Description : A psychology text that you'll actually want to read! PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY is guaranteed to spark your curiosity, insight, imagination, and interest. Using the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Relate, and Review) active learning system to help you study smarter, Coon leads you to an understanding of major concepts as well as how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Each chapter of this book takes you into a different realm of psychology, such as personality, abnormal behavior, memory, consciousness, and human development. Each realm is complex and fascinating, with many pathways, landmarks, and detours to discover. Take the journey and find yourself becoming actively involved with the material as you develop a basic understanding of psychology that will help you succeed in this course and enrich your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : The text of choice at schools across the country, by an author who garners more accolades from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR attracts-and holds-the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. Dennis Coon and new contributor John Mitterer have updated the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite) by harnessing critical thinking to better help students understand psychology's broad concepts and great diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools-together with the book's example-laced writing style, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and superb new media resources-ensure that students will find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the best selling text in the market because of its extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples integrated throughout the text. Throughout all nine e
Description : Steven Breckler, James Olson, and Elizabeth Wiggins want to bring social psychology alive for students. They know that the only way to do this is for students to experience social psychology themselves. From the inception of the Social Psychology Alive project, the book, workbook, online labs, and video were developed in tandem, so each component would work seamlessly with the other components to help students recognize social psychological phenomena in the world around them. The book presents a mix of classic and contemporary research in an accessible writing style that emphasizes the relevance of the findings to students' own lives. In the workbook, students are given activities that apply the principles; in Social Psychology Labs Online, students actually participate in social psychology experiments and thereby experience the research process of social psychologists; in the video, students see examples of social psychology in everyday life and listen to conversations with famous social psychologists. Each element of the package makes the course more active and the concepts more alive for students, so they come to appreciate how social psychology advances our understanding of social behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Using a unique "magazine-style" format, this THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGYoffers a modular, visually-oriented approach to the fundamentals that makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining.. Incorporating the latest research updates, the text breaks concepts down into small, easily digested chunks.
Description : "Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychologyódevelopmental, cognitive, personality, and socialóhave been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators
Description : In this low cost THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of James Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, you'll find yourself questioning the major theories and concerns of psychology and asking yourself, How was this conclusion reached? Does the evidence really support it? Kalat challenges your preconceptions about psychology to help you become a more informed consumer of information not only during your college experience but, also as you venture into your post-college life. With his humorous writing style and hands-on "Try It Yourself" exercises, Kalat puts you at ease and gets you involved with even with what your are studying. The book's companion CD-ROM includes a gateway to 22 online "Try It Yourself" exercises, as well as video exercises that will help you master the material.
Description : This textbook introduces theories of perception, behavior, memory, and language acquisition, and describes physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Pastorino (Valencia Community College) and Doyle (Gainesville College) also explore motivation, emotion, gender differences, sexual attitudes, social influence, stress, personality, mental health disorders, and psychotherapy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : This popular, topically-organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents students with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide students with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks to students rather than at them. The authors also focus on application, helping students to form an understanding of developmental principles that will help them in their roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which they may one day influence the lives of developing persons. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.