Psychology: An International Perspective

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - 984 páginas
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The following features will make Psychology: An International Perspectiveby Michael W. Eysenck the text of choice for introductory psychology courses throughout the world:

* GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
The typical US textbook gives undue attention to US research at the cost of important international studies. Psychology: An International Perspective provides balanced coverage of global research, particularly from the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, Australia and Canada, as well as the US.

* UNIQUE MULTIMEDIA SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCES
· Tutor resources, available on CD-ROM. These include a PowerPoint lecture course and multiple-choice question test bank.
· Student resources on the web. Includes a unique 'Learning Reinforcement Program', which offers students a completely novel approach to study.
· Additional supplementary chapters on the web including chapters on Research Methods and a chapter on Auditory Perception.
These resource packages are free of charge to adopters of the text.

* AUTHORITATIVE, READABLE, SINGLE AUTHORED TEXT
Written by Michael W. Eysenck, one of the UK's most eminent psychologists. With extensive teaching and writing experience, Professor Eysenck has written a text that is both authoritative and accessible, coherent and integrated.

* PEDAGOGY
The book includes numerous pedagogical and illustrative features to enliven the text and facilitate learning. These include:
· Self-assessment questions.
· Evaluation sections with an emphasis on methodological and ethical issues to encourage critical thinking.
· Key term definitions.
· Key studies with discussion points.
· Humorous drawings and numerous graphs, flow charts, photos, and tables.
· Informative text boxes highlighting points of interest.
· A summary section and further reading at the end of each chapter.

* VALUE FOR MONEY
Only $39.95.95 for 992 pages of text, plus extensive supplementary resources free of charge to adopters.
 

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Introduction
13
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
25
Biological bases of behaviour
29
Motivation and homeostasis
67
States of awareness
129
Emotion stress and coping
177
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
187
Attention and performance limitations
193
Personality
457
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
483
Specific abilities
501
General theories
537
Social development in everyday life
549
Attachments and friendships
595
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
629
Cognitive approaches to pcial psychology 19 Social behaviour andrilalionships
669

Visual perception
227
Conditioning and learning
267
Human memory
291
Thinking
343
Language
377
II INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
415
Intelligence
433
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Michael W. Eysenck is one of the best-known British psychologists. He is Professor of Psychology and head of the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London, which is one of the leading departments in the United Kingdom. His academic interests lie mainly in cognitive psychology, with much of his research focusing on the role of cognitive factors in anxiety in normal and clinical populations. He supports Crystal Palace football club.

He has written nearly 30 books over the years. His previous textbooks published by Psychology Press include Simply Psychology (1996, 2002), Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2000, 2005, with Mark Keane), Psychology for AS Level (2000 with Cara Flanagan, 2003), Principles of Cognitive Psychology (1993, 2001), Psychology for A2 Level (2001, with Cara Flanagan), Key Topics in A2 Psychology (2003), and Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2000). He has also written the research monographs Anxiety and Cognition: A Unified Theory (1997) and Anxiety: The Cognitive Perspective (1992), along with the popular title Happiness: Facts and Myths (1990). He has lived with his wife Christine in Wimbledon, south-west London, for the past 30 years.

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