Description: Psychology teaching in New Zealand does not fit perfectly into a North American or a European model. In fact, New Zealand is very much a meeting place for the ideas that dominate these two regions. For this reason, and also motivated by the exciting research projects that are being carried out within the country, the editors of this volume have worked together and with other New Zealand academics to provide students with a local, relevant context for their studies. Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand is a text which showcases much of the important research that is being done here. The book is also written by New Zealand-based academics who have both researched and taught the topics that are typically covered in introductory psychology courses.
Contents: The history of early psychological research in New Zealand - Simon Kemp; Biological bases of behaviour - Susan Schenk and David Harper; Evolutionary psychology: A way of thinking in psychology - Rachel M Collie, Tony Ward and Theresa A Gannon; Sensation and perception - John Perrone; Learning and conditioning - David Harper; Memory and cognition - John McDowall; Cognitive development in infancy and early childhood - Jason Low and Ronald Atkins; New Zealand families: Child rearing practices and attitudes - Jane Ritchie; Social cognition - John McClure; Social psychology and group processes - Marc Wilson; Emotion - Kenneth Strongman; Gender and sexuality - Ann Weatherall; Language and communication - Ann Weatherall; Maori and psychology: Indigenous psychology in New Zealand - Linda Nikora; Abnormal and clinical psychology - Gail Tripp; Forensic/criminal justice psychology - Devon L L Polaschek; Health psychology - Kerry Chamberlain; Industrial and organisational psychology - Michael O'Driscoll and Paul Taylor