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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. An introduction to psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 3-13
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 14-40
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 41-58
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 59-78
    6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 79-100
    7. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 101-123
    8. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 124-141
  3. Biological bases of behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 145-149
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 150-163
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 164-186
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 187-202
    6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 203-218
    7. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 219-236
  4. Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 239-243
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 244-260
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 261-287
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 288-315
    6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 316-335
  5. Animal behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 339-349
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 350-371
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 372-394
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 395-418
  6. Human development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 421-427
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 428-458
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 459-486
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 487-501
    6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 502-534
    7. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 535-567
  7. Social psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 571-574
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 575-593
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 594-613
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 614-647
    6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 648-676
    7. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 677-701
  8. Personality and abnormal behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 703-703
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 709-726
    3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 727-743
    4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 744-761
    5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 790-810
  9. Research methods and statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 811-811
    2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch
      Pages 813-819

About this book

Introduction


Pre-publication endorsements

`a very up-to date, readable and accessible text... a very comprehensive and academic account which contains discussions of issues I haven't seen raised in other texts' - Sarah Hack, Head of Psychology , Long Road SFC, Cambridge

`the text is presented in a very user-friendly style... introductions provide an overview of the area of study.... each chapter contains good and succinct glossaries... self assessment questions are spread fairly liberally throughout the book' - Mike Stanley, Head of Psychology, Gordana School, Bristol


A major new text which is ideal for those embarking on the study of Psychology for the first time. Written by experienced teachers and lecturers, it provides a lively, accessible and comprehensive account of the subject.

The text features:

· chapter objectives and chapter summaries
· information boxes expanding on key issues discussed in the text
· ample illustrations including figures, diagrams, photographs and cartoons
· self assessment questions to enable students to test their understanding
· on-page glossary definitions of highlighted key terms
· exercises at regular intervals to help consolidate students' learning
· annotated further reading lists at the end of each chapter

This book is essential reading for those on introductory level psychology courses, whether at school, college or university.

Authors

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 is currently Special Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bristol and part-time tutor in Psychology and Teacher Education at Weston College.

Contributors

SHEILA HAYWARD is Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bristol.

ALISON WADELEY is Head of Psychology at Filton College, Bristol.



Keywords

cognitive psychology diagnosis emotion intelligence learning memory motivation nervous system perception personality psychology social psychology socialisation stress therapy

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