Foundations of Psychology is a new edition of the bestselling introductory psychology textbook written by the acclaimed Nicky Hayes. This text is consistently praised for its accessible yet comprehensive coverage, its clarity and the real world examples that are used to explain concepts. Keeping the content of the previous edition, it spans the six central areas of psychology; cognitive psychology; individual and abnormal psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; and comparative psychology.
Nicky Hayes is an experienced lecturer and has written several bestselling psychology textbooks.
1. Perspectives in psychology. PART 1: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 2. Perception and attention. 3. Memory. 4. Language and literacy. 5. Thinking and representation. PART 2: INDIVIDUALITY AND ABNORMALITY. 6. Intelligence. 7. Theories of personality. 8. The medical model of abnormal behaviour. 9. Alternatives to the medical model. PART 3: PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY. 10. Brain development and clinical neuropsychology. 11. Consciousness. 12. Sensation and parapsychology. 13. Emotion and motivation. PART 4: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 14. Self and Others. 15. Understanding Others. 16. Social influence and social action. 17. Attitudes, prejudice, and crowd behaviour. PART 5: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 18. Learning and skill development. 19. Cognitive development and social awareness. 20. Social development. 21. Lifespan developmental psychology. PART 6: COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 22. Introducing comparative psychology. 23. Animal behaviour. 24. Animal communication. 25. Methods and ethics in psychology. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.