Each new edition of Ronald Comer's Abnormal Psychology has offered a fresh, comprehensive, and exciting presentation of the field, with objective, balanced coverage of a wide range of theories, studies, disorders, and treatments and all major models. Each new edition has also integrated the latest in pedagogical tools and state-of-the-art media for students and instructors. But even by Comer's standards, the new edition of Abnormal Psychology is an exceptional revision that captures the way the field has changed, the world has changed, and students have changed. The beautifully redesigned new edition features more than 2,000 new references from the years 2006-2009; hundreds of new photos, tables, and figures; and expanded coverage of multicultural issues, cognitive theories and treatments, and neuroscience topics. There has never been a text for the course so well-attuned to both the field of abnormal psychology and the wide range of students exploring it.
Anderson offers systematic and accessible presentation of the theoretical foundations of higher mental processes, with each important idea made concrete by specific examples and experiments. Focusing on knowledge representation as the central issue of cognition research, the book emphasizes an information processing approach to the field, but offers thorough coverage of the cognitive neuroscience approach as well (extensively updated for this edition). Reflecting the evolution of current research, the new Seventh Edition looks closely at the dramatic contributions of cognitive neuroscience to the understanding of cognitive functions. New coverage, new color insert, new pedagogy, and other content and format innovations, make this definitive new edition the most student-friendly yet.
This book is a chronologically organized textbook on child development with a broad cultural perspective and DSM 5 Updates.
Exceptional in its currency, global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger's portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood and adolescent development helps bring an evolving field into the evolving classroom. Guided by Berger's clear, inviting authorial voice, and page after page of fascinating examples from cultures around the world, students see how classic and current research, and the lives of real people, shape the field's core theories and concepts. In addition to Kathleen Berger's exhaustive updating of the research, this edition is notable for its thorough integration of assessment throughout (learning objectives, assessments after each section, expanded end-of-chapter quizzes) all aligned with national standards.
The Development of Children has long been acclaimed for its authoritative chronological exploration of how the lives of children are shaped by biological and cultural factors. In this thoroughly updated new edition, lead author Cynthia Lightfoot builds on the legacy of original authors Michael and Sheila Cole, offering a lively, engaging, and always accessible examination of child development as a process involving the whole child within multiple, mutually influencing contexts. Throughout, the emphasis is on how the interaction of biology and culture contributes both to the universal pathways of development shared by all children and to the diverse developmental patterns that unfold in the lives of individual children. What's in the LaunchPad
Uses engaging anecdotes and stories to make abstract material pertinent without over-simplifying the science. The fifth edition features new coverage of developments in the study of positive psychology, Asperger's syndrome, sleep, consciousness and sex differences in the brain, as well as new artwork, chapter summaries and revised appendices.
An introductory Psychology text.
Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by Susan Nolan and Thomas Heinzen is a concise, readable text that covers key statistical concepts. Exploring its wide variety of creative, step-by-step examples, students using Essentials will learn how to choose the appropriate statistical test, understand its conceptual significance, and calculate each statistic. With inviting examples using real-world data, the text teaches students to apply concepts and formulas to statistical questions that they will encounter in their academic lives and outside the classroom. The clear, accessible explanations highlight a conceptual understanding of statistics that minimize the mathematical. Nolan and Heinzen's brief text also provides the most opportunities for students to evaluate their understanding, with three tiers of exercises --Clarifying the Concepts, Calculating the Statistic, and Applying the Concepts-- integrated after each major topic as well as at the end of each chapter.
Winner of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, Janet Belsky's Experiencing the Lifespan always reflects a scientist's understanding of key research, a psychologist's understanding of people, and a teacher's understanding of students. This extensively updated new edition features significant new findings, a broad-based global perspective, and enhanced media offerings. With all of this, the book itself remains at just the right length and level of coverage to fit comfortably in a single-term course.
Now in its ninth edition, Extraordinary Groups has had a most gratifying history. Written by sociologists, using and illustrating sociological principles, the book has also been adopted in various other social science courses, including anthropology, religion, history, and psychology. This interdisciplinary approach is one reason the book has been used in hundreds of colleges and universities, a number that continues to grow.
