7th Edition

A Student's Dictionary of Psychology and Neuroscience

By Nicky Hayes, Peter Stratton Copyright 2022
    434 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    434 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An essential reference work for any student studying psychology for the first time, A Student's Dictionary of Psychology and Neuroscience (Seventh Edition) provides over 2,500 definitions of complex concepts in clear and accessible language alongside helpful diagrams.

    The dictionary offers comprehensive coverage of the main contemporary terms in psychology and neuroscience. This new edition features updated references which will be particularly relevant to the key areas of neuroscience and neuropsychology and also to recent concepts of psychological significance, such as expanded coverage of research methods, internet psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology. The dictionary also features end material with useful notes for constructing student essays as well as key references and a list of common abbreviations. Extensive cross-referencing allows students to follow up and identify further details of a given topic, and mini-biographies of key psychologists help to provide relevant context.

    A Student's Dictionary of Psychology and Neuroscience is the perfect accompaniment for any student newly encountering this fascinating subject, those taking related disciplines in the health or social sciences, or professionals wanting to familiarise themselves with key terms and ideas.

    1. Preface  2. Acknowledgements  3. About the Authors  4. A-Z of Psychology and Neuroscience  5. Appendix 1: Key References  6. Appendix 2: Study Notes - How to write an essay  7. Appendix 3: List of Abbreviations


    Nicky Hayes is a well-known psychologist, writer and consultant. She is the Editor of Testing International, the newsletter of the International Test Commission, is actively involved in the British Psychological Society, and, at the time of publication, she is the President-Elect of the BPS. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an Honorary Life Member of the Association of the Teaching of Psychology and a recipient of the BPS Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Teaching of Psychology.

    Peter Stratton is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, UK. Following a distinguished career in developmental psychology, his work in child protection led him to move into systemic family therapy and he became a founder and director of the Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre.