Psychology: An Introduction

Psychology: An Introduction
  • eBook:
    Psychology: An Introduction
  • Author:
    Leslie et al. Swartz
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    December 2016
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  • Language:
  • Pages:
    616 pages
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Book Description
Psychology: An Introduction is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first year students. The 4th edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as well as streamlining the detail provided in the narrative introductions, research findings and relevant case studies. This gives students the tools to develop their own ideas and to engage critically with the content. Psychology: An Introduction provides an excellent foundation for students pursuing careers in diverse fields, such as health, education, business, and social development.


PART 1. Introduction to psychology
Chapter 1: Finding out about people
Chapter 2: Research methods in psychology

PART 2. Developmental psychology
Chapter 3: Early and middle childhood
Chapter 4: Adolescence, adulthood and aging

PART 3. Personality
Chapter 5: Theories of personality
Chapter 6: Personality assessment

PART 4. Brain and behaviour
Chapter 7: Biological and neuropsychology
Chapter 8: Sensation and perception

PART 5. Cognitive psychology
Chapter 9: Learning and conditioning
Chapter 10: Motivation and emotion 226
Chapter 11: Thinking
Chapter 12: Attention
Chapter 13: Memory
Chapter 14: Language
Chapter 15: Intelligence

PART 6. Social psychology
Chapter 16: Interpersonal attraction
Chapter 17: Group concepts
Chapter 18: Poverty and ethnicity
Chapter 19: Sex, gender and sexuality
Chapter 20: Violence, traumatic stress, peacemaking and peacebuilding

PART 7. Psychology and health
Chapter 21: Risk behaviour and stress
Chapter 22: Substance abuse and psychopharmacology
Chapter 23: Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, TB and parasites

PART 8. Mental health
Chapter 24: Psychopathology
Chapter 25: Psychotherapies
Chapter 26: Community mental health

PART 9. Organisational psychology
Chapter 27: Organisational psychology

PART 10. African and Eastern psychologies
Chapter 28: African and Eastern psychologies

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