Author(s): Alexandra Cragg & Xenia Lonie
Psychology: an Introduction for New Zealand Students covers the five strands of psychology as taught in senior Psychology classes in New Zealand secondary schools: - Approaches - Issues - Method - Inquiry Fields. This is an introductory level textbook that includes theories and explanations with real-life New Zealand examples of psychology in action. It is suitable for both new and experienced psychology teachers. It can supplement existing psychology courses at NCEA Level 1 and 2, or be the basis for new courses established by first time teachers. Also included is a range of questions, activities and possible inquiries aimed at equipping students with the skills to complete NCEA psychology standards.
INTRODUCTION 1.1 How to use this textbook 1.2 What is psychology? 1.3 Career paths in psychology: Where can it take you? APPROACHES 2.1 Approaching to psychology 2.2 Behavioural psychology 2.3 Psychodynamic psychology 2.4 Humanistic psychology 2.5 Behavioural psychology 2.6 Cognitive psychology ISSUES 3.1 Ethical issues in psychology METHODS 4.1 Research methods 4.2 Issues with research methods in psychology 4.3 Experiments 4.4 Observation 4.5 Surveys 4.6 Case studies INQUIRY FIELDS 6.1 Fields of psychology 6.2 Sports psychology 6.3 Health psychology 6.4 Industrial/Organisational ps