About the book
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.
- Updated and expanded coverage of developing areas, such as epigenetics, CBT and positive psychology
- Research drawn from both classic and contemporary studies
- Renowned framework that emphasizes the relation between biological, psychological and environmental levels of analysis
- Features to support learning, including new "Current Topics", which prompts discussion about debates and questions facing psychologists today
- Streamlined design makes it easier to read, revise and make connections between concepts
Table of contents
- The science of psychology
- Studying behaviour scientifically
- Genes, environment and behaviour
- The brain and behaviour
- Sensation and perception
- Learning: the role of experience
- Language and thinking
- Motivation and emotion
- Lifespan development I: physical and cognitive development
- Lifespan development II: social and emotional development
- Social thinking and behaviour
- Health psychology: adjusting to life
- Psychological disorders
- Treatment of psychological disorders
Nigel Holt is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at Bath Spa University.
Andy Bremner is a Senior Lecturer 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.