Psychology / Edition 6

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Overview

Psychologists will discover the inherent drama and indispensable human component of psychology science with this updated text. The Research in Depth feature presents classic case studies along with exercises that help reinforce concepts related to research methodology. New Psychology at Work sections offer information specifically related to I/O or human factors as well as describe the role that psychology plays in various applied settings. Profiles in Positive Psychology also gives psychologists a look at the application of psychology to their daily lives, and exposes them to key topics in positive psychology

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This latest edition of an introductory textbook of psychology provides research updates in each chapter, a more streamlined focus and more balanced presentation, an emphasis on applying psychology to students' everyday lives, and a wide variety of supplements for instructors and students.
Purpose: Every field changes and evolves, and the textbooks we use must change as well so we can provide students with the necessary foundation for learning. The authors of this book are active members of the field with numerous accolades and achievements. They have collaborated to create a wonderfully in-depth yet amazingly understandable introductory textbook.
Audience: This is a college-level textbook designed for students enrolled in introductory psychology. Students will enjoy how manageable and easy to read it is. Instructors will find the book easy to use and the available supplementary materials (instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and video library) helpful.
Features: The 17 chapters cover the major areas of focus for introductory psychology. The book presents social psychology in two appropriate chapters at the end titled social cognition and interpersonal processes. This is a great way to present social psychology since it is not only an area that affects all of us, it is also an area that students tend to do quite well in. The book has a streamlined focus and doesn't inundate students with unnecessary jargon, outdated terminology, or extraneous filler material. The emphasis on applying psychology to students' everyday lives is clever and appropriate. I am slightly disappointed in the psychotropic medication discussion in Chapter 15. Table 15.2 is unnecessarily limited in the presentation of the various psychotropic agents. The discussion on antipsychotic medications and their side effects is in need of updating to reflect the use of atypical antipsychotics. References also could be updated for SSRIs and the antimanic agents. However, these omissions are typical in most introductory psychology textbooks.
Assessment: This is an excellent textbook for introductory psychology and would serve the needs of students and faculty alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470646441
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 293,441
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

C H A P T E R 1

PSYCHOLOGY: THE STUDY OF MENTAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR 1

C H A P T E R 2

RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY 31

C H A P T E R 3

BIOLOGICAL BASES OF MENTAL LIFE AND BEHAVIOR 63

C H A P T E R 4

SENSATION AND PERCEPTION 107

C H A P T E R 5

LEARNING 162

C H A P T E R 6

MEMORY 195

C H A P T E R 7

THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE 232

C H A P T E R 8

INTELLIGENCE 269

C H A P T E R 9

CONSCIOUSNESS 298

C H A P T E R 1 0

MOTIVATION AND EMOTION 330

C H A P T E R 1 1

HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING 383

C H A P T E R 1 2

PERSONALITY 435

C H A P T E R 1 3

LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT 477

C H A P T E R 1 4

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 531

C H A P T E R 1 5

TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 575

C H A P T E R 1 6

SOCIAL COGNITION 611

C H A P T E R 1 7

INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES 653

GLOSSARY G-1

ANSWERS A-1

REFERENCES R-1

PHOTO CREDITS PC-1

TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS TC-1

NAME INDEX NI-1

SUBJECT INDEX SI-1

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