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)
Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Gayle Dillon is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Christine Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Belinda is a Reader in Forensic Psychology. She teaches primarily within forensic psychology, with specific focus on sexual crime. She has a strong background in psychometrics and individual differences, and retains her enthusiasm for quantitative research (continuing to teach multivariate statistics in what she hopes is a fun and interactive manner). Her research is leading her to incorporate qualitative research methods as she continues to develop a programme of research in collaboration with HMP Whatton (the largest sex offender prison in Europe) that makes a significant and practical contribution to our understanding of sex offenders and sexual crime. Additional areas of interest (both in terms of teaching and research) include the psychology of fraud, lying and deception.
PART I: The Foundations of Modern Psychology: What We Know About Human Beings Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time...The Evolution of Human Behaviour Chapter 2: How Psychology Became a Science Chapter 3: Issues and Debates in Psychology Chapter 4: Doing Psychological Research PART II: Cognitive Psychology: How We Think and Make Sense of the World Chapter 5: Memory Chapter 6: An Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Attention Chapter 7: Thinking and Problem Solving Chapter 8: Language PART III: Biological Psychology: How Our Brains Affect Our Behaviour Chapter 9: The Human Nervous System: Functional Anatomy Chapter 10: Communication within the Brain Chapter 11: Brain and Behaviour: Sex Differences Chapter 12: Motivation and Emotion PART IV: Social Psychology: How We Interact with Each Other Chapter 13: Behaviour within Groups Chapter 14: Behaviour between Groups Chapter 15: Social Judgements and Behaviour Chapter 16: Critical Social Psychology PART V: Developmental Psychology: How We Grow and Change Chapter 17: Development during the Early Years Chapter 18: Development during the School Years Chapter 19: Atypical Child Development Chapter 20: Adolescence, Adulthood and Ageing PART VI: The Psychology of Individual Differences: How We Know and Measure Our Individuality Chapter 21: Personality Chapter 22: Intelligence: Measuring the Mind Chapter 23: Self PART VII: Applied Psychology: How We Use Psychology Chapter 24: Psychopathology: Theories and Causes Chapter 25: Psychological Interventions Chapter 26: Health Psychology Chapter 27: Forensic Psychology