Psychology: an introduction

Paperback | September 30, 2011

EditorLeslie Swartz, Cheryl de la Rey, Loraine Townsend

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Psychology: an introduction 3rd edition is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first-year students. The third edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as wellas streamlining the detail provided in the narrative introductions, research findings and relevant case studies. This gives students the tools to develop their own ideas and to engage critically with the content. Psychology: an introduction provides an excellent foundation for students pursuing careers in diverse fields, such as health, education, business, and social development.

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Psychology: an introduction 3rd edition is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first-year students. The third edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as wellas streamlining the detail provided in the n...

Leslie Swartz is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. Cheryl de la Rey is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Higher Education. She took up this position in May 2008 after serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor in Psychology at the University of Cape Town. Norman Duncan holds a pro...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 11.02 × 8.27 × 0.68 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195995112

ISBN - 13:9780195995114

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Psychology1. Finding out about people2. Research Methods in PsychologyPart 2: Developmental Psychology3. Prenatal and neonatal development4. Preschool development5. Middle childhood6. Adolescence7. Adulthood and agingPart 3: Personality8. Mainstream theories and non-mainstream approaches to personality9. Personality assessmentPart 4: Brain and behavior10. Biological psychology11. Neuropsychology12. Sensation and perceptionPart 5: Cognitive psychology13. The biological basis of perception and disorders of vision14. Learning15. Motivation16. Thinking17. Attention18. Memory19. Language20. IntelligencePart 6: Social psychology21. Interpersonal attraction22. Group concepts23. Contextual factors in social psychology: Poverty and ethnicity24. Contextual factors in social psychology: Sex and gender25. Violence and traumatic stress; peacemaking and peace buildingPart 7: Psychology and health26. Risk behaviour and stress27. Psychopharmacology and substance abuse28. Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, TB and parasitesPart 8: Mental health29. Psychopathology30. Psychotherapies31. Community mental healthPart 9: Organisational psychology32. Organisational psychology