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Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology

Author(s): Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

ISBN: 9788131528990

Edition: 16th

© Year : 2014


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 752

Trim Size : 279 x 216 mm

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'Now in its sixteenth edition, Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology has been fully revised and updated to reflect all recent research developments, theories and ideas, whilst also retaining all of the qualities which have established it as a leading undergraduate psychology textbook over the past five decades, including its highly accessible and engaging student-centred approach.   The established author team of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Geoffrey R. Loftus has been joined by Christel Lutz (University College Utrecht), who has helped to add a fresh European influence, and thereby create a truly introductory textbook.   The 'Cutting Edge Research' box features and 'Seeing Both Sides' essays which conclude each chapter have been fully updated and replaced throughout, using contributions from a range of experts across the globe, and really help to bring the text to life for students.

' 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 Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D. who died unexpectedly in January 2013 was Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She received her B.A. in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Pennsylvania. Nolen-Hoeksema's research focuses on women's greater rates of depression compared to men and on the effects of rumination in depression. In addition to her peer-reviewed journal articles, she has published 12 books, including scholarly books, textbooks and books for lay audiences. Nolen-Hoeksema has won three major teaching awards and several awards for her research, including the David Shakow Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the APA, and a Research Career Award from the National Institute for Mental Health.   Barbara L. Fredrickson Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. is Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with appointments in Psychology and the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. She received her B.A. in psychology from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Fredrickson's research centers on emotions, especially positive emotions and their links to health and well-being. She has shared her research findings with scientists and students of psychology through scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and also with a general audience through her book, Positivity (2009, Crown). Her research and teaching have been recognized with several honors and awards, including the American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology, and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology's Career Trajectory Award.   Geoffrey R. Loftus Geoff Loftus received his BA from Brown University, and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has been professor at the University of Washington in Seattle since 1973, as well as visiting professor at MIT. He served as editor of Memory & Cognition, associate editor of Cognitive Psychology, and editorial-board member of various other journals. He has authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. His research concerns human perception and memory, as well as mathematics, statistics, scientific methodology, urban design, and video games. He has testified as an expert witness in approximately 250 civil and criminal legal cases.   Christel Lutz Christel Lutz, Ph.D. is a lecturer in Psychology at University College Utrecht, the Netherlands. She received her MSc. in physics from Utrecht University and her Ph.D. in experimental cognitive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught courses in perception and cognitive psychology. She is a fellow in the Department of Social Sciences at University College Utrecht, and has developed courses in experimental psychology and the psychology of human motivation. Her current research focuses on learning and motivation, and on the intellectual development of college students.