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Introductory Psychology is a major text ideal for those embarking on the study of psychology for the first time. It is the result of over 20 years of teaching in the area and provides a lively, readable and comprehensive...

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Introductory Psychology is a major text ideal for those embarking on the study of psychology for the first time. It is the result of over 20 years of teaching in the area and provides a lively, readable and comprehensive account of the subject. The book is divided into eight parts covering: historical background, issues and controversies in psychology; biological bases of psychology; cognitive psychology; animal behaviour; human development; social psychology; personality and atypical behaviour; research methods. The text is fully illustrated and features chapter objectives, chapter summaries, self-assessment questions, on-page glossary definitions and further reading lists to help consolidate students' learning.All adopters of this textbook can gain free access to theCompanion Website, which is designed to meet the needs of the busy lecturer. It includes a wide selection of material to support the book's use in the classroom or lecture hall; essay questions, suggested topics for seminar discussions, over 500 additional questions including multiple choice, and overhead transparency masters (available in PowerPoint or hardcopy).

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Comprehensive in terms of content, but also very readable

Illustrations, including figures, tables, cartoons, photographs?
On-page glossary of highlighted key terms
Chapter objectives and annotated further reading

Preface
Acknowledgements
PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction
Theoretical Approaches in Psychology
Issues and Debates in Psychology
Controversies in Psychological Research
Controversial Applications of Psychological Research
Ethics in Psychology
Learning and Behaviour
PART 2: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR
Introduction
Sensory Systems
The Nervous System and Behaviour
Motivation and Emotion
Consciousness and its Altered States
Stress and Anxiety
PART 3: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction
Attention
Perception
Memory
Thinking and Language
PART 4: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Introduction
Instinct and Learning
Animal Communication
Social Behaviour of Animals
PART 5: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Introduction
Early Socialisation and Attachment
Cognitive Development
Measuring Intelligence
Social Behaviour
Adolescence and Adulthood
PART 6: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction
Perception of Self and Others
Relations with Others
Conflict and Co-operation
Attitudes
Social Influence
PART 7: PERSONALITY AND ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR
Introduction
Some Theories of Personality
Freud's Psychoanalytical Theory of Personality
Atypical Development Diagnosis of Mental Disorder
Treatments and Therapies
PART 8: RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS
Introduction
Research Methods
How to Present Results
Statistical Tests
Writing up your Research
Some Projects
Glossary
Bibliography
Index.

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TONY MALIM has taught A level Psychology and teacher education courses since 1972. He was formerly Head of the School of Social Sciences at Weston College and has been a course tutor at the Open University.

ANN BIRCH was formerly Head of Psychology at Weston-super-Mare College. She was formerly Special Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bristol and part-time tutor in Psychology and Teacher Education at Weston College.

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TONY MALIM has taught A level Psychology and teacher education courses since 1972. He was formerly Head of the School of Social Sciences at Weston College and has been a course tutor at the Open University.

ANN BIRCH was formerly Head of Psychology at Weston-super-Mare College. She was formerly Special Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bristol and part-time tutor in Psychology and Teacher Education at Weston College.

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