Psychology

Series
Pearson
Author
G. Neil Martin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
928
Pub.-date
September 2018
ISBN13
9781292090580
ISBN
1292090588
Related Titles



Description

Psychology is the internationally best-selling introduction to one of the world’s most exciting sciences. This popular text explores every major branch in the field, allowing students to discover classic and contemporary topics, theories and applications.

 

A range of engaging pedagogical features bring alive the diverse strands within the subject.

Richly illustrated throughout, with examples from across the globe, this is an essential read for students of psychology and related disciplines just beginning their studies, as well as for those who simply want to explore psychology in more depth.

 

Features

·    Cutting Edge: 62 all new sections for this edition, introducing important and exciting research from across the discipline.

·    Controversies in Psychological Science: current debates that encourage students to reflect upon the complex nature of topics within the field, covering issues such as: what is the role of oxytocin in trustworthiness? When is it right to deceive participants in psychological studies? Does brain training work? Do learning styles exist? … and many more.

·    Psychology in Action: sections highlighting the link between theory and application. Consider a range of real world examples such as: what will make you a better student? Does speed-reading work?

·    International Perspectives: covers topics such as happiness and how brain research is being conducted in a global context.

New to this Edition

This new 6th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes over 1000 new references, as well as coverage of the DSM5 and new topics such as social neuroscience, spurious correlations, new theories of intelligence, the history of neuroscience and the Dark Tetrad. It also includes a discussion of the importance of replication, to encourage students to engage with this topical issue.

Table of Contents

Preface to the sixth edition
‭Guided tour
‭The teaching package
‭The authors
‭Acknowledgements
‭Publisher’s acknowledgements

‭ 1. The science of psychology
‭ 2. How to study behaviour
‭ 3. Evolution, genetics and behaviour
‭ 4. Psychobiology and neuroscience
‭ 5. Sensation
‭ 6. Perception
‭ 7. Learning and behaviour
‭ 8. Memory
‭ 9. Consciousness
‭ 10. Language and communication
‭ 11. Intelligence and thinking
‭ 12. Developmental psychology
‭ 13. Motivation and emotion
‭ 14. Personality
‭ 15. Social psychology I: Social cognition and attitudes
‭ 16. Social psychology II: Interpersonal and group processes
‭ 17. Psychology and health
‭ 18. Mental health and illness
Glossary
‭ References
‭ Indexes

Back Cover

Psychology is the internationally best-selling introduction to one of the world’s most exciting sciences. This popular text explores every major branch in the field, allowing students to discover classic and contemporary topics, theories and applications.

 

This new 6th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes over 1000 new references, as well as coverage of the DSM5 and new topics such as social neuroscience, spurious correlations, new theories of intelligence, the history of neuroscience and the Dark Tetrad. It also includes a discussion of the importance of replication, to encourage students to engage with this topical issue.

 

A range of engaging pedagogical features bring alive the diverse strands within the subject. These include:

 

·    Cutting Edge: 62 all new sections for this edition, introducing important and exciting research from across the discipline.

·    Controversies in Psychological Science: current debates that encourage students to reflect upon the complex nature of topics within the field, covering issues such as: what is the role of oxytocin in trustworthiness? When is it right to deceive participants in psychological studies? Does brain training work? Do learning styles exist? … and many more.

·    Psychology in Action: sections highlighting the link between theory and application. Consider a range of real world examples such as: what will make you a better student? Does speed-reading work?

·    International Perspectives: covers topics such as happiness and how brain research is being conducted in a global context.

 

Richly illustrated throughout, with examples from across the globe, this is an essential read for students of psychology and related disciplines just beginning their studies, as well as for those who simply want to explore psychology in more depth.

 

About the authors

 

Dr G. Neil Martin is Professor of Psychology and Head of Programmes for Psychology at Regent’s University, London

Dr Neil R. Carlson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, USA

 

Author

Dr G. Neil Martin is Professor of Psychology and Head of Programmes for Psychology at Regent’s University, London

Dr Neil R. Carlson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, USA