Using research in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology,Forensic and Legal Psychologyshows how psychological science can enhance the gathering and presentation of evidence, improve legal decision-making, prevent crime, rehabilitate criminals, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the textbook makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to engage students and to illustrate the relevance of research findings. Written in a clear, student-friendly style,Forensic and Legal Psychologyis designed for both the psychology and law AND forensic psychology class. Visit the preview site for more information:www. worthpublishers. com/costanzokrausspreview
A great read is just the beginning. . . Instructor and student evaluations from coast to coast attest to the Dans' captivating writing These award-winning bestselling authors know how to enthrall students with the subject they love best--psychology But in the new edition of Introducing Psychology, they go even further to ensure that students won't commit one of the seven sins of memory--forgetting what they just read Special Cue Questions and Critical Thinking questions give students the opportunity to process psychological concepts and aid their understanding and memory And if you've ever heard someone parrot a widespread misconception, you'll welcome the new Changing Minds questions, short scenarios which ask students to confront common misunderstandings of psychological phenomena Now the book that students love to read is as unforgettable as ever! DSM 5 Updates Available for Fall 2014 classes, this update version features new content from the Dans in response to the release of the DSM-5. This new content is integrated into the text without changing pagination or the structure of the chapters. A special DSM 5 Supplement by the Matthew Nock, new coauthor with the Dans of Psychology, Third Edition, is available for Fall 2013 and Spring and Summer 2014 courses. View the Page-Referenced Guide to the DSM-5 updates for Psychology.
Every year, scientists discover and explain new concepts and present new research. The best of these are integrated into the text, including hundreds of new references on many topics--among them the genetics of delinquency, infant nutrition, bipolar and autistic spectrum disorders, high-stakes testing, drug use and drug addiction, the importance of attachment and brain development throughout childhood and into the last years of our lives. Cognizant of the interdisciplinary nature of human development, I reflect research in biology, sociology, education, anthropology, political science, and more--as well as in my home discipline, psychology.
In its 40th anniversary edition, A Primer of Drug Action continues to evolve side by side with the field it covers, drawing on the expertise of its authors in medicine, basic science, and clinical science to offer the most current and comprehensive guide to psychopharmacology available.
Margaret Ray and David A. Anderson, with the help of AP Economics teachers have combined 35 years of work on AP Economic students, having experienced the challenges, concerns, and solutions that have worked to improve the study of macroeconomics. With the intention of promoting effective and efficient the course, this book presents an approach that would facilitate high quality learning in AP Economics course for all students.
Developments in neuroscience have changed the field of learning and memory significantly in the last ten years. This comprehensive introduction to learning and memory covers behavioural processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives.
This book supplements an introductory psychology text with up-to-date, in-depth information relevant to the IB syllabus.
Engaging and provocative writing, as well as a knack for revealing the 'invisible hand' of economics at work have made Cowen and Tabarrok's Modern Principles of Economics a singularly distinctive and effective textbook for the principles course.
Tailored to mirror the AP Statistics course, The Practice of Statistics became a classroom favorite. This edition incorporates a number of first-time features to help students prepare for the AP exam, plus more simulations and statistical thinking help, and instructions for the TI-89 graphic calculator.
Switching among several differing perspectives, this introductory textbook describes what scientific research has learned about the biology underlying human behavior and mental processes, changes during the life cycle, states of consciousness, learning and memory, intelligence, emotion, personality, and psychological disorders. The seventh edition adds a new section on motivation in the workplace, and a psychology timeline inside the hardcover. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Switching among several differing perspectives, this introductory textbook describes what scientific research has learned about the biology underlying human behavior and mental processes, changes during the life cycle, states of consciousness, learning and memory, intelligence, emotion, personality, and psychological disorders.
This new edition continues the story of psychology with added research and enhanced content from the most dynamic areas of the field--cognition, gender and diversity studies, neuroscience and more, while at the same time using the most effective teaching approaches and learning tools.
Switching among several differing perspectives, this introductory textbook describes what scientific research has learned about the biology underlying human behavior and mental processes, changes during the life cycle, states of consciousness, learning and memory, intelligence, emotion, personality, and psychological disorders. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This modules-based version of Myers' Psychology tenth edition breaks down the book's 16 chapters into 54 short modules. The condensed text allows students to better grasp and explore psychological concepts. It also makes for more flexibility in teaching, as cross-references to other chapters have been replaced with brief explanations.
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.