About the book
This textbook provides a comprehensive account of psychology for all those with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. It covers the main areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, personality, intelligence, and biological psychology.
Each chapter contains definitions of key terms, together with several multiple-choice questions and answers, and semi- structured essay questions. In addition, every chapter contains a "Personal Viewpoint" section, which encourages the reader to compare his or her views on psychology with the relevant findings of psychologists. The last chapter is devoted to study skills, and provides numerous practical hints for readers who want to study more effectively.
Key features include:
- Essay questions and self-assessment exercises in each chapter to assist learning
- Key term definitions, chapter summaries and further reading sections
- A user friendly, clearly sign-posted layout.
From the Preface
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of students of psychology in recent years. This increase has happened at all levels, and includes GCSE, AS Level, A2 Level, and university degree courses. In addition, there are many more students of nursing, education, business studies, and so on, who study psychology as part of their courses. It is my hope that this book will be of use to all students who are starting to study psychology.
Michael W. Eysenck