This introductory text introduces the reader to major areas of psychology, covering such topics as: individual differences; cognition (models of thinking, problem-solving and computer simulations of intelligence); social psychology (friendship formation, finding a partner, body language and social conformity); developmental psychology; and mental illness (classification and treatment) and more.
This new textbook combines a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up to date research. It is written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner. Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more.
This textbook provides a comprehensive account of psychology for all those with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. It covers the main areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, personality, intelligence, and biological psychology.
This second edition presents the core fundamentals of the subject in 11 manageable chapters while maintaining the book's scientific integrity. The research methods students need to understand, interpret, and analyze social psychological research are emphasized throughout.
Social Psychology and Discourse summarizes and evaluates the current state-of-the-art in social psychology. Using the explanatory framework found in typical texts, it provides unparallel coverage on Discourse Analytic Psychology in a format that is immediately familiar to undergraduate readers.
This highly readable book discusses the complex relationships between psychology, criminology and criminal justice. Challenging the assumptions of those who object to the use of psychology within criminology, this book shows how a methodical approach to the study of criminal behaviour can generate both systematic findings and practical solutions to problems.
By emphasizing psychological research and theory on human sexuality, renowned sexuality expert Justin J. Lehmiller reveals the psychological importance of possessing familiarity with one’s body for forming healthy sexual relationships, and shows how a lack of such knowledge can lead to sexual and relationship difficulties.
Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way.