This best-selling text not only explores psychological theory and research, but also emphasizes their application to the lives of students. Spencer Rathus is a talented author with a widely celebrated writing style that makes psychology interesting, appealing, and relevant for students.
A great amount of detail has gone into updating this text, including: the additions of a new chapter, "Adolescent and Adult Development;" a new feature, "Controversy in Psychology," which embraces controversies in psychology as vehicles for enhancing knowledge and stimulating critical thinking; and a new pedagogical approach, PQ4R (outlined below). This new edition also features greater emphasis on the evolutionary perspective, as well as a new connection to the Web and the text's CD-ROM using the author's trademarked method.
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Table of Contents1. What is Psychology? 2. Biology & Psychology. 3. Sensation & Perception. 4. Consciousness. 5. Learning. 6. Memory. 7. Cognition & Language. 8. Intelligence. 9. Motivation & Emotion. 10. Child Development. 11. Adolescent & Adult Development. 12. Personality. 13. Gender & Sexuality. 14. Stress and Health. 15. Psychological Disorders. 16. Methods of Therapy. 17. Social Psychology.