09 11:33 AM Page 27 FURTHER READING 3. The study of psychology is most concerned with which field of scientific inquiry? (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The science of philosophy The science of behaviour and mental processes The science of developmental processes The science of physical processes The science of emotional and mental processes. 4. Which of the following might affect an individual’s view about issues in psychology? (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Socio-cultural context Political beliefs Sources of funding All of the above None of the above.

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