The fifth edition of Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour continues to build on its strong biopsychosocial approach and balancing of classical and contemporary theory. The celebrated pedagogical design has been reinforced with additional pedagogical features and real world issues to offer an exciting and engaging introduction to the study of psychology.The fifth edition has been fully updated to reflect new developments in the field and the scientific approach brings together international research and practical application to encourage critical thinking about psychology and its impact on our societies and daily lives. Key features:•Brand New! The Bigger Picture takes a step back and reflects on how a subject can be interpreted from different angles. Replacing the Levels of Analysis feature, the Bigger Picture explores not only the biological, psychological and environmental levels, but also cultural and developmental aspects as well. •Brand New! Learning Goals and Review Questions encourage students to consider the core learnings of each chapter and critically assess their real world implications. •New and Updated! Psychology at Work interviews from Psychologists in the field are now included in every chapter. They provide a glimpse into their day-to-day work and the career path they have taken since completing a psychology degree. •Research Close Ups reflect new research and literature as well as updated critical thinking questions to encourage analysis and evaluation of the findings. •Current issues and hot topics such as, Covid-19, fake news, workplace psychology, social media, prosociality and critical perspectives of positive psychology prompt debates on the questions facing psychologists today.Nigel Holt is Head of Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University, WalesAndy Bremner is Professor of Developmental Psychology and Head of Education at the University of Birmingham, UKMichael Vliek is an affiliate of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and lectures at the University of Leiden, GermanyEd Sutherland is an Associate Professor in Psychology and Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Leeds, UKMichael W. Passer is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington, USARonald E. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, USA
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Chapter 1   The science of psychologyChapter 2   Studying behaviour scientificallyChapter 3   Evolution, genes, environment and behaviourChapter 4   The brain and behaviourChapter 5   Sensation and perceptionChapter 6   ConsciousnessChapter 7   Learning: the role of experience Chapter 8   MemoryChapter 9   Language and thinkingChapter 10   IntelligenceChapter 11   Lifespan development I: physical and cognitive development Chapter 12   Lifespan development II: social and emotional development Chapter 13   Motivation and emotionChapter 14   Personality Chapter 15   Social thinking and behaviourChapter 16   Health psychology: adjusting to lifeChapter 17   Psychological disordersChapter 18   Treatment of psychological disorders
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Biographical note

Michael W. Passer, Ph.D., coordinates the introductory psychology program at the University of Washington, which enrolls about 2,500 students per year, and also is the faculty coordinator of training for new teaching assistants (TAs). He received his bachelors degree from the University of Rochester and his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a specialization in social psychology. Dr. Passer has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 1977. A former Danforth Foundation Fellow and University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award finalist, Dr. Passer has had a career-long love of teaching. Each academic year he teaches introductory psychology twice and a required pre-major course in research methods. Dr. Passer developed and teaches a graduate course on the Teaching of Psychology, which prepares students for careers in the college classroom, and also has taught courses in social psychology and attribution theory. He has published more than 20 scientific articles and chapters, primarily in the areas of attribution, stress, and anxiety, and has taught the introductory psychology course for 20 years. Ronald E. Smith, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Washington, where he also has served as Area Head of the Social Psychology and Personality area. He received his bachelors degree from Marquette University and his PhD from Southern Illinois University, where he had dual specializations in clinical and physiological psychology. His major research interests are in anxiety, stress and coping, and in performance enhancement research and intervention. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute for his contributions to the field of mental health. He has published more than 160 scientific articles and book chapters in his areas of interest and has authored or co-authored 23 books on introductory psychology, human performance enhancement, and personality, including Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integration, with Walter Mischel and Yuichi Shoda (Wiley, 2004). An award-winning teacher, he has more than 15 years of experience in teaching the introductory psychology course.