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Essential Psychology

Essential Psychology

Third Edition
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Psychology (General)

May 2019 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The third edition of Essential Psychology provides a thorough introduction for students and anyone who wishes to gain a strong overview of the field. This team of authors provide a student-friendly guide to Psychology, with a vivid narrative writing style, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and online resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The third edition:
- Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses
- Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology
- Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study

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PART I: The Foundations of Modern Psychology: What We Know About Human Beings
Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time...The Evolution of Human Behaviour
Chapter 2: How Psychology Became a Science
Chapter 3: Doing Psychological Research
Chapter 4: The Replication Crisis
PART II: Cognitive Psychology: How We Think and Make Sense of the World
Chapter 5: Memory
Chapter 6: An Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Attention
Chapter 7: Learning
Chapter 8: Thinking and Problem Solving
Chapter 9: Language and Literacy
PART III: Biological Psychology: How Our Brains Affect Our Behaviour
Chapter 10: The Human Nervous System: Functional Anatomy
Chapter 11: Communication within the Brain
Chapter 12: Brain and Behaviour: Sex Differences
Chapter 13: Motivation and Emotion
PART IV: Social Psychology: How We Interact with Each Other
Chapter 14: Behaviour within Groups
Chapter 15: Behaviour between Groups
Chapter 16: Social Judgements and Behaviour
PART V: Developmental Psychology: How We Grow and Change
Chapter 17: Development during the Early Years
Chapter 18: Development during the School Years
Chapter 19: Atypical Child Development
Chapter 20: Adulthood to Ageing
PART VI: The Psychology of Individual Differences: How We Know and Measure Our Individuality
Chapter 21: Personality
Chapter 22: Intelligence: Measuring the Mind
Chapter 23: Self
PART VII: Applied Psychology: How We Use Psychology
Chapter 24: Mental Health, Mental Illness and Psychopathology
Chapter 25: Psychological Interventions
Chapter 26: Health Psychology
Chapter 27: Forensic Psychology

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ISBN: 9781526456854