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An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 3rd Edition

by: Lorelle J. Burton

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons,30.09.08

Category: PSYCHOLOGY Level:

ISBN: 1742166490
ISBN13: 9781742166490

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Psychology: 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition helps to deliver one of the most robust findings in psychology to Australasian students: that memory and understanding are enhanced when target information is associated with vivid and personally relevant material!

Building on the success of the market-leading and award-winning first edition, Psychology: 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition has been thoroughly updated to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary local and international data, research and examples in the dynamic field of psychology. A key strength of the text and its extensive accompanying resources is its integrated coverage of cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, a key requirement for professional accreditation of Psychology degree programs.

It is ideal for use both by Psychology majors and those only taking a one semester course of psychology.

Now with Wiley Desktop Edition!

When you purchase a new copy of this text you will also receive a Wiley Desktop Edition which allows you to study electronically.

  * Download the full text to your computer!

  * Use the search function to locate key concepts!

  * Create your own colour-coded highlights as you revise!

  * Make notes for revision and share them with your friends!

Check out all the great features yourself in this DEMONSTRATION


  * Data, research and examples from Australia and New Zealand where appropriate

  * Concept Maps open each chapter, outlining the key psychological topics and concepts to be explored

  * Scene setters introduce the themes of each chapter by providing a real world example

  * Central Questions pose the underlying questions relevant to the psychological issues being discussed and are revisited at the end of each chapter

  * Interim Summaries facilitate student understanding of the material by regularly reinforcing key aspects of psychological theory during each chapter

  * From Brain to Behaviour is an extended discussion of a particular issue, showing how psychology is situated between the nervous system and our cultural experience

  * Global Vistas use cross cultural studies to explore psychological phenomena from people with different ethnic backgrounds

  * A Commentary has been provided in each chapter by a leading academic expressing their opinion on how the psychological issue applies in the Asia-Pacific region

  * One Step Further is a boxed feature in each chapter giving more advanced coverage of a particular topic, provided by leading academics in the field

  * Making Connections help students to see how elements of the psychology discipline fit together, by providing cross-referenced links to topics between chapters

  * Apply and Discuss questions throughout each chapter encourage critical thinking by students in applying theory to a real-life situation

  * Ethical Dilemmas provide students with potentially challenging situations commonly faced in psychology

  * End-of-Chapter Review, Discussion, and Application Questions are provided, with suggested answers to the application questions provided at the back of the text for self-study.


Psychology: 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition is based on the original work of Professor Drew Westen and more recently Professor Robin Kowalski, in their popular Psychology textbook, currently in its fifth edition. Their content has been adapted for Australasian students by Dr Lorelle Burton, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Lorelle is an award-winning senior lecturer who has taught Introductory Psychology for many years and written a number of influential publications on the topic of promoting learning in first-year students. She has also worked as a psychologist in the private sector.

Her passion for teaching Introductory Psychology has been officially recognised with several national teaching excellence awards, including:

  * 2006 Carrick Award for Teaching Excellence (Social Sciences category)

  * 2006 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  * 2005 Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Faculty of Sciences, USQ

  * 2004 Pearson Education and Australian Psychological Society Early Career Teaching Award

  * 2001 USQ Award for Teaching Excellence.