Psychology: The Science of Behaviour

Psychology: The Science of Behaviour : European Adaptation

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Psychology: The Science of Behaviour, European Adaptation is the first truly "European" introductory textbook on the subject to be accompanied by a robust teaching and learning support package. Developed from the highly regarded US text by Neil R Carlson and William Buskist, this adaptation has been thoroughly restructured and has much new content to meet the needs of a European audience while retaining its comprehensive and rigorous coverage of the key elements of psychology. Throughout the text, Psychology is treated as a dynamic, fascinating experimental and natural science. The book emphasises how the various subdisciplines are interrelated and presents research applications as well as the research itself. Students are asked throughout to employ the discovery method and to participate in the research process, learning and applying scientific method. In this way, they are better able to visualise and appreciate what the work and study of psychology is really like.
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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 30 x 275mm | 1,794g
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • 0130212288
  • 9780130212283

Table of contents

Preface *The science of psychology. What is psychology? Psychology: The development of a science. Modern Psychology: From the Leipzig Laboratory to the cognitive .Revolution structuralism . *The ways and means of psychology. The process of discovery in psychology. Ethics.Understanding research results. *Evolution, genetics and behaviour. The development of evolutionary theory. Heredity and genetics.Sociobiology . *Psychobiology and neuroscience. The nervous system: The brain and Its comoponents. Techniques in psychobiology and neuroscience. Control of behaviour. Control of internal functions and automatic behaviour. Drugs and behaviour. *Sensation. Sensation and behaviour. Vision. Audition.Gustation.Olfaction.The somatosenses. *Perception. The nature of perception. Perception of form. Perception of space and motion. Brain mechanisoms of visual perception. *Learning and behaviour. The purpose of learning. Habituation. Classical conditioning. Operant conditioning. Conditioning of complex behaviours. *Memory. Memory: An introduction. Sensory memory. Short-term memory. learning and encoding in long-term memory. The organisation of long-term memory. Remembering. *Consciousness. Consciousness: An introduction. Theories of Consciousness. Selective attention. Hypnosis. Sleep. *Language. The use of language. Psycholinguistics: The study of language acquisition and meaning. Reading . Language acquistion by children . The neuropsychology of language. Word recognition and production. *Intelligence and thinking. What is intelligence? Theories of intelligence. Intelligence testing. The roles of heredity and environment. Thinking. *Developmental psychology. Prenatal development. Physical and perceptual development in infancy and childhood. Cognitive development in childhood. Social development in childhood. Development of sex roles. Moral development. Disorders of childhood. Adolescence. Adulthood and old age. *Motivation and Emotion. Motivation. Eating. Sexual behaviour. Aggressive behaviour. Emotion. Theories of emotion. *Personality. Towards a definition of personality. Trait theories of personality. Heritability of personality traits. The social learning approach. The psychdynamic approach. The humanistic approach. Assessment of personality. *Social Psychology. Social psychology: an introduction. Social understanding: Social cognition and social knowledge. Attitudes and attitude change. Prejudice and intergroup behaviour. Social influences and group processes. Aggression, attraction and loving. *Health psychology. A definition. Health and ill-health. Alternatives to orthodox medicine. Stress and health. Coping with everyday stress. *Abnormal Psychology. Classification and diagnosis of mental disorders. The treatment of mental disorders. Mental disorder. *Glossary *References *Index
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