In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology’s rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors’ excitement about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
More than any other introductory psychology textbook, the Hockenburys' brief book presents the discipline with a unique understanding of today's students--emphasizing its relevance and immediate impact on their lives. Without sacrificing science, the authors draw on personal experiences and anecdotes to illustrate essential concepts and important research direction. TheFourth Editionincorporates hundreds of new research studies throughout, with particular attention to areas of intensive current research and enduring student interest, including neuroscience, lifespan development, memory, and gender and culture issues. Also new is the dramatically enhanced media and supplements package, offering more ways than ever to help students make the study of psychology a part of their world.
In this innovative approach to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg present psychology as an integrative science that is highly relevant for students of all majors. The authors have kept a familiar chapter structure, providing an easy roadmap for the introductory psychology course, but the similarities with other approaches to introductory psychology end there. Integration extends in two directions, highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate the benefit of using multiple perspectives within psychology. Cacioppo and Freberg offer the best science possible, including exciting new research findings likely to expand students’ understanding of psychology as a scientific field of study. Features and images coordinate with and enhance the text, providing many additional opportunities for critical thinking and connecting ideas. Psychology is evolving into an integrative, multidisciplinary field, and this text offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Available now, Sixth Edition combines Myers' genuine love of communicating the field's major ideas to an uninitiated audience with new pedagogical tools including cutting edge technology for teaching and learning.
Sandra Hockenbury and new coauthor Susan Nolan’s remarkable textbook is grounded in the belief that all kinds of students can develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy. The authors act on that belief by using relatable personal stories to communicate the concepts of psychological science (and the process of science itself), and by presenting important research in a clear not oversimplified way. Hockenbury and Nolan also take full advantage of online learning, creating activities in LaunchPad that have students thinking about psychology as scientists do. New co-author, Susan Nolan of Seton Hall University was recently designated a Master Teacher by the Society for Teaching Psychology. She regularly gives talks about incorporating scientific literacy into the introductory course and across the psychology curriculum.
This briefer, streamlined version of Don and Sandra Hockenbury's acclaimed text, Psychology, Second Edition, warmly invites students to explore the science that speaks most directly to their everyday lives. Using a narrative rich with engaging anecdotes and real-life stories--often drawn from the authors' own lives and experiences--Discovering Psychology helps to clarify abstract concepts and psychological principles. With its smart pedagogy, attractive design and state-of-the-classroom media and supplements package, there is no text better equipped for introducing students to the science that speaks most directly to their everyday lives.
More than any other introductory textbook, Don and Sandra Hockenbury's Discovering Psychology makes the story of psychology a captivating, highly personal experience for all kinds of students. Without sacrificing science, the authors draw on personal experiences and other real stories to illustrate essential concepts and important research directions in a recognizable, relatable way. This is especially true in the area of cutting-edge neuroscience, which the Hockenburys make extremely teachable and utterly absorbing without oversimplifying the presentation. Special Package: Each student copy of Discovering Psychology, Sixth Edition is packaged with the book's Study Guide and Worth Publishers' new Three-Dimensional Brain. DSM 5 Updates Available for Fall 2014 classes, this update version features new content from Sandra Hockenbury in response to the release of the DSM-5. This new content is integrated into the text without changing pagination or the structure of the chapters. A special DSM 5 Supplement by Sandra Hockenbury is available for Fall 2013 and Spring and Summer 2014 courses.
Covering all of the key areas in psychology at a level which GCSE students can take in, this book is vital for the MEG and NEAB psychology syllabuses. It looks at areas such as behaviourist, cognitive, biological, developmental and social psychology, as well as ethics and methods. The style is concise and the chapters are subdivided using headings and bullet points to make the text easy to read. Vital points stand out from the text, helping students when they are note-taking and revising. Discovering Psychology: * features a summary of key elements of the text, * contains a detailed glossary, * offers suggestions for further reading, and * is suitable for all abilities.