Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 6th edition

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500,000 students later Gross continues to set the standard for Psychology textbooks. This thoroughly updated edition is colorful, engaging, and packed with features that help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology. Gross is the 'bible' for students of Psychology and anyone in related fields such as Counseling, Nursing and Social Work who needs a reliable, catch-all text.

All the major domains of Psychology are covered in detail across 50 ...

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Overview


500,000 students later Gross continues to set the standard for Psychology textbooks. This thoroughly updated edition is colorful, engaging, and packed with features that help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology. Gross is the 'bible' for students of Psychology and anyone in related fields such as Counseling, Nursing and Social Work who needs a reliable, catch-all text.

All the major domains of Psychology are covered in detail across 50 manageable chapters that will help you get to grips with anything from the nervous system to memory, from attachment to personality, and everything in-between. A final section on issues and debates allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of Psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by Psychologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444108316
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/4/2010
  • Edition description: In Print
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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Richard Gross is the foremost author of psychology textbooks in Britian. His best-selling books include These, issues and Debates in Psychology, 3rd edition, Key Studies in Psychology, AQA(A) Psychology for A2 and Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: Applying Theory to Practice.

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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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