Essential Psychology

ISBN 13: 9781446274828

Essential Psychology

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Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not.

The 2nd edition:

  • Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses
  • Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology
  • Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study
  • Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (

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This text provides an excellent introduction to what is essential in psychology. Its breadth of coverage and easily accessible style of presenting key findings and concepts will make it attractive to students setting out on their psychology studies.

(Chris McVittie)

This is an enjoyable and clearly written undergraduate introductory book, with a wide coverage of fundamental and applied psychology topics. Great resource for students and lecturers alike!

(Minna Lyons)

About the Author:

Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Gayle Dillon is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Christine Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Belinda is a Reader in Forensic Psychology. She teaches primarily within forensic psychology, with specific focus on sexual crime. She has a strong background in psychometrics and individual differences, and retains her enthusiasm for quantitative research (continuing to teach multivariate statistics in what she hopes is a fun and interactive manner). Her research is leading her to incorporate qualitative research methods as she continues to develop a programme of research in collaboration with HMP Whatton (the largest sex offender prison in Europe) that makes a significant and practical contribution to our understanding of sex offenders and sexual crime. Additional areas of interest (both in terms of teaching and research) include the psychology of fraud, lying and deception.

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