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Using a revolutionary revision process, Bob Feldman's Essentials of Understanding Psychology is a fully integrated learning system that gives students an even greater opportunity to achieve success, and brings the Students First goal to a new level. With an adaptive learning system that provides an individualized learning environment and helps students identify what they know, and more importantly, what they don't, every student has a unique experience refined to their needs.
The Eleventh Edition is in the second iteration of using “HeatMap” technology to advise revision. Systematic and precise feedback from thousands of students was anonymously measured using LearnSmart, the adaptive learning diagnostic. Because virtually every paragraph in the previous edition is tied to several questions students answer in LearnSmart, Bob was able to see where students struggled most…the “hot spots”…and in turn refine and update these areas to be more clear, more concise, and more impactful.
The 11th edition continues Bob Feldman's accessible pedagogy and hallmark research, as well as his modules-within-chapters format that is both manageable for students and allows every professor the flexibility to assign and cover what they want. The 4 additional modules in CREATE give instructors even extra flexibility to completely cater their text to their course and their students.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future MODULE 3 Research in Psychology MODULE 4 Research Challenges: Exploring the Process CHAPTER 2 Neuroscience and Behavior MODULE 5 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior MODULE 6 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body MODULE 7 The Brain CHAPTER 3 Sensation and Perception MODULE 8 Sensing the World Around Us MODULE 9 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye MODULE 10 Hearing and the Other Senses MODULE 11 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World CHAPTER 4 States of Consciousness MODULE 12 Sleep and Dreams MODULE 13 Hypnosis and Meditation MODULE 14 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness CHAPTER 5 Learning MODULE 15 Classical Conditioning MODULE 16 Operant Conditioning MODULE 17 Cognitive Approaches to Learning CHAPTER 6 Memory MODULE 18 The Foundations of Memory MODULE 19 Recalling Long-Term Memories MODULE 20 Forgetting: When Memory Fails CHAPTER 7 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence MODULE 21 Thinking and Reasoning MODULE 22 Language MODULE 23 Intelligence CHAPTER 8 Motivation and Emotion MODULE 24 Explaining Motivation MODULE 25 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring MODULE 26 Understanding Emotional Experiences CHAPTER 9 Development MODULE 27 Nature and Nurture and Prenatal Development MODULE 28 Infancy and Childhood MODULE 29 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult MODULE 30 Adulthood CHAPTER 10 Personality MODULE 31 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality MODULE 32 Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality MODULE 33 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive CHAPTER 11 Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being MODULE 34 Stress and Coping MODULE 35 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being MODULE 36 Promoting Health and Wellness CHAPTER 12 Psychological Disorders MODULE 37 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction MODULE 38 The Major Psychological Disorders MODULE 39 Psychological Disorders in Perspective CHAPTER 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders MODULE 40 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment MODULE 41 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment MODULE 42 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment CHAPTER 14 Social Psychology MODULE 43 Attitudes and Social Cognition MODULE 44 Social Influence MODULE 45 Prejudice and Discrimination MODULE 46 Positive and Negative Social Behavior Glossary G-1 References R-1 Credits C-1 Name Index I-1 Subject Index I-15