Each chapter is written by a world authority in the field, in association with our editorial team.
Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at Oxford University, and a Fellow of New College. He has published widely on the topics of attribution theory, social cognition, stereotyping, and intergroup relations. His current research focuses on intergroup contact and the reduction of intergroup conflict. He is co-founding editor of the European Review of Social Psychology, and a former editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology. His books include Causal Attribution, Stereotypes and Stereotyping and Introduction to Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Frank D. Fincham trained as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University after obtaining his undergraduate and master’s degrees in South Africa. He is currently Eminent Scholar and Director, Florida State University Family Institute, and also an Associate Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association and the National Council for Family Relations. His work on relationships has been recognized by numerous awards, including the prestigious President’s Award from the British Psychological Society for ‘distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge’.
Jonathan Foster obtained a first class honours degree in psychology and a doctorate in behavioural neuroscience from the University of Oxford. He was subsequently awarded an international fellowship in neuropsychology, held at the Rotman Institute, University of Toronto. He has taught and practised psychology in three continents and has consulted on psychological topics for industrial, legal and commercial organizations. His particular area of expertise is cognitive neuroscience (especially related to disorders of memory), on which he has spoken and published widely. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Edith Cowan University and an Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at the University of Western Australia.
Mike Anderson is Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. He has published widely on the topics of cognitive development and intelligence. His current research focus is PROJECT K.I.D.S. an innovative child-friendly research program exploring the cognitive development of 2000 children aged 6-11yrs.
Martha Augoustinos is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, where she teaches social psychology. She has written extensively on racism and prejudice in Australia and is co-author with Iain Walker of Social Cognition: An Integrated Introduction (Sage Publications).
Joanne Davila is Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has published widely on adolescent and adult psychopathology and interpersonal functioning. Her current interests include how depression and anxiety can impair romantic functioning, and how attachment security develops over time and relationships.
Kevin Durkin is now Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, having previously held a Chair at the University of Western Australia. He has written a large number of journal articles and books, and is editor of First Language journal. His current work is focused on young people and the media, language acquisition and problem behaviour in adolescence.
Catherine Fritz is a Lecturer in Psychology in the Education Research Department at Lancaster University. Her research is on memory and learning from a constructivist perspective. In collaboration with Peter Morris, she investigates ways of improving memory and making learning more effective.
Geoffrey Hall is Professor of Psychology at the University of York. His central research interest is the mechanisms responsible for learning and, in particular, the extent to which the associative processes revealed by studies of simple conditioning in animals can be developed to explain instances of learning more generally.
John Harris is Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading. He has written many articles on abnormalities of perception in neurological illness, as well as on normal visual perception. His current research is centered on the visual perception of movement, and on distortions of visual space in Parkinson’s disease.
Alex Haslam is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Exeter. A former associate editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, he is currently editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. His recent books include: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (with Craig McGarty, Sage, 2003).
Michael Hogg is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland, and Visiting Professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published widely on group processes, intergroup relations and social identity. His current research is on uncertainty and extremism.
Clive Hollin is Professor of Criminological Psychology at the University of Leicester. He has written or edited 19 books, over 200 articles for academic and professional publications, and edits the academic journal Psychology, Crime, & Law. His main research interest lies in the application of psychological theory and practice to reducing crime, particularly with regard to working with offenders.
Diane Houston is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kent. Her research interests are in applied social psychology, particularly issues of gender, performance and well-being in work and academic performance. She has a particular interest in theories of work participation, social comparison, efficacy, and attributional style.
Greg Maio is Professor of Social Psychology at Cardiff University. He has published widely on the topics of attitudes and social cognition. His current research focuses on the mental structure of social values.
Craig McGarty is a social psychologist and Reader in Psychology at The Australian National University. He is the author of a textbook on research methods and statistics and has taught and published on research methods in psychology. He is currently developing new methods for analysing data from small group research.
Peter Morris is Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department at Lancaster University. He has published on various aspects of applied psychology, especially memory and memory improvement. Currently, in collaboration with Catherine Fritz he is investigating practical ways of making learning easier and more effective.
Jane Ogden is Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey. She has authored four books on aspects of health psychology including the leading textbook in the field and carries out research on eating behaviour and obesity, aspects of the consultation and areas of women’s health.
Malcolm Patterson is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield from where he received his MSc in Occupational Psychology. His current research interests include human resource management and performance, stress management interventions, and evidence based practice.
Nick Rawlins is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and Fellow of University College, Oxford. His research interests include: anxiety; pain; memory storage and its failure; schizophrenia; and neurodegenerative disease. His research uses a wide range of techniques (including electrophysiology, anatomy, fMRI and genetic engineering), to understand and develop clinical treatments of these conditions.
Corinne Reid is a clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Western Australia. She is clinical director of PROJECT K.I.D.S. and works with families and children dealing with learning and behavioural difficulties.
Edmund T Rolls is a Professor of Experimental Psychology, at the University of Oxford. He has produced a theory of the brain mechanisms of emotion and motivation and he has published widely on these topics, as well as on the computational neuroscience of vision and memory.
David Rose is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Surrey. His research experience is mainly in visual psychophysics, but he also has published on the neuroscience of vision and memory. His current interests centre on the philosophy of perception and the neural bases of awareness.
Tony Sanford is a professor of psychology at the University of Glasgow. He has worked on a general model of discourse understanding, and has written approximately 200 scientific papers and has authored five books. Currently, he is working on the neuroscience of perspective-taking, and on the relationship of literary style and techniques to how language is processed.
Ken Strongman is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Arts at Canterbury University, having previously been 25 years in the Chair of Psychology. His research interests have covered the entire field of emotion in which he has published widely. His 'The Psychology of Emotion' appeared in its 5th edition in 2003.
Tom Troscianko is Professor of Psychology at Bristol University, although his original degree was in Physics. His main interest is human perception, although he also studies perceptual systems in other animals and in robots.
Michael West is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Head of Research at Aston Business School. He has authored fourteen books and over 150 articles for scientific and practitioner publications. His areas of research interest are team and organizational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services.