Simply Psychology, fourth edition, is an engaging and reader-friendly introduction to the key principles of psychology. Organized 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, it 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:
It also concludes with 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.
NEW FOR THE FOURTH EDITION
Simply Psychology is ideal for students studying psychology for the first time, as well as those in related fields such as nursing, social work and the social sciences.
About the author Preface 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 The self-concept PART 5 COGNITIVE APPROACH 20 Abnormal psychology 21 Visual perception 22 Memory 23 Problem solving, expertise, and creativity PART 6 EFFECTIVE LEARNING 24 Effective studying and learning Glossary References Index Illustration credits