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Essential Psychology
A Concise Introduction

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© 2012 | 472 pages | SAGE South Asia
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Essential Psychology offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect resource at an affordable price. As an introductory textbook It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, hefty textbooks on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 chapters concentrating on the following, core topic areas:

- Conceptual and historical issues in psychology;
- Cognitive psychology;
- Biological pscyhology;
- Social psychology;
- Developmental psychology;
- The psychology of individual differences.

The textbook is stylishly presented has an abundance of learning features, and comes with its own companion website (www.sagepub.co.uk./banyard) full of material for lecturers and students.

Compact yet comprehensive, user-friendly and contemporary, this textbook is perfect for anyone studying psychology at university for the very first time.

 
I: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY
Mark N O Davies and Philip Banyard
Sex, Lies and Digital Horizons
Simon Watts
How Psychology Became a Science
Garry Young
Issues and Debates in Psychology
 
II: HOW WE THINK AND MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Thom Baguley and Andrew J Edmonds
Memory
Andrew K Dunn and Paula C Stacey
An Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Attention
Gary Jones
Thinking and Problem-Solving
 
III: HOW OUR BRAINS AFFECT OUR BEHAVIOUR: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Antonio Castro and Mark J T Sergeant
The Human Nervous System: Functional Anatomy
Rachel Horsley and Christine Norman
Communication within the Brain
Mark J T Sergeant and Antonio Castro
Brain and Behaviour: Sex Differences
 
IV: HOW WE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Susan Hansen, Paige Wilcoxson and Dan Bysouth
Behaviour within Groups
Mick Gregson, Rowena Hill and Nicholas Blagden
Behaviour between Groups
Alex Meredith and Monica Whitty
Social Judgements and Behaviour
 
V: HOW WE GROW AND CHANGE: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Lucy J Betts et al
Development during the Early Years
Lee Farrington-Flint et al
Development during the School Years
Gayle V Dillon, Susannah J Lamb and Andrew Grayson
Atypical Child Development
 
VI: HOW WE KNOW AND MEASURE OUR INDIVIDUALITY: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Glenn Williams, Jamie Murphy and James Houston
Personality
Eva Sundin
Intelligence: Measuring the Mind
Jill Arnold and Brendan Gough
Self
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

`Banyard and Co have produced a highly enjoyable book that will be far more palatable than many of its competitors' -


Patrick L. Hylton,
University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK



'Despite the complexity of the material presented, the text is easy to read and gives a comprehensive overview of the area. Research and debate are covered alongside factual information in key study boxes and thought provoking question boxes' -

Caroline Brown
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

The distinctive contribution of this text is to provide a far-reaching and up-to-date analysis of key issues in psychology in a highly accessible format. This reflects the authors' considerable skills as scholars who are highly attuned to the needs of both students and teachers. Their text succeeds admirably in bringing psychology to life and life to psychology

S Alexander Haslam
Professor of Psychology, University of Exeter

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Philip Banyard

Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. More About Author

Mark N. O. Davies

Christine Norman

Christine Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. More About Author

Belinda Winder

Belinda is a Reader in Forensic Psychology. She teaches primarily within forensic psychology, with specific focus on sexual crime. She has a strong background in psychometrics and individual differences, and retains her enthusiasm for quantitative research (continuing to teach multivariate statistics in what she hopes is a fun and interactive manner). Her research is leading her to incorporate qualitative research methods as she continues to develop a programme of research in collaboration with HMP Whatton (the largest sex offender prison in Europe) that makes a significant and practical contribution to our understanding of sex offenders... More About Author

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