Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour


By (author) Nigel Holt, By (author) Andy Bremner, By (author) Ed Sutherland, By (author) Michael Vliek, By (author) Michael W. Passer, By (author) Ronald E. Smith

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 1072 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 271mm x 32mm | 1,884g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0077136403
  • ISBN 13: 9780077136406
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 66,415

Product description

After extensive consultation, thorough updating, inclusion of new research and topics, and the addition of a fantastic new online learning platform, "Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour" is better than ever. The second edition is an engaging and exciting introduction to the study of psychology. This book's scientific approach, which brings together international research, practical application and the levels of analysis framework, encourages critical thinking about psychology and its impact on our daily lives.

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Author information

Nigel Holt is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at Aberystwyth University. Andy Bremner is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmith's, University of London. Ed Sutherland is Director of Student Education and a Lecturer in cognitive psychology at the University of Leeds. Michael L.W. Vliek is an Assistant Professor of social psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Michael W. Passer is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of the introductory psychology programme at the University of Washington. Ronald E. Smith is Director of Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Washington.

Table of contents

1 The science of psychology 2 Studying behaviour scientifically 3 Genes, environment and behaviour 4 The brain and behaviour 5 Sensation and perception 6 Consciousness 7 Learning: the role of experience 8 Memory 9 Language and thinking 10 Intelligence 11 Motivation and emotion 12 Lifespan development I: physical and cognitive development 13 Lifespan development II: social and emotional development 14 Social thinking and behaviour 15 Personality 16 Health psychology: adjusting to life 17 Psychological disorders 18 Treatment of psychological disorders