ISBN 9780071077996,General Psychology

General Psychology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780071077996

ISBN-10 0071077995


Number of Pages 600 Pages
Language (English)


General Psychology is an introductory textbook designed for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology offered by Indian universities. The pedagogically rich text provides a refreshing blend of theory and concepts. It also contains reference to major researches in the subject area. The latest researches and developments have been mentioned wherever possible and all references have been provided for the same. Interesting research studies related to the topics discussed have also been provided in boxes. There are a number of illustrations to help the students diagrammatically understand the topic being discussed. Important information and tips are also given throughout the text. A detailed glossary and a list of references are provided at the end of the book. Salient Features Comprehensively covers most of the topic of prescribed by the major Indian universities. A number of illustrations have been included in the text to help the students diagrammatically understand the topic being discussed. Learning aids includes three boxed items Psychology Nuggets, Psychology in Everyday Life and Experimental Perspective which provide interesting information throughout the text. At the end of each chapter, a number of different types of exercises are given to enable the readers to evaluate themselves. Captures all recent research in India as well as the World. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 introduction Chapter 2 biological foundation of behavior Chapter 3 processes of consciousness attention Chapter 4 sensation and perception Chapter 5 sleep, dreams, hypnosis, meditation and drugs Chapter 6 learning and conditioning Chapter 7 memory and forgetting Chapter 8 thinking and language Chapter 9 motivation Chapter 10 emotions Chapter 11 intelligence Chapter 12 personality theories Glossary References Index