Building on the success of the market–leading and award–winning previous editions, Psychology: 4th Australian and New Zealand Edition has been thoroughly updated to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary local and international data, research and examples in the dynamic eld of psychology. Emerging and evolving topics that receive increased coverage in the new edition include social media, the digital age and adolescent cognitive development, attitudes towards asylum seekers, investigative psychology, and the changes to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5). A key strength of the text and its extensive print and online accompanying resources continues to be its integrated coverage of cross–cultural and indigenous psychology, which is a requirement for the professional accreditation of Psychology degree programs.
The text and its associated resources are ideal for both Psychology majors and those taking only a one–semester study of Psychology.
Optional student resources to accompany this text
- An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology: a practical and thorough overview of writing in the psychology discipline, based on the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual
- AssignMentor: a resource that includes interactive online templates that will guide you in writing essays, research reports and literature reviews in psychology, using correct APA referencing techniques
About the authors xvi
Accompanying resources xvii
How to use this book xviii
Australian and New Zealand content at a glance xxii
1. Psychology: the study of mental processes and behaviour 1
2. Research methods in psychology 39
3. Biological bases of mental life and behaviour 75
4. Sensation and perception 115
5. Consciousness 171
6. Learning 209
7. Memory 245
8. Thought and language 287
9. Intelligence 331
10. Motivation and emotion 363
11. Personality 413
12. Physical and cognitive development 457
13. Social development 497
14. Health, stress and coping 543
15. Psychological disorders 597
16. Treatment of psychological disorders 649
17. Attitudes and social cognition 689
18. Interpersonal processes 733
19. Cross–cultural and indigenous psychology 777
Solutions to application questions 833
Name index 944
Subject index 962
Lorelle Burton is Professor of Psychology in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Her passion for teaching psychology has been recognised with a number of teaching excellence awards, both locally and nationally. She has published numerous research papers presented at national and international conferences, and also worked as a psychologist in the private sector.
Psychology: 4th Australian and New Zealand Edition was adapted from the original Psychology textbook written by Professor Drew Westen, a work that was updated in later editions by Professor Robin Kowalski.