Introducing Psychology with Updates on DSM-5 / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464163500
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/7/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently developed a keen interest in amnesic disorders associated with various kinds of brain damage. He continued his research and education at the University of Toronto, where he received his PhD in 1981. He taught on the faculty at Toronto for the next six years before joining the psychology department at the University of Arizona in 1987. In 1991, he joined the faculty at Harvard University. His research explores the relation between conscious and unconscious forms of memory and the nature of distortions and errors in remembering. Many of Schacter‘s studies are summarized in his 1996 book, Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, and The Past, and his 2001 book, The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, both winners of the APA’s William James Book Award.

Daniel Gilbert is Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. After attending the Community College of Denver and completing his BA from the University of Colorado, Denver, he went on to earn his PhD from Princeton University. From 1985-1996, he taught on the faculty of the University of Texas, Austin, during which time he received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. In 1996, he joined the faculty of Harvard University. Gilbert has won numerous awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His research on affective forecasting is an attempt to understand how and how well people predict their emotional reactions to future events. He is the author of the national bestseller Stumbling on Happiness.

Daniel Wegner is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He received his BS in 1970 and PhD in 1974, both from Michigan State University. He began his teaching career at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, before his appointments at the University of Virginia in 1990 and Harvard University in 2000. He is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and former associate editor of Psychological Review. His research focuses on thought suppression and mental control, social memory in relationships and groups, and the experience of conscious will. His seminal work in thought suppression and consciousness served as the basis of two trade titles, White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts and The Illusion of Conscious Will, both of which were named Choice Outstanding Academic Books.

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Table of Contents

1. Psychology: The Evolution of a Science
2. Methods in Psychology
3. Neuroscience and Behavior
4. Sensation and Perception
5. Consciousness
6. Memory
7. Learning
8. Emotion and Motivation
9. Language, Thought, and Intelligence
10. Development
11. Personality
12. Social Psychology
13. Psychological Disorders
14. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
15. Stress and Health

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