Psychology: A Modular Approach to Mind and Behavior / Edition 10

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.48
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 99%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $2.48   
  • New (2) from $8.10   
  • Used (8) from $2.48   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new, never opened. Sells out fast! - 10th Edition - Hardcover - ISBN 9780495031123

Ships from: Lexington, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Hardcover New 0495031127 we ship 6 days a week with tracking. Most orders are shipped within 24 hrs.

Ships from: port charlotte, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Over 2 million students have learned psychology from Dennis Coon. Serving as a guide and mentor to students, Coon uses humor and everyday analogies to make abstract concepts concrete, such as "the cerebral cortex looks like a giant, wrinkled walnut." Using a consistent pedagogical structure, the author helps students learn psychology by using the tested principles of Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. In addition, he helps them to master psychology with a fourth "R," Relate, which requires them to relate their new knowledge to their own experience, helping abstract ideas to become concrete. The book uses a "chunking" principle, asking students to read major sections, then review them, before they go on. As the new title of the book indicates, PSYCHOLOGY: A MODULAR APPROACH TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR (formerly called ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY) is now modular, and is the medium-sized text in a three-book set authored by Dennis Coon. By separating the chapters into modules, this edition goes even further in "chunking" content for student mastery. This text covers the basic set of topics but differs by having two chapters on development, a separate chapter on "Gender and Sexuality" (Chapter 15), and a concluding chapter on "Applied Psychology" (Chapter 17). The book is frequently described as "fun" because it presents topics that are of interest and relevance to students, relates it to their lives, and provides many engaging applications that students can use in their own lives. For teachers who want a book that students will read, enjoy, and savor - Coon's text is the perfect choice.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495031123
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying. 1. PSYCHOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR UNDERSTANDING. Module 1.1 The Science of Psychology. Module 1.2 History and Major Perspectives. Module 1.3 Psychologists and their Specialties. Module 1.4 Research Methods, Naturalistic Observation and Correlation. Module 1.5 The Psychology Experiment. Module 1.6 Clinical and Survey Methods, Critical Thinking. 2. BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR. Module 2.1 Neurons, the Nervous System, and Brain Research. Module 2.2 Cerebral Cortex and Lobes of the Brain. Module 2.3 Subcortex and Endocrine System. 3. CHILD DEVELOPMENT. Module 3.1 Heredity and Environment. Module 3.2 The Neonate and Early Maturation. Module 3.3 Social Development. Module 3.4 Parental Influences. Module 3.5 Language Development. Module 3.6 Cognitive Development. 4. FROM BIRTH TO DEATH: LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT. Module 4.1 The Life Cycle. Module 4.2 Problems of Childhood. Module 4.3 Adolescence and Moral Development. Module 4.4 Adulthood and Aging. Module 4.5 Death and Dying. 5. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION. Module 5.1 Sensory Systems and Vision. Module 5.2 Hearing, Smell, and Taste. Module 5.3 Somesthetic Senses, Adaptation, Attention, and Gating. Module 5.4 Perceptual Constancies and Perceptual Organization. Module 5.5 Depth Perception. Module 5.6 Perception and Objectivity. Module 5.7 Extrasensory Perception. 6. STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS. Module 6.1 Altered States and Sleep. Module 6.2 Sleep Disturbances and Dreaming. Module 6.3 Hypnosis, Meditation, and Sensory Deprivation. Module 6.4 Psychoactive Drugs. 7. CONDITIONING AND LEARNING. Module 7.1 Learning and Classical Conditioning. Module 7.2 Operant Conditioning. Module 7.3 Partial Reinforcement and Stimulus Control. Module 7.4 Punishment. Module 7.5 Cognitive Learning and Imitation. 8. MEMORY. Module 8.1 Memory Systems. Module 8.2 Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory. Module 8.3 Measuring Memory and Exceptional Memory. Module 8.4 Forgetting. Module 8.5 Improving Memory. 9. COGNITION, INTELLIGENCE, AND CREATIVITY. Module 9.1 Imagery, Concepts, and Language. Module 9.2 Problem Solving and Artificial Intelligence. Module 9.3 Intelligence. Module 9.4 Creative Thinking and Intuition. 10. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. Module 10.1 Overview of Motivation. Module 10.2 Hunger, Thirst, Pain, and Sex. Module 10.3 Arousal, Achievement, and Growth. Module 10.4 Emotion and Physiological Arousal. Module 10.5 Emotional Expression and Theories of Emotion. 11. PERSONALITY. Module 11.1 Overview of Personality, Trait Theories. Module 11.2 Psychoanalytic Theory. Module 11.3 Behavioral and Social Learning Theories. Module 11.4 Humanistic Theories. Module 11.5 Personality Assessment. 12. HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING. Module 12.1 Health Psychology. Module 12.2 Stress, Frustration, and Conflict. Module 12.3 Defenses, Helplessness, and Depression. Module 12.4 Stress and Health. 13. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. Module 13.1 Normality, Psychopathology, and Personality Disorders. Module 13.2 Anxiety-Based Disorders. Module 13.3 Psychosis, Delusional Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Module 13.4 Mood Disorders. 14. THERAPIES. Module 14.1 Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Module 14.2 Insight Therapies. Module 14.3 Behavior Therapy. Module 14.4 Operant Therapies and Cognitive Therapies. Module 14.5 Group Therapies, Helping Skills, and Medical Therapies. 15. GENDER AND SEXUALITY. Module 15.1 Sex, Gender, and Androgyny. Module 15.2 Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation. Module 15.3 Sexual Response, Attitudes, and Behavior. 16. SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. Module 16.1 Affiliation, Friendship, and Love. Module 16.2 Groups, Social Influence, and Social Conformity. Module 16.3 Obedience and Compliance. Module 16.4 Attitudes and Persuasion. Module 16.5 Prejudice and Intergroup Conflict. Module 16.6 Aggression and Prosocial Behavior. 17. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. Module 17.1 Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Module 17.2 Environmental Psychology. Module 17.3 The Psychology of Law and Sports. Appendix: Statistics. Module A.1 Descriptive Statistics. Module A.2 Inferential Statistics. Module A.3 Correlation.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)