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Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction

Peter Scott (Editor), Chris Spencer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19235-0
798 pages
March 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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This introductory text contains European data, cases and examples alongside traditional American material.
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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Boxes.

List of Contributors.


Part I: Introduction:.

1. Introduction to Psychology: Peter Scott (Open University) and Christopher Spencer (University of Sheffield).

Part II: Lifespan Development:.

2. Infancy and Childhood: Mark Blades (University of Sheffield), Jill Boucher (University of Sheffield) and Peter Smith (Goldsmith's College, London).

3. Adolescence and Adulthood: Peter Smith (Goldsmith's College, London) and Helen Cowie (Roehampton Institute, London).

Part III: Biological Psychology:.

4. Evolution and Sociobiology: Richard Byrne (University of St Andrews).

5. Neuroscience: Robin Stevens (University of Nottingham).

6. Perception: Mike Harris (University of Birmingham).

Part IV: Cognitive Psychology:.

7. Memory: Alan Parkin (University of Sussex).

8. Learning, Skill and Expertise: Rod Nicolson (University of Sheffield).

9. Thinking and Reasoning: Alan Garnham (University of Sussex).

10. Language: Peter Scott (Open University).

Part V: Social Psychology:.

11. Social Cognition: Self, Attitudes and Attributions: Paschal Sheeran and Sheina Orbell (Both University of Sheffield).

12. Social Group Processes - From the Dyad to the Small Group to the Crowd: Christopher Spencer (University of Sheffield).

13. Environmental Psychology: Christopher Spencer (University of Sheffield).

Part VI: The Individual:.

14. Personality - the Individual and Society: Paschal Sheeran and Sheina Orbell (Both University of Sheffield).

15. Intelligence: Mark Blades (University of Sheffield).

Part VII: Applied Psychology:.

16. Clinical and Health Psychology: Graham Turpin and Pauline Slade (Both University of Sheffield).

17. Psychology in the Workplace: Nik Chmiel (University of Sheffield).

Part VIII: Conclusion:.

18. Conclusion: Peter Scott (Open University) and Christopher Spencer (University of Sheffield).




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Author Information

Peter Scott taught cognitive psychology at the University of Sheffield, and recently joined the new Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University to develop multimedia learning materials.

Christopher Spencer is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include environmental psychology, cognitive mapping, and children's use of places.

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