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Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction / Edition 1
     

Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction / Edition 1

by Philip Banyard, Mark N. O. Davies, Christine Norman, Belinda Winder
 

ISBN-10: 1847875386

ISBN-13: 9781847875389

Pub. Date: 03/12/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don't need on your course. Written by a UK team of

Overview

Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don't need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is:

  • stylish and presented in full color
  • has an abundance of learning features to make your studies enjoyable and fruitful
  • includes a companion website (www.sagepub.co.uk./banyard) with a host of lecturer and student-focused material to assist both teaching and learning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847875389
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY
Sex, Lies and Digital Horizons - Mark N O Davies and Philip Banyard
How Psychology Became a Science - Simon Watts
Issues and Debates in Psychology - Garry Young
PART TWO: HOW WE THINK AND MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Memory - Thom Baguley and Andrew J Edmonds
An Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Attention - Andrew K Dunn and Paula C Stacey
Thinking and Problem-Solving - Gary Jones
PART THREE: HOW OUR BRAINS AFFECT OUR BEHAVIOUR: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Human Nervous System: Functional Anatomy - Antonio Castro and Mark J T Sergeant
Communication within the Brain - Rachel Horsley and Christine Norman
Brain and Behaviour: Sex Differences - Mark J T Sergeant and Antonio Castro
PART FOUR: HOW WE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Behaviour within Groups - Susan Hansen, Paige Wilcoxson and Dan Bysouth
Behaviour between Groups - Mick Gregson, Rowena Hill and Nicholas Blagden
Social Judgements and Behaviour - Alex Meredith and Monica Whitty
PART FIVE: HOW WE GROW AND CHANGE: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Development during the Early Years - Lucy J Betts et al
Development during the School Years - Lee Farrington-Flint et al
Atypical Child Development - Gayle V Dillon, Susannah J Lamb and Andrew Grayson
PART SIX: HOW WE KNOW AND MEASURE OUR INDIVIDUALITY: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Personality - Glenn Williams, Jamie Murphy and James Houston
Intelligence: Measuring the Mind - Eva Sundin
Self - Jill Arnold and Brendan Gough
Glossary
References
Index

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