This globally-focused and renowned textbook spans the entire discipline of psychology - from the fundamental principles of psychology as a science, to more nuanced approaches in core disciplines such as cognitive, developmental, social and personality psychology. Woven together with engaging features, research boxes and activities that will help students to both think like a scientist and stretch their imagination.
In-depth and yet written with irresistible enthusiasm and humour by a world-renowned team of psychologists and researchers, this book is a complete course companion for all undergraduate psychology students. It is both engaging and yet scientifically sound and theoretically rigorous. The only book students need as they begin their study of psychology.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Edition description:||3rd ed. 2020|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Daniel Schacter is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, USA. He is the author of Searching for Memory and The Seven Sins of Memory, both winners of the APA's William James Book Award.
Daniel Gilbert is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, USA. He has won numerous awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
Daniel Wegner was Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, USA. Author of White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts and The Illusion of Conscious Will, he was also a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science magazine.
Bruce Hood is Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society at the University of Bristol, UK. Bruce has appeared in a number of TV science documentaries and in 2011 he delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures which were broadcast on the BBC to over 4 million viewers.
Table of Contents
1. Psychology: the evolution of a science.- 2. The methods of psychology .- 3. Neuroscience and behaviour .- 4. Sensation and perception.- 5. Memory.- 6. Learning.- 7. Language and thought.- 8. Consciousness.- 9. Intelligence.- 10. Emotion and motivation.- 11. Cognitive development.- 12. Social development.- 13. Personality.- 14. Social relationships.- 15. Social groups.- 16. Psychological disorders.- 17. Mental health.
What People are Saying About This
Now in its third edition, the definitive psychology textbook just got better. Each of the authors is an expert in their field, with decades of experience carrying out and reporting their research, providing this book with an unrivalled authority and clarity among its peers. With an engaging writing style and fascinating case studies, Schacter and colleagues have produced a nuanced guide that describes complex concepts and ideas in an accessible way, as well as explaining their relevance on a human level. It also makes excellent use of photographs, figures and tables to illustrate the authors' points, so it may be enjoyed as a great starting point to the subject or an accomplished non-fiction book in its own right. Recommended for students struggling to get to grips with psychology, and those looking to brush up their knowledge alike. – David Smith, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
This is a fantastic introduction to the fascinating field of psychology. The authors are not only some of the leading lights in the area, but are also clear and entertaining writers with their fingers on the pulse of the best new ideas and findings. – Steve Stewart-Williams, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
The authors have produced an excellent introduction to all the main topics in modern psychology. The book tickles the curiosity of the reader with surprising findings and funny anecdotes. The special attention paid to common thinking errors, mind bugs and psychomythology will help learners to think straight about psychology. The chapter on research methods and basic statistics is probably the best I have seen in an introductory text book. – Arie van der Lugt, Maastricht University, Netherlands
This is a great textbook with a wonderful accompanying website. Unlike many other introductory textbooks, it goes into depth and prepares students for research and practical applications of what they learn. The featured emphasis on critical thinking is more important today than ever. – Adele Diederich, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
This latest edition of Psychology is a comprehensive account of all things psychological and so much more. Each chapter has sections relevant today and it is written in an easy to follow style with relevant illustrations and a really useful glossary of terms alongside the text. This includes sections on Psychomythology, Real World Applications and Cultural Comparisons that really help to put everything in context. I would recommend this book to any Psychology student or Practitioner. – Julie Burton, University of Lincoln, UK
I’m a fan of this book. It provides an excellent introduction to some core topics in psychology, and pitches at just the right level for undergraduate students. The features (‘e.g. ‘happiness hacks’, ‘real world’) are great and demonstrate to students how exciting and contemporary psychological research can be personally relevant and applied to our everyday lives. But this book is not only great for students - it’s engaging enough to absorb the general reader, and along with the fantastic online resources it’s really useful for teachers too. – Michael Thorpe, University of Roehampton, UK