This text provides a state-of-the-art summary of current issues in psychology, introducing the reader to contemporary thinking and research. The book discusses topics from areas as wide as cognitive, developmental, physiological, social and applied psychology, as well as individual differences and learning. The chapters provide an overview of current theory, research methodologies and research findings, covering how research is done and the problems researchers are actively engaged in solving, as well as pointing to areas for future research.; This text is intended to be of use as a companion to more traditional texts for students embarking on psychology courses and as a resource to the general reader with an interest in current issues in psychology.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Cognitive Psychology: Perception; Understanding Written Language; Theories of Cognition. Part 2 Developmental Psychology: Early Development; Life Span Development. Part 3 Individual Differences and Learning: Individual Differences; Learning Theory. Part 4 Physiological Psychology: Psychobiology; Cognitive Neuropsychology. Part 5 Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes; Social Processes in Transitions from Youth to Adulthood. Part 6 Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology.