Psychology: Frontiers and Applications
is one of the most popular Introductory Psychology texts in Canada for a reason. The text strikes a balance between scientific integrity and student friendliness, introducing students to psychology as a science while highlighting its relevance to their lives and society. The Fourth Canadian Edition includes expanded content on thought, language, and intelligence; a brighter, more engaging design; and an improved conceptual framework with a clearer emphasis on the relations between biological, psychological, and environmental levels of analysis.
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Chapter 1: Psychology: The Science of Behaviour
Chapter 2: Studying Behaviour Scientifically
Chapter 3: Biological Foundations of Behaviour
Chapter 4: Genes, Evolution, and Behaviour
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: States of Consciousness
Chapter 7: Learning and Adaptation: The Role of Experience
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Language and Thought
Chapter 10: Intelligence
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Development over the Life Span
Chapter 13: Behaviour in a Social Context
Chapter 14: Personality
Chapter 15: Stress, Health, and Coping
Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 17: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Appendix A: Statistics in Psychology
New to this Edition
New Look: Completely re-designed, the Fourth Canadian Edition is brighter and more colourful.
New Chapter: Thought, Language, and Intelligence have been divided into two separate chapters to allow for expansion of these important topics.
New Focus on Research Design in Every Chapter: New Research Design diagrams illustrate the design of the study featured in each chapter's Research Foundations box.
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Focus on Scientific Psychology: Throughout the book, psychology is portrayed as a contemporary science without becoming excessively formal or terminological. The text focuses both on principles derived from research and on the methods by which good research is conducted.
Focus on Neuroscience boxes highlight how rapidly developing cutting-edge technology is paving the way for groundbreaking imaging studies that give new insights into the workings of the human brain and its relationship to behaviour.
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