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The Psychology Survey series of the British Psychological Society offers students and researchers a convenient method of keeping up to date with new developments in many different areas of the field. As with previous volumes, the thirteen reviews inMoreThe Psychology Survey series of the British Psychological Society offers students and researchers a convenient method of keeping up to date with new developments in many different areas of the field. As with previous volumes, the thirteen reviews in Psychology Survey 6 are written by professionals chosen not only for their original contribution to the subjects they review, but also for their skill at communicating technical information and describing current controversies in a style that is accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of the topic.The book covers subjects that range from central topics in academic psychology memory, eating disorders, a cognitive approach to emotion, reasoning - to reviews of areas of more general interest - the influences of television, hypnosis, social identity, and the use of the computer.The chapters and authors are: Identity, Glynis Breakwell- Language, Social Identity and Health, Caroline Dryden and Howard Giles- The Psychological Influences of Television, Barrie Gunter- Eating and Eating Disorders, Peter Wright- The Ethics and Politics of Animal Experimentation, Jeffrey A. Gray- Experiments and Experience: Usefulness and Insight in Psychology, Keith Oatley- The Concepts of Sociobiology, John Lazarus- Human Organic Memory Disorders, Andrew Mayes- Psychology and Computer Design, David J. Oborne- Emotion: Cognitive Approaches, Brian Parkinson- Hypnosis, Graham Wagstaff- Reasoning, Jonathan St. B. T. Evans- Face Recognition, Andrew Young.Halla Beloff is Senior Lecturer in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Andrew Colman is Reader in psychology at the University of Leicester. Distributed for the British Psychological Society.