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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

Online resources at www.sagepub.co.uk/essentialpsychology3e
 
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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