Introductory Psychology is a major text ideal for those embarking on the study of psychology for the first time. It is the result of over 20 years of teaching in the area and provides a lively, readable and comprehensive account of the subject. The book is divided into eight parts covering: historical background, issues and controversies in psychology; biological bases of psychology; cognitive psychology; animal behaviour; human development; social psychology; personality and atypical behaviour; research methods. The text is fully illustrated and features chapter objectives, chapter summaries, self-assessment questions, on-page glossary definitions and further reading lists to help consolidate students' learning. All adopters of this textbook can gain free access to theCompanion Website, which is designed to meet the needs of the busy lecturer. It includes a wide selection of material to support the book's use in the classroom or lecture hall; essay questions, suggested topics for seminar discussions, over 500 additional questions including multiple choice, and overhead transparency masters (available in PowerPoint or hardcopy).