Book Description: Psychology allows readers to discover the important findings of this field first-hand! Readers put themselves in the role of researcher, allowing them to take an active interest in understanding psychology as a psychologist would. Dozens of pioneering researchers have been interviewed, enabling readers to find out how they became interested in psychology, how they came up with their important discoveries, how their discoveries influence the field today, and where they believe psychology is headed in the future. Topics include behavioral neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thought and language, nature and nurture, human development, intelligence, motivation, emotion, social influences, social and cultural groups, personality, psychological disorders, treatment, health and well-being. An exciting read for anyone interested in psychology and research; because of its comprehensive appendix, glossary, and reference section, this book is a must-have desk reference for psychologists and others in the field.