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This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Offered in digital format or on-demand custom format.
Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning. Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the world (social, cultural, and environmental factors) and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Science of Psychology: History and Research Methods
Chapter 2: The Biology of Mind and Behavior: The Brain in Action
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind
Chapter 4: Learning: How Experience Changes Us
Chapter 5: Memory: Living With Yesterday
Chapter 6: Language, Thinking, and Intelligence: What Humans Do Best
Chapter 7: Emotion and Motivation: Feeling and Striving
Chapter 8: Personality: Vive La Difference!
Chapter 9: Psychology Over the Life Span: Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser
Chapter 10: Stress, Health, and Coping: Dealing With Life
Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders: More Than Everyday Problems
Chapter 12: Treatment: Healing Actions, Healing Words
Chapter 13: Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds
Appendices: Statistics/How to Think about Research Studies