This globally-focused and renowned textbook spans the entire discipline of psychology - from the fundamental principles of psychology as a science, to more nuanced approaches in core disciplines such as cognitive, developmental, social and personality psychology. Woven together with engaging features, research boxes and activities that will help students to both think like a scientist and stretch their imagination.
In-depth and yet written with irresistible enthusiasm and humour by a world-renowned team of psychologists and researchers, this book is a complete course companion for all undergraduate psychology students. It is both engaging and yet scientifically sound and theoretically rigorous. The only book students need as they begin their study of psychology.
- Coverage - the book covers all major curriculum subjects, making it a perfect fit for any introductory psychology course in the UK, Europe and beyond
- Rigorous science - the authors are renowned psychologists in their respective fields
- Author team - aside from their impeccable academic credentials, the authors all write successful books for the popular market
- Pedagogy and Relatability - the book focuses content around several distinctive features, including the well-received `Hot Science' and `Psychomythology' which help students relate the hard science to their lives and experiences outside of the classroom.
- Superb on Neuroscience - this field of psychology remains the hottest ticket in town and its coverage here is still unparalleled
- Strong coverage of social, developmental and memory psychology
- An online Lecturer manual contains lecture suggestions, discussion questions, class exercises, a media planner and a BPS syllabus matrix
- New 'Happiness Hacks' feature addresses the growing awareness of student psychological wellbeing, the threats to it and ways to bolster it - increasingly a priority for universities and for students themselves.
- New 'Cross-Cultural Comparison' feature moves the perspective away from assuming a default western readership.
1. Psychology: the evolution of a science
2. The methods of psychology
3. Neuroscience and behaviour
4. Sensation and perception
7. Language and thought
10. Emotion and motivation
11. Cognitive development
12. Social development
14. Social relationships
15. Social groups
16. Psychological disorders
17. Mental health.
- 'Psychology and Me' videos featuring clinical, health, sports, cognitive and neuropsychologists talking about their practical work and research, and their experiences of studying psychology as an undergraduate
- 'Happiness Hacks' resources connected to the Happiness Hacks featured in the books
- Multiple choice questions, video and web assignments
- Discussion topics to spark debate and further thought
- Weblinks and further reading suggestions.
Now in its third edition, the definitive psychology textbook just got better. Each of the authors is an expert in their field, with decades of experience carrying out and reporting their research, providing this book with an unrivalled authority and clarity among its peers. With an engaging writing style and fascinating case studies, Schacter and colleagues have produced a nuanced guide that describes complex concepts and ideas in an accessible way, as well as explaining their relevance on a human level. It also makes excellent use of photographs, figures and tables to illustrate the authors' points, so it may be enjoyed as a great starting point to the subject or an accomplished non-fiction book in its own right. Recommended for students struggling to get to grips with psychology, and those looking to brush up their knowledge alike. – David Smith, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
This is a fantastic introduction to the fascinating field of psychology. The authors are not only some of the leading lights in the area, but are also clear and entertaining writers with their fingers on the pulse of the best new ideas and findings. – Steve Stewart-Williams, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
The authors have produced an excellent introduction to all the main topics in modern psychology. The book tickles the curiosity of the reader with surprising findings and funny anecdotes. The special attention paid to common thinking errors, mind bugs and psychomythology will help learners to think straight about psychology. The chapter on research methods and basic statistics is probably the best I have seen in an introductory text book. – Arie van der Lugt, Maastricht University, Netherlands
This is a great textbook with a wonderful accompanying website. Unlike many other introductory textbooks, it goes into depth and prepares students for research and practical applications of what they learn. The featured emphasis on critical thinking is more important today than ever. – Adele Diederich, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
This latest edition of Psychology is a comprehensive account of all things psychological and so much more. Each chapter has sections relevant today and it is written in an easy to follow style with relevant illustrations and a really useful glossary of terms alongside the text. This includes sections on Psychomythology, Real World Applications and Cultural Comparisons that really help to put everything in context. I would recommend this book to any Psychology student or Practitioner. – Julie Burton, University of Lincoln, UK
I’m a fan of this book. It provides an excellent introduction to some core topics in psychology, and pitches at just the right level for undergraduate students. The features (‘e.g. ‘happiness hacks’, ‘real world’) are great and demonstrate to students how exciting and contemporary psychological research can be personally relevant and applied to our everyday lives. But this book is not only great for students - it’s engaging enough to absorb the general reader, and along with the fantastic online resources it’s really useful for teachers too. – Michael Thorpe, University of Roehampton, UK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Jamovi for Psychologists Paul Richardson, Laura Machan
- Research Methods Michael Passer
- Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw
- Health Psychology and Behaviour Change Katy Tapper
- Introducing Psychology Daniel L. Schacter, Daniel Gilbert, Matthew Nock, Daniel Wegner
- Abnormal Psychology Ronald J. Comer
- Social Psychology Jeff Greenberg, Toni Schmader, Jamie Arndt, Mark Landau
- The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence Kathleen Stassen Berger
- Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Susan Nolan, Thomas Heinzen
- Forensic Psychology Thomas Davis
- Psychology Peter O. Gray, David Bjorklund
- SPSS for Psychologists Nicola Brace, Rosemary Snelgar, Richard Kemp
- Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw
- Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology Ronald J. Comer
- Exploring Psychology David G. Myers, C Nathan DeWall
- The Development of Children Cynthia Lightfoot, Michael Cole, Sheila R. Cole
- Experiencing the Lifespan Janet Belsky
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer