Psychology: An international discipline in context: Australian & New Zealand Edition 1st Edition
Douglas A. Bernstein | Julie Ann Pooley | Lynne Cohen | Bethanie Gouldthorp | Stephen Provost | Jacquelyn Cranney | Louis A. Penner | Alison Clarke-Stewart | Edward J. Roy
Psychology: Australia and New Zealand, 2nd edition 2nd Edition
Douglas A. Bernstein | Julie Ann Pooley | Lynne Cohen | Bethanie Gouldthorp | Steven Provost | Jacquelyn Cranney
ISBN-13: 9780170386302 | ISBN-10: 0170386309
© 2018 | Published |  1016  Pages
Previous Editions: 2014

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Make introductory psychology modern and accessible! Strike a balance between classic and contemporary topics and theory.

The new edition of this text engages students with local ideas and examples, within the context of psychology as an international discipline. Rich cultural and indigenous coverage is integrated throughout the text, as well as new chapters, 'Indigenous psychology', and 'Culture and psychology'. There is also the continued, and unique focus throughout the text on graduate attributes for accreditation, careers in psychology and the professional discipline of psychology.

Linkages features in the text knit together student understanding of psychology’s sub-disciplines, and the research sections show the how and why of research. World class learning technology available with Bernstein includes CourseMate Express, and a new MindTap.

  • 1. Introducing psychology
    2. Research in psychology
    3. Biological aspects of psychology
    4. Sensation and perception
    5. Learning
    6. Memory
    7. Cognition and language
    8. Consciousness
    9. Cognitive abilities
    10. Motivation and emotion
    11. Human development
    12. Health, stress, and coping
    13. Personality
    14. Psychological disorders and treatment
    15. Social cognition and influence
    16. Culture and psychology
    17. Indigenous psychology

    18. Neuropsychology
    19. Behavioural genetics
    20. Statistics in psychological research
    App A Careers for psychology graduates
    App B Searching psychology databases

    • Understand how the different fields of psychology connect to each other by reviewing the chapter-ending Linkages Diagram
    • Art program illustrations are clear, effective teaching tools, rich with detail. Instructional captions for all figures, tables, photographs, and cartoons reiterate core concepts and help with interpreting visual material
    • CourseMate Express icons throughout the text guide students to the engaging online resources for learning and revision
    • Support student understanding of the skills required and how to master them while studying psychology by reviewing the graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections at the beginning of each chapter
    • Examine how theoretical concepts have been used in practice through the 'Applying psychology' questions at the beginning of each chapter and 'Applying psychology' icons throughout the text
    • 'Linkages' sections and icons throughout the text, highlight the network of relationships among psychology's subfields, helping students see the 'big picture' of psychology as an interrelated discipline
    • 'Thinking critically' sections in each chapter make psychological processes more explicit and accessible by providing a five-question framework for analysing evidence before drawing conclusions. Throughout the book, psychological phenomena are described in a way that first reveals the logic of the scientific enterprise, then identifies possible flaws in design or implementation, and finally leaves room for more questions and further research
    • Examine the ways in which research methods have been applied to help advance understanding of behaviour and mental processes through the Focus on Research sections. Focus on Research is organised around 5 key questions: (1) What was the researcher's question? (2) How did the researcher answer the question? (3) What did the researcher find? (4) What do the results mean? And (5) What do we still need to know?
    • Actively try out the concepts discussed in the chapter by following the 'Try this' icons throughout the text
    • Test your understanding as you go via the In Review boxes which summarize information in a convenient tabular format. These boxes are accompanied by fill-in-the-blank self-test questions to help students review, integrate, and comprehend large chunks of information.
    • Definitions of important key terms are located in the margin for quick reference
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    • Doug is a very motivated author. He chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.

      Professor Julie Ann Pooley is currently Associate Head of School of the School of Psychology and Social Science, and Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science at Edith Cowan University. She has taught extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate psychology program levels in Australia and internationally. Her teaching areas include Introductory Psychology, Research Methods and Community Psychology. She is a passionate educator that strives for excellence in her role and holds a National Teaching Award from the Australian University Teaching Committee (2003), and a National Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Contributions to Student Learning.

      Associate Professor Lynne Cohen has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology for 17 years. Currently she is the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Social Science at Edith Cowan University. Lynne is a community psychologist and brings many years of experience in resiliency research with children and university students. She has led a number of interdisciplinary research teams, and is committed to a collaborative model involving community organisations. She also has extensive experience in working with children with learning difficulties, developing and implementing a literacy program and training a team of teachers to provide a service for students with learning difficulties. She was chief editor of the Australian Community Psychologist journal.

      Bethanie is a Lecturer at Murdoch University where she is particularly responsible for the development of the first year program. She is the coordinator of several undergraduate units in introductory psychology and biological psychology, and her subject cohort includes students from Australia as well as off-shore students in Singapore. Bethanie has been nominated for several teaching and research awards, including the Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Research Award for Early Career Development and Achievement. She is dedicated to engaging students of psychology, particularly at first year level, through innovative teaching techniques that ensure a high quality learning experience. Bethanie is also an active researcher and has published a number of important articles in her field. Her research interests are in cognitive and neuropsychology, with a particular interest in neurolinguistics.

      Dr Steven Provost has been a psychology educator in a variety of institutions for more than 30 years. He has taught learning, memory, perception, psychopharmacology, statistics and a variety of topics in experimental psychology. He has a strong interest in appropriate use of technology in teaching. He held grants from the Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching in 1993 and 1995, one relating to the development of courseware/simulation software, and the second relating to the use of hypertext in teaching. He has been involved in a number of projects funded by the Australian Universities Teaching Committee and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, including acting as the Project Officer for the Disciplinary Review of Psychology (Lipp et al, 2007). He received the Australian Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Education in 2010. Steve is a founding member of the Australian Psychology Educators Network (APEN).

      Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney is an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) National Teaching Fellow who has a special interest in undergraduate psychology education. She has served on a number of national committees concerned with the quality of education and training, and has contributed to reviews on the aims of undergraduate psychology education in the U.S. and Britain. Jacquelyn is a well-recognised educator in Psychology. She has been instrumental in the development of the Graduate attributes for the 4-year Australian undergraduate psychology program.