Understanding Psychology Plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 11

Understanding Psychology Plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 11

by Charles G. Morris, Albert A. Maisto

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ISBN-13: 9780134115795
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/08/2015
Edition description: Student
Sales rank: 365,986
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles G. Morris received his B.A. from Yale University (1962) and his M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1965) in psychology from the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan in 1965 where he served until his retirement in 2002.

From 1972—1977 he served as Associate Dean in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. From 1980—1990, he served as Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology. Upon his retirement in 2002, he was appointed Emeritus Professor.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

Morris has written more than two-dozen books, numerous articles, and more than thirty papers and presentations. His books include Psychology: An Introduction, Understanding Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, Psychology: The Core, and Contemporary Psychology and Effective Behavior.

His early research centered on leadership, group interaction, and group problem solving. More recently, his publications and presentations have focused on various aspects of undergraduate education, on contemporary views of leadership, and on the "Big 5" personality traits.


Albert A. Maisto, the Carnegie Foundation's U.S. Professor of the Year for 1997—1998, is the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor for Teaching at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the Honors College. Maisto earned both his Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology from The University of Alabama.

His books include Psychology: An Introduction, Understanding Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, and Psychology: The Core.

Earlier in his career, he served as a visiting Professor to The University of Nottingham in England, and he spent two years on the faculty of The University of Connecticut. Throughout his career, Dr. Maisto has distinguished himself as an exemplary instructor of general psychology winning the prestigious Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Psychology
2. The Biological Basis of Behavior
3. Sensation and Perception
4. States of Consciousness
5. Learning
6. Memory
7. Cognition and Mental Abilities
8. Motivation and Emotion
9. Life-Span Development
10. Personality
11. Stress and Health Psychology
12. Psychological Disorders
13. Therapies
14. Social Psychology
Appendix A: Measurement and Statistical Methods
Appendix B: Psychology Applied to Work

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