A favourite for its exploration of psychology's major theories alongside the evidence that supports and refutes them, with a unique functionalist, evolutionary, neuropsychological and cross-cultural perspective. The sixth edition includes over 530 new research citations and new topics directly relevant to students' lives.
Table of Contents
Part I: Background to the Study of Psychology 1. Foundations for the Study of Psychology 2. Methods of Psychology Part II: The Adaptiveness of Behavior 3. Genetic and Evolutionary Foundations of Behavior 4. Basic Processes of Learning Part III: Physiological Mechanisms of Behavior 5. The Neural Control of Behavior 6. Mechanisms of Motivation and Emotion Part IV: Sensation and Perception 7. Smell, Taste, Pain, Hearing, and Psychophysics 8. The Psychology of Vision Part V: The Human Intellect 9. Memory and Consciousness 10. Reasoning and Intelligence Part VI: Growth of the Mind and Person 11. The Development of Thought and Language 12. Social Development Part VII: The Person in the World of People 13. Social Perception and Attitudes 14. Social Influences on Behavior Part VIII: Personality and Disorders 15. Personality 16. Mental Disorders 17. Treatment Statistical Appendix
PETER GRAY is Professor of Psychology at Boston College, USA, where he has served his department as Department Chair, Undergraduate Program Director, and Graduate Program Director. He has published research in physiological, developmental, and educational psychology; published articles on innovative teaching methods; taught more than twenty different undergraduate courses, including, most regularly, introductory psychology; helped develop a university-wide program to improve students' study and learning skills; and developed a program of research practicum courses.