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Endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society, the 3rd edition of this popular Australasian text continues to deliver on one of the most robust findings in psychology to local students - that memory and understanding are enhanced when target information is associated with vivid and personally relevant material!

Building on the success of the market-leading and award-winning previous editions, Psychology: 3rd Australian and New Zealand Edition has been thoroughly updated to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary local and international data, research and examples in the dynamic field of psychology. Emerging and evolving topics that receive increased coverage in the new edition include conservation psychology, social media and the psychological impacts of natural disasters. A key strength of the text and its extensive print and online accompanying resources continues to be its integrated coverage of cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, a key requirement for the professional accreditation of Psychology degree programs.

The text and its associated resources are ideal for both Psychology majors and those taking only a one-semester study of Psychology.

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About the author (2011)

Lorelle Burton is Associate Professor of Psychology andAssociate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Sciencesat the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Lorelle is a fullyregistered psychologist and a full member of the AustralianPsychological Society (APS). She commenced full-time teaching in1996, with her primary areas of interest including foundationpsychology and individual differences. Lorelle’s passion forteaching psychology has been recognised with a number of teachingexcellence awards, both locally and nationally. She received theUSQ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001, and the Dean’sAward for Outstanding Contribution to the Faculty of Sciences in2005 and 2006. In 2004, she was awarded the 2004 Pearson Educationand APS Psychology Early Career Teaching Award, and in 2006 shereceived a Carrick Australian Award for Teaching Excellence (SocialSciences) and a Carrick Australian Citation for OutstandingContributions to Student Learning. One of the keys toLorelle’s success as a teacher is her commitment todeveloping innovative approaches to course design and delivery. Sheis deeply committed to the quality of learning experiences and thesuccess of her students, and has passionately embraced newtechnologies as a means of creating exciting, interesting andmeaningful learning environments.

Drew Westen is Professor in the Department ofPsychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences atEmory University. He received his BA at Harvard University, an MAin Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex(England) and his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University ofMichigan, where he subsequently taught for six years. While at theUniversity of Michigan, he was honoured two years in a row bythe Michigan Daily as the best teaching professor atthe university, and was the recipient of the first Golden AppleAward for outstanding undergraduate teaching. More recently, he wasselected as a G. Stanley Hall Lecturer by the AmericanPsychological Association. Drew is an active researcher who is onthe editorial boards of multiple journals, including ClinicalPsychology: Science and Practice, PsychologicalAssessment and the Journal of Personality Disorders. Hismajor areas of research are personality disorders, eatingdisorders, emotion regulation, implicit processes, psychotherapyeffectiveness and adolescent psychopathology. His series ofvideotaped lectures on abnormal psychology, called Is AnyoneReally Normal?, was published by the Teaching Company, incollaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. Drew also providespsychological commentaries on political issues for All ThingsConsidered on National Public Radio.

Robin Kowalski is Professor of Psychology in theDepartment of Psychology at Clemson University. She received her BAat Furman University, an MA in General Psychology at Wake ForestUniversity and her PhD in Social Psychology at the University ofNorth Carolina at Greensboro. Robin spent the first 13 years of hercareer at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.While there, she received the Botner Superior Teaching Award andthe University Teaching-Research Award. She came to Clemson in2003, where she has received the College of Business and BehavioralScience Under- graduate Teaching Excellence Award, the Board ofTrustee’s Award for Faculty Excellence and the NationalScholar’s Mentoring Award. She is also an active researcherwho served on the editorial board for the Journal of Socialand Clinical Psychology. She has written or edited nine booksand has published in many professional journals,including Psychological Bulletin andthe Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Robinhas two primary research interests. The first focuses on aversiveinterpersonal behaviours, specifically cyber bullying andcomplaining. Her research on complaining has received internationalattention, including an appearance on NBC’s TodayShow. Her book, Complaining, Teasing, and Other AnnoyingBehaviors, was featured on National Public Radio’s AllThings Considered, and in an article in USA Weekend. Herbook on cyber bullying entitled Cyber Bullying: Bullying in theDigital Age has an accompanying Her second research focus is healthpsychology, with a particular focus on organ donation andtransplantation.

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