Introductory psychology courses need to be supported by a text which not only excites and motivates students to learn but is also reliable, comprehensive, and written to provide a solid foundation for their further studies. Now carefully adapted to offer a local context, this classic psychology text emphasises the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students' everyday lives. Australasian research, examples and statistics help make the theory even more relevant for today's students. As a result of lecturer reviews, surveys and focus groups, the area of cross-cultural and indigenous psychology from an Australian perspective has been thoroughly integrated throughout the text. Psychology and Life provides a rigorous, research-centred survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will make the science of psychology relevant, spark their interest and excite their imaginations.