Simply Psychology, fifth edition, is an engaging and reader-friendly introduction to the key principles of psychology. Organised around the major approaches to the subject, it covers biological, developmental, social, and cognitive psychology, as well as individual differences.
Supported by a wealth of colour illustrations, this textbook provides students new to the subject with straightforward and clear explanations of all the key topics within contemporary psychology. The features spread throughout the book are designed to help readers to engage with the material and include:
- highlighted key terms and comprehensive glossary
- chapter introductions and summaries
- further reading and evaluation boxes
- structured essay and self-assessment questions
- case studies and examples illustrating the application of key theories
- a practical chapter that offers students tips and advice to help them improve their study skills and get the most out of the book and their studies.
Additional features new to the fifth edition include:
- new quizzes
- updated further reading advice
- an extra chapter on clinical psychology
- an expanded section on quantitative research methods
- additional coverage of popular topics, like sleep.
This is an ideal text for students new to psychology and those in related fields such as nursing, social work, and the social sciences.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. History of Psychology 3. Methods of Investigation; Part 1: Biological Approach 4. Biological Bases of Behaviour 5. Stress 6. Emotion 7. Aggression; Part 2: Developmental Approach 8. Cognitive Development 9. Language Development 10. Moral Development 11. Sex and Gender; Part 3: Social Approach 12. Attachment and Deprivation 13. Prejudice and Discrimination 14. Prosocial Behaviour 15. Social Influence 16. Social Perception and Attraction; Part 4: Individual Differences 17. Intelligence 18. Personality 19. Self-concept 20. Approaches to Abnormal Psychology 21. Abnormal Psychology: Therapeutic Approaches; Part 5: Cognitive Approach 22. Visual Prception 23. Memory 24. Problem Solving, Expertise, and Creativity; Part 6: Effective Learning 25. Effective Studying and Learning
Michael W. Eysenck is one of the best-known psychologists in Europe. He is Professor Emeritus in the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London, UK, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is especially interested in cognitive psychology (about which he has written several books) and most of his research focuses on the role of cognitive factors in anxiety within normal and clinical populations.