Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour

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By (author) Richard Gross

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 276mm x 44mm | 2,420g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 144410831X
  • ISBN 13: 9781444108316
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 90 b/w halftones; 100 colour line drawings; 220 colour halftones
  • Sales rank: 29,986

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Help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology with the best-selling textbook from Gross, that is still setting the standard, 500,000 students later. Gross is the 'bible' for students of Psychology and anyone in related fields such as Counselling, Nursing and Social Work who needs a reliable, catch-all text. All the major domains of Psychology are covered in detail across 50 manageable chapters that will help you get to grips with anything from the nervous system to memory, from attachment to personality, and everything in-between. A final section on issues and debates allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of Psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by Psychologists. - Brings contemporary Psychology alive with double-page features which showcase contributions from Psychology's leading figures - Builds understanding and knowledge with Introductions and Summaries, Ask Yourself Questions, Key Studies, Critical and Cross-Cultural material - Enables students to be completely prepared for assessment with improved coverage throughout of work from neuroscience, neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology - Helps more able students get better grades by explicitly linking different areas of Psychology CONTENTS: Part 1: The Nature and Scope of Psychology Part 2: The Biological Basis of Behaviour and Experience Part 3: Cognitive Psychology Part 4: Social Psychology Part 5: Developmental Psychology Part 6: Individual Differences Part 7: Issues and Debates

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Richard Gross is the foremost author of psychology textbooks in Britain. His best-selling books include Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology, 3rd edition, Key Studies in Psychology, AQA(A) Psychology for A2 and Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: Applying Theory to Practice

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Information I need in a format that I can understand. Clearly written and a great tool for studying my Psychology. Ailsa Mackay, Amazon reviewer This is very useful to have if you are studying psychology at any level. I used this throughout my A-level and now I have started my psychology degree this is still extremely useful ... Strongly recommend, this has been so helpful to me over the past few years. D. Cinderey, Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Part 1: The Nature and Scope of Psychology What is this thing called psychology? Theoretical approaches to psychology Psychology as a science Part 2: The Biological Basis of Behaviour and Experience The nervous system Sensory processes Parapsychology States of consciousness and bodily rhythms Substance dependence and abuse Motivation Emotion Learning and conditioning Application: health psychology Part 3: Cognitive Psychology Attention and performance Pattern recognition Perception: processes and theories The development of perceptual abilities Memory and forgetting Language, thought and culture Language acquisition Problem-solving, decision-making and artificial intelligence Application: cognition and the law Part 4: Social Psychology Social perception Attribution Attitudes and attitude change Prejudice and discrimination Conformity and group influence Obedience Interpersonal relationships Aggression and antisocial behaviour Altruism and prosocial behaviour Application: the social psychology of sport Part 5: Developmental Psychology Early experience and social development Development of the self-concept Cognitive development Moral development Gender development Adolescence Adulthood Old age Application: exceptional development Part 6: Individual Differences Intelligence Personality Psychological abnormality: definitions and classification Psychopathology Treatments and therapies Application: criminological psychology Part 7: Issues and Debates Bias in psychological theory and research Ethical issues in psychology Free will and determinism, and reductionism Nature and nurture