Psychology Australian and New Zealand Edition,
3rd Edition

Douglas A. Bernstein, Julie Ann Pooley, Lynne Cohen, Steve Provost, Jacquelyn Cranney, Bethanie Gouldthorp, Neil Drew

ISBN-13: 9780170445375 | ISBN-10: 0170445372

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 1008 pages

List Price USD $108.75


Psychology 3rd AU/NZ edition helps you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for your career in psychology and within the professional discipline of psychology. It’s a valuable study resource during your introductory psychology course and will be a useful reference throughout the rest of your studies and your future career in psychology. Learn with local ideas and examples within the context of psychology as an international discipline. Rich cultural and Indigenous coverage is integrated throughout the book, and in specific chapters, to help your understanding. New versions of this text come with bonus resources on the Student Website: Web links; Graduate competencies (PDF); Appendix A - Careers for Psychology Graduates (PDF); Appendix B - Searching Psychology Databases (PDF). Access for 12 months from your first login.

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Meet the Authors

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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 Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts and Humanities 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 who strives for excellence in her role and holds a National Teaching Award from the Australian University Teaching Committee, and a National Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Contributions to Student Learning. Julie Ann’s primary research interest is in understanding resilience in real world contexts.

Professor Lynne Cohen is a community psychologist, applied social psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She was the Executive Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University (ECU). Lynne was awarded the Order of Australia in 2016 for her services to Higher Education. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels 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. Lynne has received numerous Awards for Learning and Teaching within tertiary education, which include a National Teaching Award from the Australian University Teaching Committee, and a National Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Contributions to Student Learning. She is also an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellow.

Dr Steve 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.

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 Competencies for the 4-year Australian undergraduate psychology program.

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.

Professor Neil Drew is Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au) at Edith Cowan University. Neil has a background in social and community psychology with over 30 years of experience working with a diverse range of communities and groups. He has received Vice Chancellor’s awards for excellence individually and as a team member at two universities and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. In 2014 he received an Edith Cowan University Certificate of Excellence for achieving the highest Faculty research income. Neil is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. In his current role he has a strong interest in knowledge exchange in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

  • Updated to support student understanding of the skills required and how to master them while studying psychology with the NEW graduate competencies (GC) and psychological literacy sections at the beginning of each chapter
  • Expanded coverage of the latest topics including size illusions and Top down and bottom up processing together (chapter 4), sleep deprivation and treatment (chapter 5), memory cues and eyewitness testimony (chapter 7), and updates on the biological bases of behaviour
  • Restructured to give students concise coverage that fits the curriculum with a NEW Chapter 8, 'Thought, language and intelligence', combining chapters 7, 'Cognition and language', and 9 'Cognitive abilities' from the 2nd edition
  • Expanded coverage of important topics such as culture and identity and Indigenous psychology with the addition of the NEW author, Neil Drew, to our author team. Neil worked in collaboration and consultation with senior Indigenous people, including Dr Uncle Mick Adams and others, in the development of the content for this 3rd edition. Graeme Gower was an important contributor to this content and co-author of chapters ‘Cultural and psychology’ and ‘Indigenous Psychology’ in previous editions
  • 'Snapshot' boxes throughout the text give students interesting visual glimpses into psychology in the real world
  • 'Features list' to easily identify the interesting 'Thinking critically', 'Focus on research' and 'Linkages' topics throughout the text
  • Test your understanding as you go via the ‘In review’ boxes which summarise 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
  • '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 text, 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 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
  • 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 five 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?
  • Understand how the different fields of psychology connect to each other by reviewing the chapter-ending 'Linkages diagram'
  • Actively try out the concepts discussed in the chapter by following the 'Try this' icons throughout the text

Table of Contents

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

17 Neuropsychology
18 Behavioural genetics
19 Statistics in psychological research
Appendix A Careers for psychology graduates
Appendix B Searching psychological databases

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Instructor Website for Bernstein's Psychology Australian and New Zealand Edition

Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's video activities, and Artwork. New to this edition are the Instructor’s Test your knowledge questions and answers in the Instructor’s Guide. The Instructor's Guide is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class: chapter outlines, Student active learning and critical thinking activities, and suggested answers for in-text questions and activities. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at cengage.com.au/instructors for Australia or cengage.co.nz/instructors for New Zealand.

Student Website for Bernstein's Psychology: Australian and New Zealand Edition

Resources on the Student Website are included when you choose this text for your course. The collection of bonus online tools for Bernstein’s Psychology 3rd A&NZ edition includes downloadable graduate competencies information, and appendices on careers for psychology graduates, and searching psychology databases. Instructors can view the resources from their Cengage Instructor dashboard. Students log in and access them at cengage.com

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Psychology Australian and New Zealand Edition

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