Psychology encompasses a broad range of inquiry, from the operation of the brain to complex social and intra-psychic interactions. Incorporating the most current techniques and findings in the field, this comprehensive introduction offers a thorough treatment of contemporary psychology. Its detailed coverage of methods of psychological research is integrated into discussions of each major topic, which gives students a firmer grasp of current psychological inquiry and research by placing reseach methodologies in context. In addition, it discusses the historical development and present status of theoretical topics and empirical phenomena. Topical coverage implements a "levels of analysis approach" to enhance students' understanding of each topic and to integrate their grasp of the different perspectives in psychology.