Integrated teaching, learning, and assessment tools, created by a master teacher
Integrated teaching, learning, and assessment tools, created by a master teacher.
Robert Feldman's Psychology and Your Life is an engaging new introductory psychology text that uses experiential exercises and activities, career-oriented text examples, and features designed to directly correlate psychology concepts to the professional and personal lives of readers. Throughout the text and supplements, Psychology and Your Life reinforces why a basic understanding of psychology is relevant to today's students.
The definitive guide for harnessing the power of colour to improve your happiness, wellbeing and confidence Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' yellow jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the restful green of your walls? The colours all around us hold an emotional energy. Applied Colour Psychology specialist, Karen Haller, explains the inherent power of colour; for example, looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings. A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour. Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.
Creating an exceptionally student-friendly textbook in psychology isn’t just about making the chapters shorter and pages more colorful. It’s about using that type of format to provide a clear portrait of psychological science, concise but not oversimplified, all while continually answering the recurring student question: “What does this have to do with me?” David Myers’ brief introduction to psychology, Psychology in Everyday Life, certainly does offer brief, easily manageable chapters and a colorful, image-rich design (both shaped by extensive research, class testing, and instructor/student feedback). But what makes it such an exceptional text is what flows through those chapters—rich presentations of psychology’s core concepts and field-defining research, examined in context of the everyday lives of all kinds of people around the world and communicated in the captivating storyteller’s voice that is instantly recognizable as Myers’. The new edition of Psychology in Everyday Life offers an extraordinary amount of new research, effective new inquiry-based study tools, and further design innovations, all while maintaining its trademark brevity and clean layout. And it is accompanied by an innovative media/supplements of the same scope as all of David Myers’ more comprehensive textbooks.
This book offers an inspiring exploration of current findings from the psychology of meaning in life, analysing cutting-edge research to propose practical, evidence-based applications. Schnell draws on psychological, philosophical and cognitive perspectives to explore basic concepts of meaning and introduce a multidimensional model of meaning in life. Written in an accessible style, this book covers a range of topics including the distinction between meaning and happiness, the impact of meaning on health and longevity, meaning in the workplace, and meaning-centred interventions. Each chapter ends with exercises to encourage self-reflection and measurement tools are presented throughout, including the author’s original Sources of Meaning and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (SoMe), to inspire the reader to consider the role of meaning in their own life. The Psychology of Meaning in Life is essential reading for students and practitioners of psychology, sociology, counselling, coaching and related disciplines, and for general readers interested in exploring the role of meaning in life.
Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.
Psychology in Action, 12e is a comprehensive introductory Psychology product that fosters active learning and provides a wealth of tools that empower students to master and make connections between the key concepts. Students will leave the classroom with a solid foundation in basic psychology that will serve them in their daily lives no matter what their chosen field of study and career path.
Intelligence The History of Group Comparisons Heredity and IQ Environments and IQ Culture and the Validity of IQ Tests Creativity Assessing Creativity and the Link to Intelligence Extremes of Creativity Psychology in Your Life: How Can You Become More Creative? Assessment and Society Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 10 Human Development Across the Life Span Studying Development Physical Development Across the Life Span Prenatal and Childhood Development Physical Development in Adolescence Physical Changes in Adulthood Cognitive Development Across the Life Span Piaget's Insights Into Mental Development Contemporary Perspectives on Early Cognitive Development Cognitive Development in Adulthood Psychology in Your Life: Will Your Brain Work Differently as You Age? Acquiring Language Perceiving Speech and Perceiving Words Learning Word Meanings Acquiring Grammar Social Development Across the Life Span Erikson's Psychosocial Stages Social Development in Childhood Social Development in Adolescence Social Development in Adulthood Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Does Day Care Affect Children's Development? Sex and Gender Differences Sex Differences Gender Identity and Gender Roles Moral Development Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Reasoning Gender and Cultural Perspectives on Moral Reasoning Learning to Age Successfully Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 11 Motivation Understanding Motivation Functions of Motivational Concepts Sources of Motivation A Hierarchy of Needs EATING The Physiology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Psychology in Your Life: How Does the Presence of Others Influence Your Eating? Sexual Behaviors Nonhuman Sexual Behaviors Human Sexual Arousal and Response The Evolution of Sexual Behaviors Sexual Norms Homosexuality Motivation for Personal Achievement Need for Achievement Attributions for Success and Failure Work and Organizational Psychology Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Does Motivation Affect Academic Achievement? Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 12 Emotion, Stress, and Health Emotions Basic Emotions and Culture Theories of Emotion The Impact of Mood and Emotions Subjective Well-Being Psychology in Your Life: Can You Accurately Predict Your Future Emotions? Stress of Living Physiological Stress Reactions Psychological Stress Reactions Coping with Stress Positive Effects of Stress Health Psychology The Biopsychosocial Model of Health Health Promotion Treatment Personality and Health Job Burnout and the Health-Care System A Toast to Your Health Critical Thinking in Your Life: Can Health Psychology Help You Get More Exercise? Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 13 Understanding Human Personality Type and Trait Personality Theories Categorizing by Types Describing with Traits Traits and Heritability Do Traits Predict Behaviors? Evaluation of Type and Trait Theories Psychodynamic Theories Freudian Psychoanalysis Evaluation of Freudian Theory Extending Psychodynamic Theories Psychology in Your Life: Why Are Some People Shy? Humanistic Theories Features of Humanistic Theories Evaluation of Humanistic Theories Social-Learning and Cognitive Theories Rotter's Expectancy Theory Mischel's Cognitive-Affective Personality Theory Bandura's Cognitive Social-Learning Theory Cantor's Social Intelligence Theory Evaluation of Social-Learning and Cognitive Theories Self Theories Dynamic Aspects of Self-Concepts Self-Esteem The Cultural Construction of Self Evaluation of Self Theories Comparing Personality Theories Critical Thinking in Your Life: How is Personality Conveyed in Cyberspace? Assessing Personality Objective Tests Projective Tests Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 14 Psychological Disorders The Nature of Psychological Disorders Deciding What Is Abnormal The Problem of Objectivity Classifying Psychological Disorders The Etiology of Psychopathology Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Do Disorders Enter DSM? Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Phobias Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Causes of Anxiety Disorders Mood Disorders Major Depressive Disorder Bipolar Disorder Causes of Mood Disorders Gender Differences in Depression Suicide Psychology in Your Life: How Can We Pinpoint Interactions of Nature and Nurture? Personality Disorders Borderline Personality Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders Major Types of Schizophrenia Causes of Schizophrenia Psychological Disorders of Childhood Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autistic Disorder The Stigma of Mental Illness Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 15 Therapies for Psychological Disorders The Therapeutic Context Goals and Major Therapies Therapists and Therapeutic Settings Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy Historical Perspectives on Institutional Treatment Psychodynamic Therapies Freudian Psychoanalysis Later Psychodynamic Therapies Psychology in Your Life: Are Lives Haunted by Repressed Memories? Behavior Therapies Counterconditioning Contingency Management Social-Learning Therapy Generalization Techniques Cognitive Therapies Changing False Beliefs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Humanistic Therapies Client-Centered Therapy Gestalt Therapy Group Therapies Couple and Family Therapy Community Support Groups Biomedical Therapies Drug Therapy Psychosurgery ECT and rTMS Critical Thinking in Your Life: Does Therapy Affect Brain Activity? Treatment Evaluation and Prevention Strategies Evaluating Therapeutic Effectiveness Prevention Strategies Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 16 Social Psychology Constructing Social Reality The Origins of Attribution Theory The Fundamental Attribution Error Self-Serving Biases Expectations and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies The Power of the Situation Roles and Rules Social Norms Conformity Decision Making in Groups Obedience to Authority Attitudes, Attitude Change, and Action Attitudes and Behaviors Processes of Persuasion Persuasion by Your Own Actions Compliance Prejudice Origins of Prejudice Effects of Stereotypes Reversing Prejudice Social Relationships Liking Loving Psychology in Your Life: In What Ways Are You Like a Chameleon? Aggression, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior Individual Differences in Aggression Situational Influences on Aggression The Roots of Prosocial Behavior The Effects of the Situation on Prosocial Behavior Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Can You Get People to Volunteer? A Personal Endnote Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide.