Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour

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Gross's book has been described as the trailblazer in the psychology textbook revolution and the psychology student's bible. It has established itself as the benchmark introductory psychology textbook. Its 50 chapters cover every conceivable topic, from substance abuse to health psychology, from criminological psychology to moral development. This fifth edition has been fully revised to incorporate significant recent research findings and provides a comprehensive resource for readers at all levels. A brand new ...
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Overview


Gross's book has been described as the trailblazer in the psychology textbook revolution and the psychology student's bible. It has established itself as the benchmark introductory psychology textbook. Its 50 chapters cover every conceivable topic, from substance abuse to health psychology, from criminological psychology to moral development. This fifth edition has been fully revised to incorporate significant recent research findings and provides a comprehensive resource for readers at all levels. A brand new CD-Rom in the back of the book supplies fantastic extra resources for every chapter, including drag-and-drop exercises, self-assessment questions, sample essay answers, downloadable schemas, useful websites, and further reading linking to every chapter. Now in full color and generously illustrated to bring the text to life, this new edition is more reader-friendly than ever. Essential reading for all psychology students and those following a wide range of courses including health, nursing and social work, as well as the interested general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340561362
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is this thing called psychology? 3
2 Theoretical approaches to psychology 16
3 Psychology as a science 36
4 The nervous system 53
5 Sensory processes 77
6 Parapsychology 92
7 States of consciousness and bodily rhythms 104
8 Substance dependence and abuse 123
9 Motivation 139
10 Emotion 156
11 Learning and conditioning 170
12 Application : health psychology 186
13 Attention and performance 215
14 Pattern recognition 231
15 Perception : processes and theories 243
16 The development of perceptual abilities 264
17 Memory and forgetting 281
18 Language, thought and culture 306
19 Language acquisition 319
20 Problem-solving, decision-making and artificial intelligence 338
21 Application : cognition and the law 355
22 Social perception 375
23 Attribution 394
24 Attitudes and attitude change 405
25 Prejudice and discrimination 423
26 Conformity and group influence 441
27 Obedience 455
28 Interpersonal relationships 468
29 Aggression and antisocial behaviour 494
30 Altruism and prosocial behaviour 511
31 Application : the social psychology of sport 526
32 Early experience and social development 541
33 Development of the self-concept 566
34 Cognitive development 581
35 Moral development 601
36 Gender development 620
37 Adolescence 635
38 Adulthood 648
39 Old age 666
40 Application : exceptional development 682
41 Intelligence 705
42 Personality 730
43 Psychological abnormality : definitions and classification 757
44 Psychopathology 775
45 Treatments and therapies 807
46 Application : criminological psychology 835
47 Bias in psychological theory and research 855
48 Ethical issues in psychology 867
49 Free will and determinism, and reductionism 886
50 Nature and nurture 900
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