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The unique feature of this book is that it contains 55-module text on psychology in an easily digestible capsule format.
This eighth modular edition of David G. Myers' 'Psychology' includes expanded coverage of the most recent developments in the dynamic fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, cultural and gender diversity, and industrial/organizational psychology.
Sternberg (psychology, Yale University) emphasizes the theme of unity in psychological sciences in this fourth edition. This edition has been edited for readability and interest, and includes new boxed features on how psychologists from different disciplines would treat the same condition. Also new are expanded quizzes, critical thinking questions, and chapter summaries. The CD- ROM contains animations, activities, and videos. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This introductory undergraduate psychology text covers central concepts in a reader-friendly writing style and a highly visual format, with color photos, illustrations, cartoons, medical images, and multiple-page visual reviews of brain structures, the sense organs, stage theories of development, and theories of motivation, emotion, and personality. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines and prologues, nested review and summary features, and close attention to visual cues such as typeface, size, and color, as well as clear verbal cues to alert readers to new information. An introductory chapter describes study skills, defines critical thinking, and gives advice especially for first-generation college students. Coverage progresses from foundations through awareness, learning and cognition, developmental psychology, the self, health and adjustment, and social context. This tenth edition offers streamlined content and a slightly shorter book, with a new chapter on the interplay of nature and nurture. Information on diversity and culture, sex differences, gender roles, and sexuality is integrated throughout the text. Lahey is affiliated with the University of Chicago.
With this textbook, Lahey (U. of Chicago) aims to acquaint students with the science of psychology in a clear way and emphasize meaningful learning and remembering. This edition incorporates new information on biological foundations of behavior and the interplay of nature and nurture; discussion of videogames and visual perception, complementary colors, kinesthetic receptors, phantom pain, and pheromones and sexual attraction; more on states of consciousness, including multitasking, selective attention, mindless reading, and shift work; and discussion of memory, deep processing, and sleep. It also addresses creative problem solving; breastfeeding and children's intelligence; new topics in developmental psychology, including adjustment to cochlear implants, the importance of the prenatal environment, individual variation, and the impact of grandparents, day care, and divorce; motivation and emotion; personality and future academic success, physical health, and longevity; stress, depression, and health, including the link between excessive alcohol use, academic failure, and injuries and death; definitions and cultural and scientific influences related to abnormal behavior; and new research and coverage of social networking, individual brainstorming, conformity, and discrimination. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A venerable textbook for introductory college or high school psychology courses.
This introductory undergraduate psychology text covers central concepts in a reader-friendly writing style and a highly visual format, with color photos, illustrations, cartoons, medical images, and multiple-page visual reviews of brain structures, the sense organs, stage theories of development, and theories of motivation, emotion, and personality. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines and prologues, nested review and summary features, and close attention to visual cues such as typeface, size, and color, as well as clear verbal cues to alert readers to new information. An introductory chapter describes study skills, defines critical thinking, and gives advice especially for first-generation college students. Coverage progresses from foundations through awareness, learning and cognition, developmental psychology, the self, health and adjustment, and social context. This tenth edition offers streamlined content and a slightly shorter book, with a new chapter on the interplay of nature and nurture. Information on diversity and culture, sex differences, gender roles, and sexuality is integrated throughout the text. Lahey is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
In a course where professors are frequently confronted by students who haven't actually read their textbooks, this text offers a solution. The shortest, most succinct of the books written by Dennis Coon, PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY presents psychology in a way that sparks readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest getting students "hooked" on psychology and eager to read on. The first author to integrate the proven SQ4R (survey, question, read, recite, relate, and review) active learning system into a psychology textbook, Coon helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers.
The newest addition to the Made Simple series, Psychology Made Simple takes readers on a fascinating journey through the human mind. This balanced overview explores the fundamental theories of the field, from developmental, social, and abnormal psychology to sensation and perception, cognition, and personality. Practical issues such as research methods and professional opportunities are also covered for the career-minded reader. A fast and fun way to learn, Psychology Made Simple is an invaluable introduction to one of the most popular modern sciences.
