Now in its sixteenth edition, Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology has been fully revised and updated to reflect all recent research developments, theories and ideas, whilst also retaining all of the qualities which have established it as a leading undergraduate psychology textbook over the past five decades, including its highly accessible and engaging student-centred approach.
The established author team of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Geoffrey R. Loftus has been joined by Christel Lutz (University College Utrecht), who has helped to add a fresh European influence, and thereby create a truly international introductory textbook.
The ‘Cutting Edge Research’ box features and ‘Seeing Both Sides’ essays which conclude each chapter have been fully updated and replaced throughout, using contributions from a range of experts across the globe, and really help to bring the text to life for students.
- Covers all major areas of psychology.
- Written in a highly accessible and student-friendly style, which consistently relates psychological concepts to everyday life.
- Includes extensive pedagogical features to aid learning and encourage critical thinking, including the highly popular Seeing Both Sides essays which feature experts exploring key hot topics from different perspectives.
- Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in research.
- Coverage on exciting new developments in: cognitive neuroscience; sensation and perception research; emotion, intelligence and generic and evolutionary theories of personality; positive psychology; and social psychological perspectives on culture.
- New European co-author Christel Lutz further enhances the international focus of the text.
- Fresh, modern text design.
Cutting edge research
Seeing both sides
About the Authors
1. The Nature of Psychology
2. Biological Foundations of Psychology
3. Psychological Development
4. Sensory Processes
7. Learning and Conditioning
9. Language and Thought
14. Stress, Health, and Coping
15. Psychological Disorders
16. Treatment of Mental Health Problems
17. Social Influence
18. Social Cognition
Appendix: Statistical Methods and Measurement