Long known for its accessible, active, and applied approach, this book is now more pedagogically effective than ever! Through the Fourth Edition's Pathways to Learning reader assessment, users determine whether their learning style strengths are verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, or interpersonal, then receive personalized, content-specific study tips throughout the book! Industrial and organizational application coverage shows readers how psychology is used in the workplace, sports, law, and in their own lives. Psychology and Research; Behavioral Neuroscience; Sensation and Perception; States of Consciousness; Learning; Motivation and Emotion; Memory; Thinking, Language, and Intelligence; Development across the Lifespan; Sex and Gender; Personality; Psychological Disorders; Therapy; Health Psychology; Social Psychology: The Individual in Society; and Industrial, Organizational, and Other Applications of Psychology. For social and psychology research professionals.
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Designed for non-majors and majors alike, this lively, highly interactive introduction to psychology provides a broad exploration of classic and contemporary research on current and emerging topics in all areas of the field and provides an abundance of opportunities for students to see first hand how psychological concepts apply to a wide range of real-life, everyday situations. It offers strong treatment of the "how's" and "why's" of research methods, with frequent examination throughout the book of the validity of conclusions drawn from research. Also discusses important topics within historical context -- e.g., the discovery and function of neurons, the development of phobias, and the concept of stress. An exceptionally strong supplements package including several interactive, multimedia resources ensures student's total immersion in the material.From the Back Cover:
Between them, authors Davis and Palladino have spent over 50 years teaching the introductory psychology course, and they are committed to offering a book whose design, writing, price, and content meets the needs of learners at all levels. Using a conversational writing style, this engaging book offers a broad exploration of classic and contemporary research on current and emerging topics in the field, and encourages readers to recognize, first hand, how psychological concepts have meaning in their own daily lives. Investigating the “hows” and “whys” of research methods presented, this book offers frequent examination of the validity of conclusions drawn. Chapter topics cover sensation and perception, states of consciousness, basic principles of learning, motivation and emotion, memory, thinking and intelligence, lifespan developmental psychology, sex and gender, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, health psychology, social psychology, and applied psychology. For individuals seeking an introduction to the psychology field.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131427962