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Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology

Author(s): Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

ISBN: 9788131528990

16th Edition

Copyright: 2014

India Release: 2015


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 752

Trim Size: 279 x 216 mm

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The sixteenth edition of "Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology" has undergone comprehensive revisions and updates to include the latest research, theories, and ideas in the field. The textbook maintains its student-centered and accessible approach, which has made it a leading choice for undergraduate psychology courses. The author team has been expanded to include a European perspective, and the inclusion of "Cutting Edge Research" boxes and "Seeing Both  Sides’ essays contribute to dynamic learning.

  • Covers all major areas of psychology.
  • Written in a highly accessible and student-friendly style, which consistently relates psychological concepts to everyday life.
  • Includes extensive pedagogical features to aid learning and encourage critical thinking, including the highly popular Seeing Both Sides essays which feature experts exploring key hot topics from different perspectives.
  • Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in research.
  • Coverage on exciting new developments in: cognitive neuroscience; sensation and perception research; emotion, intelligence and generic and evolutionary theories of personality; positive psychology; and social psychological perspectives on culture.
  • New European co-author Christel Lutz further enhances the international focus of the text.
  • Fresh, modern text design.

1. The Nature of Psychology

2. Biological Foundations of Psychology            

3. Psychological Development            

4. Sensory Processes            

5. Perception         

6. Consciousness   

7. Learning and Conditioning

8. Memory

9. Language and Thought     

10. Motivation      

11. Emotion          

12. Intelligence     

13. Personality      

14. Stress, Health, and Coping             

15. Psychological Disorders 

16. Treatment of Mental Health Problems           

17. Social Influence             

18. Social Cognition             

Appendix: Statistical Methods and Measurement

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema - Yale University

Barbara L. Fredrickson - University of Michigan

Geoffrey R. Loftus - University of Washington (Seattle)

Christel Lutz - University College Utrecht