The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded.

The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.

chapter 1|3 pages


part |1 pages

Section 1 Conceptual and historical issues

chapter 2|15 pages

Approaches to psychology

chapter 3|12 pages

Psychology as science

chapter 4|11 pages

Bias in psychology

chapter 5|10 pages

Issues and debates in psychology

part |1 pages

Section 2 Psychobiology

chapter 6|17 pages

Introduction to psychobiology and genetics

chapter 7|29 pages

The brain, neurons and nervous systems

chapter 8|15 pages

Animal cognition and learning

chapter 10|11 pages

Emotion and sleep

chapter 11|14 pages

Perceptual systems and motor control

part |1 pages

Section 3 Cognitive psychology

chapter 12|18 pages


chapter 13|14 pages


chapter 14|21 pages


chapter 15|14 pages


chapter 16|16 pages

Thinking and reasoning

part |1 pages

Section 4 Developmental psychology

part |1 pages

Section 5 Social psychology

chapter 21|13 pages

Issues and themes in social psychology

chapter 22|18 pages

Attitudes, persuasion and attitude change

chapter 23|12 pages


chapter 24|17 pages

Impression formation and social interaction

chapter 25|17 pages

Social influence and group processes

part |1 pages

Section 6 Personality and intelligence

chapter 26|11 pages

The psychology of emotion

chapter 27|12 pages


chapter 28|9 pages

The self and social identity

chapter 29|25 pages


chapter 30|16 pages


chapter 31|11 pages

Psychometric testing

part |1 pages

Section 7 Psychopathology and health psychology

chapter 32|13 pages

Basic issues in psychopathology

chapter 33|30 pages

Psychopathology and its causes

chapter 34|18 pages

Treating psychopathology

chapter 35|13 pages

Health psychology

part |1 pages

Section 8 Research methods and statistics

chapter 36|13 pages

Why do we need research methods?

chapter 37|15 pages

Collecting data

chapter 38|18 pages

Summarising data

chapter 39|16 pages

Going beyond your sample

part |1 pages

Section 9 Careers and study skills

chapter 40|9 pages

Being a psychologist

chapter 41|21 pages

Study skills in psychology