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In the 10th edition of Psychology in Action, Author Karen Huffman redefines and refocuses her message of "active learning". This is reflected as "Student Engagement through Active Participation". All in-text pedagogy (including the new MythBuster box) are subsumed under this big category making it easier for reps to concretely demonstrate this theme.
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Editorial Reviews

An introductory college level text last revised 1994 based on the SQ4R Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and "wRite" method. Teeming with helpful learning aids including outlines, illustrative vignettes, review questions, and ample color illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is the ninth edition of a popular introductory textbook in psychology. This edition brings with it new research, greater emphasis on real-world applications of psychology, APA-linked learning objectives, and gender and cultural diversity examples.
Purpose: As the field of psychology evolves, so must the textbooks that we use to teach the next generation of psychologists and mental health providers. Typically, most college-level texts are revised and updated every 3 to 4 years to keep up with the changing literature and advances in the field. The author of this textbook has a strong appreciation and understanding of psychology. She is a tremendous educator and writer, which is consistently demonstrated in this latest edition.
Audience: As a college-level textbook, it is targeted at college-age students enrolled in introductory psychology. Instructors will find the book easy to use and the presentation of the material straightforward with real-world examples to aid in teaching. The author, a long-time educator and prolific writer, provides a solid foundation for students with this updated edition.
Features: The first 16 chapters cover the major areas of focus in introductory psychology. Two additional chapters (17 and 18) are available upon request and cover industrial/organizational psychology and psychology at work in the global economy. Among the many new features is Psychology at Work, which introduces students to how psychology affects their everyday lives and promotes careers in psychology. The APA-linked learning objectives outline the 10 major areas the APA has determined as learning outcomes in introductory psychology. This edition includes new sections on gender and cultural diversity along with critical thinking/active learning exercises. As with many introductory psychology texts, the discussion of psychopharmacological treatments in chapter 15 could be stronger; however, this is much improved from the eighth edition.
Assessment: This is an excellent textbook for introductory psychology.
From the Publisher
"In this textbook, Huffman (Palomar College) introduces students to the basic foundations of psychology by incorporating life applications and active learning." (Book News Inc, November 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118019085
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 80,434
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Huffman, Palomar College
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Engaging and Inspiring Today’s Students! Xiii

What’s New in the Tenth Edition? Xiv

Continuing Features xix

Supplements xxv

Acknowledgments xxviii

Prologue xxxiii

Student Engagement Through Critical Thinking xxxiii

Chapter One. Introduction to Psychology and Its Research Methods 3

Chapter Two. Neuroscience and Biological Foundations 51

Chapter Three. Stress and Health Psychology 93

Chapter Four. Sensation and Perception 125

Chapter Five. States of Consciousness 167

Chapter Six. Learning 205

Chapter Seven. Memory 247

Chapter Eight. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence 283

Chapter Nine. Life Span Development I 323

Chapter Ten. Life Span Development 359

Chapter Eleven. Gender and Human Sexuality 387

Chapter Twelve. Motivation and Emotion 421

Chapter Thirteen. Personality 457

Chapter Fourteen. Psychological Disorders 491

Chapter Fifteen. Therapy 531

Chapter Sixteen. Social Psychology 567

Chapter Seventeen. Industrial/Organizational Psychology 607

Chapter Eighteen Psychology at Work in the Global Economy 637

Appendix A. Statistics and Psychology

Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions and Other Activities



Photo Credits

Text and Illustration Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Can't read it on nook! Waste of my money!

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    Posted September 10, 2012


    can not even read on the NOOK???? and they call it NOOK STUDY??

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Definitely Recommended.

    I know this isn't in relation to the book, but I'd like to start by saying that the shipping was really fast. The book arrived in almost perfect condition, however, there was a bit of a large scratch on the front of the cover, but I don't mind all the much.

    As far as the book goes, I am really liking this textbook. It's really easy to follow and comprehend and so far, I have an A in this class thanks to how well the contents are organized. When taking an open book test, it's really easy to find keywords because of how the book is formatted, so I hope others are as lucky to get a use a textbook this awesome. (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    The Best Psychology Book

    I was really upset when I found out that my Psychology teacher had change the text book for the semester... untill our first assignment. This textbook is really easy to follow and very interesting. I give it the five stars that it deserved

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