Psychology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 1

Psychology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 1

by Jeffrey S. Nevid
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McDougal Littell, Incorporated


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Psychology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 1

PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Fourth Edition, uses a unique, proven learning system that makes it easier and more enjoyable for you to learn what you need to learn and succeed in your psychology course. Author Jeff Nevid provides a broad view of psychology that includes history, major theories, research methods, and research findings as well as applications of contemporary research to the challenges you face in everyday life. The text's modular format organizes each chapter into manageable units that help you focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. The teaching devices in this text are an outgrowth of research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy. As you read, you'll benefit from Nevid's "Four E's of Effective Learning," through features that will Engage your interest and help you Encode information, Elaborate meaning, and Evaluate your progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618061457
Publisher: McDougal Littell, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University. He has accrued more than 200 research publications and professional presentations and is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen textbooks and other books in psychology and related fields, many in multiple editions. Dr. Nevid has conducted research in many areas of psychology, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development, and teaching of psychology. His research publications have appeared in such journals as Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Behavior Therapy, Psychology and Marketing, Professional Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Psychology, among others. Dr. Nevid also served as Editorial Consultant for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses.

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Psychology. 2. Biological Foundations of Behavior. 3. Sensation and Perception. 4. Consciousness. 5. Learning. 6. Memory. 7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence. 8. Motivation and Emotion. 9. Child Development. 10. Adolescence and Adult Development. 11. Gender and Sexuality. 12. Psychology and Health. 13. Personality. 14. Social Psychology. 15. Psychological Disorders. 16. Methods of Therapy. Appendix A: Sample Answers to Thinking Critically Questions. Appendix B: Statistics in Psychology.

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