- Paperback: 992 pages
- Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (October 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841693618
- ISBN-13: 978-1841693613
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,825,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Psychology: An International Perspective 1st Edition
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This is a most impressive volume, an Introductory Psychology textbook that provides an international perspective. Professors of Introductory Psychology in the United States should certainly take a serious look at this book. I have heard many complaints that all American Introductory Psychology textbooks are about the same. For those who have ever voiced this suspicion, Eysenck's text should be carefully examined because it certainly breaks the mold in many ways. The book is thorough and written at a high level (by U.S. standards) and the depth of coverage is greater than that seen in most North American textbooks. The book may be more suitable for Introductory Psychology courses that are spread across two semesters than completed in only a single semester. The writing is engaging and the book is well illustrated. All instructors of Introductory Psychology should seriously consider this book. - Henry L. Roediger, III, Washington University in St. Louis
Eysenck presents his material in a balanced, stimulating, and culturally sensitive manner. He skillfully supplements classic theories of psychological constructs with more recent theoretical models. His illustrations of key concepts with core examples and descriptions of clinical experience are particularly helpful. Moreover, the 'evidence,' 'evaluation,' and 'discussion points' bridge science and clinical experience admirably and stimulate critical thinking. A major contribution! - Aaron T. Beck, University of Pennsylvania
About the Author
Michael W. Eysenck is one of the best-known British psychologists. He is Professor of Psychology and head of the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London, which is one of the leading departments in the United Kingdom. His academic interests lie mainly in cognitive psychology, with much of his research focusing on the role of cognitive factors in anxiety in normal and clinical populations. He supports Crystal Palace football club.
He has written nearly 30 books over the years. His previous textbooks published by Psychology Press include Simply Psychology (1996, 2002), Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2000, 2005, with Mark Keane), Psychology for AS Level (2000 with Cara Flanagan, 2003), Principles of Cognitive Psychology (1993, 2001), Psychology for A2 Level (2001, with Cara Flanagan), Key Topics in A2 Psychology (2003), and Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2000). He has also written the research monographs Anxiety and Cognition: A Unified Theory (1997) and Anxiety: The Cognitive Perspective (1992), along with the popular title Happiness: Facts and Myths (1990). He has lived with his wife Christine in Wimbledon, south-west London, for the past 30 years.
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