Mastering the World of Psychology is a briefer paperback version of the text that does more to support student learning than any other introductory psychology text available. It makes the connection between scientific principles and the everyday lives of today's diverse student population.
Now organized around numbered Learning Outcomes, the Third Edition of Mastering the World of Psychology is even better equipped to help readers succeed and to apply their knowledge of psychology to their lives. The SQ3R methodology, wealth of pedagogical features, MyPsychLab resources, and built-in Study Guide and Practice Tests make this the ideal learning and study resource.
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This is the essentials version of The World of Psychology, Third Edition. The Essential World of Psychology contains many of the same features as The World of Psychology, Third Edition, including careful, thorough explanations, research based on primary sources, thoroughly integrated coverage of diversity, and interactive pedagogical features, such as Try It!s, Review and Reflect tables, and Apply It!s. The Essential World of Psychology contains fewer chapters, yet it retains the basic content of the longer text. In addition to maintaining the interactive features, The Essential World of Psychology also includes a built-in study guide at the end of each chapter. Test your knowledge after reading and reviewing the chapters! For anyone interested in the introduction to Psychology.About the Author:
Samuel E. Wood received his doctorate from the University of Florida. He taught at West Virginia University and the University of Missouri—St. Louis and was a member of the doctoral faculty at both universities. From 1984 to 1996, he served as president of the Higher Education Center, a consortium of 14 colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. He was a cofounder of the Higher Education Cable TV channel (HEC-TV) in St. Louis and served as its president and CEO from its founding in 1987 until 1996. Dr. Wood passed away in 2008.
Ellen Green Wood received her doctorate in educational psychology from St. Louis University and was an adjunct professor of psychology at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. She has also taught in the clinical experiences program in education at Washington University and at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Wood has developed and taught seminars on critical thinking. She received the Telecourse Pioneer Award from 1982 through 1988 for her contributions to the field of distance learning.
Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College system since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College—Central. She has coauthored three other Allyn and Bacon texts: with Helen Bee, Lifespan Development (Fourth Edition) and The Developing Child (Eleventh Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.
Together, Sam, Ellen and Denise have more than 45 years of experience teaching introductory psychology to thousands of students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Mastering the World of Psychology, Fourth Edition is the direct result of their teaching experience.
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