Description : Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)
Description : In a concise and readable 16-chapter format, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 7th Edition, incorporates the most effective features of the sixth edition along with the latest and most important research findings from psychological science. Combining extensive pedagogical support with an emphasis on active learning, the text challenges students to learn by doing -- to actively participate and to think about what they are learning rather than just passively read written information. The integrated pedagogical program helps students master the material by supporting the elements of the PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Reflect) study system. Douglas Bernstein also shows how topics in psychology are interrelated and guides students in thinking critically -- including organizing select research studies around questions to help readers think objectively about research and results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Social psychology is an enormous discipline and it can be easy to get swamped in that enormity. But does that mean you need an enormous textbook, especially for your first course? Essential Social Psychology gives an accessible and thorough grounding in the key concepts, the fundamentals - the essentials of social psychology, while providing a lively introduction to the major theoretical debates, new approaches, and findings in the discipline. It tells the fascinating story of social psychology but also gets you through your exams. The second edition still has everything students need: short, lively chapters covering the classic and contemporary studies, plenty of illustrations, an extensive glossary and those memory maps to help you remember it all. But now, the textbook has been expanded to include even more essential elements. The authors have added two more chapters, the newest cutting edge research, and detailed the latest exciting and emerging debates and controversies. Key features of the new edition include: - brand new chapters on Attribution and Intergroup Processes - alternative perspectives integrated into each chapter to reflect the fascinating range of approaches and encourage critical thinking. - extended chapters provide more detailed coverage of each topic - new and improved companion website, now with even more lecturer and student support. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/crispandturner2
Description : Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Essential Psychology Items include highly probable exam items: Stimulation, Sexism, Homeostasis, Depth perception, nicotine, Bullying, Cognitive therapy, Amnesia, Crystallized intelligence, Nervous system, anxiety, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Humanistic psychology, Operational definition, Meta-analysis, Bipolar disorder, Normative, Norepinephrine, and more.
Description : This psychology text features exercises which require students to think like a psychologist. Included are boxes which link the basic areas of psychology with five major domains of application: health, education, business, law and the environment. Real world examples are used.
Description : “This fourth edition incorporates a number of substantive new topics, including a new chapter on women's health, as well as opportunities for the reader to critically examine key conceptual and methodological issues within each chapter. It remains clearly written and highly accessible and still deserves its place as the number one choice of health psychology textbook.” – John Weinman, King’s College, London The market leading textbook in the field, Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health. Retaining the breadth of coverage, clarity and relevance that has made it a favourite with students and lecturers, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New Features: New chapter on women's health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause and related areas New "Problems" boxes analyse health psychology research and identify the shortcomings and limitations of research in the area Updated "Focus on Research" examples introduce you to contemporary topics and emerging areas for research in health psychology, including exercise, smoking and pain. The new edition includes new data, graphs and further reading plus suggestions about where you can access the most recent publications and other data Revised end-of-chapter review questions Online Learning Centre: www.openup.co.uk/ogden. The OLC hosts web links and multiple choice questions for students, plus supporting teaching resources including teaching tips and PowerPoint presentations for lecturers. Interested in accessing more research readings? Essential Readings in Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in one volume which complements Health Psychology: A Textbook 4/e and offers more detailed accounts of the issues covered in this text.
Description : A harmonious blend of the theoretical and practical aspects of educational psychology, this student-friendly text provides a base for the understanding of the subject. The book discusses the various aspects of growth and development, specifically during childhood and adolescence, and accords due importance to the cognitive aspect of human behaviour with elaborate text on intelligence, creativity, thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. Besides maintaining a logical progression of topics, the author has interspersed the text with examples and illustrations to provide an in-depth analysis of the subject matter. The book is ideally suited for the B.Ed. and B.A. (Education) courses but can also be a valuable reference for teachers, teacher-trainees, and practising counsellors at various levels of school education. KEY FEATURES • Cogent and coherent style of writing • Assignment problems and sample tests at the end of various chapters • Wide range of examples and over 50 illustrations to support and explain the topics discussed
Description : Students First. Essentials of Understanding Psychology is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students: informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, draws students into the field and stimulates their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.
Description : Featuring a manageable format and friendly style, the new edition of this brief introductory book was written with three goals in mind: to make the study of psychology accessible and engaging to beginning students in psychology, to provide a solid grounding in the knowledge base in psychology, and to help students succeed in the course. Nevid’s comprehensive learning system--derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy--is featured throughout. This learning model incorporates what the author calls the Four Es of Effective Learning--Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 3rd Edition, provides a broad view of psychology as well as applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today’s world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Essentials of Social Psychology explores a wide variety of social influences, perceptions and interactions, and provides a clear, concise and academically rigorous introduction to the subject. Key concepts and theories are explained with clarity and are vital to understanding social behaviour. Debates and controversies are brought to life and the wider practical relevance of the subject is emphasised throughout. Pedagogical features that appear throughout the book include Research Classic boxes which describe classic studies, Research Applications boxes that highlight more contemporary developments in social psychological research and their practical applications, Real World features that look at the everyday relevance of social psychology, and Literature, Film and TV features that demonstrate how social psychological concepts are dealt with in popular media.Essentials of Social Psychology is accompanied by MyPsychLab, an interactive online study resource to consolidate and further your understanding. Together, the book and online resources make this an ideal resource for those studying the subject for the first time, or as part of a more general programme of study.