Basic Psychology: A Pearson Prentice Hall Portfolio Edition

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9780131505070: Basic Psychology: A Pearson Prentice Hall Portfolio Edition

This two-color, brief paperback offers a "no-frills," lower-priced alternative for introductory psychology. Written by the respected Morris & Maisto author team, the abundance of pedagogical aids enhance readers¿ learning of the material presented. Thoroughly grounded in current research and covers all of the basic concepts in psychology such as: the science of psychology; the biological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; learning; memory; cognition and mental abilities; motivation and emotion; life-span development; personality; stress and health psychology; psychological disorders; therapies; and social psychology. For psychologists and those interested in becoming successful in psychological science careers.

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Prentice Hall is pleased to introduce Morris & Maisto's Basic Psychology: Portfolio Edition. The Portfolio series offers concise, value-priced, paperback textbooks on a variety of subjects. Written in classic narrative form, these books offer a low-cost alternative to students and flexibility to instructors who want to incorporate other materials or activities into their course. As you use this book, complete your portfolio by selecting one of many Prentice Hall resources to enhance your course. Any one of these texts can be packaged with Basic Psychology at a reduced price. Contact your local Prentice Hall sales representative for value package ISBN information.

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Charles G. Morris: Charles G. Morris received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan in 1965 as Assistant Professor of Psychology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1971 and Professor in 1987. He served as Associate Dean in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and 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. He is the author of more than two dozen books, more than a dozen articles, and more than thirty papers and presentations. His books include "Psychology: An Introduction," "Understanding Psychology," "Basic Psychology," "Psychology: Concepts and Applications," 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, Albert A. Maisto is the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor of Teaching at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is also Associate Dean of the Honors College. Maisto earned both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Psychology from The University of Alabama, with an emphasis in Mental Retardation and Applied Cognitive Development. While at UNC-Charlotte, Professor Maisto has held several positions including Coordinator of theUndergraduate Psychology Program, Faculty President, and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 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. Maisto's portfolio includes dozens of published articles in refereed journals, professional papers and a successful series of Introductory Psychology textbooks published by Pearson Education.

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