In this book Michael Eysenck, one of the UK's most eminent psychologists, provides an international approach to introductory psychology. Unlike the typical American text, this book provides comprehensive and lively coverage of current research from a global perspective, including the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, Australia and Canada, as well as the USA. Numerous pedagogical and illustrative features facilitate learning. These include: Self-assessment questions with a focus on cross-cultural issues Key Study evaluations including emphasis of methodological and ethical issues Key term definitions Information in tone boxes to highlight points of interest/observations Humorous drawings Numerous graphs, photos, figures and tables Additionally, the book is accompanied by an extensive multi-media package. These resources include: Interactive exercises Multi-level interactive MCQ testbank PowerPoint lecture course Computer simulations of key experiments Internet links keyed to the text.
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.