This ninth edition of Psychology, Ninth Edition in Modules is so much improved over the previous work. Changes include: * some 1300 new research citations representing the most exciting and important new discoveries in our field, * organizational changes based on changes in the field (for example, the heavily revised Consciousness unit, which now follows The Biology of Mind unit and is titled Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind to reflect the dual processing and cognitive neuroscience themes), * fine-tuned writing with countless small and large improvements in the way concepts are presented, supported by the input and creative ideas of hundreds of contributing instructors and students, and from my longtime editors, * a sharp new art program and new pedagogy that teaches more effectively, * continually improving coverage of cultural and gender diversity issues, and * 44 fewer pages.
How did the human brain evolve so that consciousness of art could develop? In The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain, Robert Solso describes how a consciousness that evolved for other purposes perceives and creates art.
The Psychology of Attention presents a systematic review of the main lines of research on attention; the topics range from perception of threshold stimuli to memory storage and decision making.
THE human being who thrills to the experience of beauty in nature and in art does not forever rest with that experience unquestioned. The day comes when he yearns to pierce the secret of his emotion, to discover what it is, and why, that has so stung him--to defend and to justify his transport to himself and to others. He seeks a reason for the faith that is in him. And so have arisen the speculative theories of the nature of beauty, on the one hand, and the studies of concrete beauty and our feelings about it, on the other.
This book highlights the limitations of traditional psychological theories and approaches when applied to African descent people.
The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.
The latest edition, 20 years after the first, incorporates the many changes that have occurred in disability-related language, legislation, technology, and research. Its two sections focus first on the disability experience a chronicle of what it's like to be disabled and how objective and subjective experiences affect the basic functions of living, working, and playing and then on interventions a response to the problems and sources of psychological pain exposed by the discussions in the first section. Vash (a writer and consulting psychologist in Altadena, Calif. ) and Crewe (Michigan State U. ) see their work as both a textbook or collateral reading source for those studying the psychological aspects of disability, and a general resource for rehabilitation professionals.
Research on humor is carried out in a number of areas in psychology, including the cognitive (What makes something funny?), developmental (when do we develop a sense of humor?), and social (how is humor used in social interactions?) Although there is enough interest in the area to have spawned several societies, the literature is dispersed in a number of primary journals, with little in the way of integration of the material into a book. Dr. Martin is one of the best known researchers in the area, and his research goes across subdisciplines in psychology to be of wide appeal. This is a singly authored monograph that provides in one source, a summary of information researchers might wish to know about research into the psychology of humor. The material is scholarly, but the presentation of the material is suitable for people unfamiliar with the subject-making the book suitable for use for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on the psychology of humor-which have not had a textbook source
Describes the symptoms of depression and the subconscious steps victims often take to stave it off.
Gregory Feist reviews and consolidates the scattered literatures on the psychology of science, then calls for the establishment of the field as a unique discipline. He offers the most comprehensive perspective yet on how science came to be possible in our species and on the important role of psychological forces in an individual's development of scientific interest, talent, and creativity. Without a psychological perspective, Feist argues, we cannot fully understand the development of scientific thinking or scientific genius. The author explores the major subdisciplines within psychology as well as allied areas, including biological neuroscience and developmental, cognitive, personality, and social psychology, to show how each sheds light on how scientific thinking, interest, and talent arise. He assesses which elements of scientific thinking have their origin in evolved mental mechanisms and considers how humans may have developed the highly sophisticated scientific fields we know today. In his fascinating and authoritative book, Feist deals thoughtfully with the mysteries of the human mind and convincingly argues that the creation of the psychology of science as a distinct discipline is essential to deeper understanding of human thought processes.
The Psychology of Self-Esteem: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Understanding that Launched a New Era in Modern Psychologyby Nathaniel Branden
Self-esteem or self-evaluation determines the way we tackle every aspect of our lives. "Positive self-esteem operates, in effect, as the immune system of consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration." (Nathaniel Branden)
This highly respected, best-selling book offers an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for readers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of women, the text reflects a genuine interest in and understanding of the readers for whom it was written. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN includes a chapter on old age as well as discussions of topics such as welfare issues, pregnancy, and women's retirement, which are central in many women's lives but not consistently covered in other texts.
Every day, psychologists study a fascinating topic--people. Why do they do this? To learn why people act and think the way they do.
One needs to develop a variety of critical thinking skills to fully grasp the range of concepts and methods used in the study of psychology and this book guides one to achieve that.
Certain ideas have preoccupied thinkers since ancient times: the nature of mind, the sources of knowledge and belief, the nature of the self, ethics and the best way to lead our lives, the question of free will.
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