Book & CD-ROM. This second edition is a visually appealing, comprehensive and accessible text designed to help students make sense of psychology and its relationship to their everyday lives. The areas it covers include: Research methods and statistics; Biological bases of behaviour; Sensation and perception; Developmental psychology; Learning; Industrial psychology; Sexuality. A number of new chapter authors provide fresh perspectives and stimulating South African case materials to an expanded selection of topics. A range of cultural viewpoints are discussed and current debates about psychology are presented from different perspectives to allow students to develop their capacity to think critically. Chapter overviews, suggested further readings and a comprehensive index make the book easy to use. For lecturers there is a CD containing chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides providing direct assistance in teaching the subject. Students and lecturers alike will find this book offers a detailed overview and perfect introduction to the subject of psychology.
Lionel Nicholas is a professor at the University of Fort Hare.