Complete Psychology, 2nd Edition

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Nov, 2012

About Complete Psychology, 2nd Edition

The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded.
The companion website,, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Section 1 Conceptual and historical issues
Chapter 2 Approaches to psychology
Chapter 3 Psychology as science
Chapter 4 Bias in psychology
Chapter 5 Issues and debates in psychology
Section 2 Psychobiology
Chapter 6 Introduction to psychobiology and genetics
Chapter 7 The brain, neurons and nervous systems
Chapter 8 Animal cognition and learn
Chapter 9 Motivation, brain reward mechanisms and behaviour
Chapter 10 Emotion and sleep
Chapter 11 Perceptual systems and motor control
Section 3 Cognitive psychology
Chapter 12 Perception
Chapter 13 Attention
Chapter 14 Memory
Chapter 15 Language
Chapter 16 Thinking and reasoning
Section 4 Developmental psychology
Chapter 17 An introduction to developmental psychology
Chapter 18 Cognitive development: thinking, information and representations
Chapter 19 Communication, language and literacy
Chapter 20 The self, others and social relationships
Section 5 Social psychology
Chapter 21 Issues and themes in social psychology
Chapter 22 Attitudes, persuasion and attitude change
Chapter 23 Attribution
Chapter 24 Impression formation and social interaction
Chapter 25 Social influence and group processes
Section 6 Personality and intelligence
Chapter 26 The psychology of emotion
Chapter 27 Motivation
Chapter 28 The psychology of the self
Chapter 29 Personality
Chapter 30 Intelligence
Chapter 31 Psychometric testing
Section 7 Psychopathology and health psychology
Chapter 32 Basic issues in psychopathology
Chapter 33 Psychopathology and its causes
Chapter 34 Treating psychopathology
Chapter 35 Health psychology
Section 8 Research methods and statistics
Chapter 36 Why do we need research methods?
Chapter 37 Collecting data
Chapter 38 Summarising data
Chapter 39 Going beyond your sample
Section 9 Careers and study skills
Chapter 40 Being a psychologist
Chapter 41 Study skills in psychology

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