Psychology: An Introduction / Edition 12

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This best-selling book on introductory psychology is headlined by the contributions of co-author Al Maisto, the Carnegie Foundation's College Professor of the Year. The close collaboration of master author Charles G. Morris with Al Maisto keeps Psychology: An Introduction at the cutting edge of the discipline through the use of relevant material and recent examples. Classic studies are carefully integrated with the most up-to-date research to provide readers with an accurate and current view of the field. The book presents introductory psychology as a science and as a diverse discipline, with a focus on critical thought and analysis of ideas—and a keen eye on how new technology can enhance the teaching and learning experience. Chapter topics include the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition and language, intelligence and mental abilities, motivation and emotion, life span development, personality, stress and health psychology, psychological disorders, therapies, and social psychology. For individuals looking for a thorough and appealing introduction to psychology.
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Now in its 11th edition, this enduring introductory textbook addresses major topics in psychology, including its relationship to biology, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, life span development, personality, stress, psychological disorders, therapies, and social psychology. Appendices cover measurement, statistical methods, and industrial and organizational psychology. Morris teaches at the University of Michigan; Maisto at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131891470
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/3/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Science of Psychology 1
2 Physiology and Behavior 34
3 Sensation and Perception 78
4 States of Consciousness 136
5 Learning 184
6 Memory 228
7 Cognition 266
8 Intelligence 306
9 Infancy and Childhood 348
10 Adolescence and Adulthood 388
11 Motivation and Emotion 426
12 Personality 470
13 Stress and Adjustment 510
14 Abnormal Behavior 544
15 Therapies 588
16 Social Psychology 624
Appendix A 663
Appendix B 675
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2004

    Broad Scope and Easy to Understand

    One of the co-authors, Dr. Maisto, is my Gen Psych professor. Like him, the textbook is well organized and easy to follow along with.

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