THINK Psychology, Second Canadian Edition (2nd Edition)

 
9780132825900: THINK Psychology, Second Canadian Edition (2nd Edition)

THINK currency. THINK relevancy. THINK Psychology.

 

THINK Psychology, Second Canadian Editionis a concise presentation of the key theories and concepts of Psychology with current Canadian content and high-interest readings. Its attractive design featuring a unique, full-colour layout with exciting infographics is designed to inspire and engage today's students. Accessibly written with numerous contemporary examples, it relates the patterns and processes of human behaviour to students' everyday lives. Ten short readings on psychological topics selected from well-respected journals and popular press publications have been highlighted with annotations to present current psychological research in a relevant and accessible manner.

          The Second Canadian edition features seven new readings, updated research and cultural references, new infographics and photos, and expanded coverage of key topics including Freud, Jung, genetic research, long term memory, attraction, and the DSM-5.

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About the Author:

Abigail A. Bairdis a Professor of Psychology at Vassar College. Following completion of her Ph.D. at Harvard University, she was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. Her numerous articles and presentations have covered topics such as adolescent brain development, cognitive regulation of emotion, juvenile justice, and manifestations of racial bias in mind brain and behaviour.

Abigail's research has received awards from Harvard University, the Society for Research on Psychopathology, and in 2008 the Association for Psychological Science named Abigail a "Rising Star in Psychological Science." Abigail has been repeatedly recognized for her excellence in teaching. In 2000 she received Harvard's George Goethals Teaching Prize, and in 2004 was awarded the Class of 1962 Excellence in Teaching Fellowship by Dartmouth College.

 

Anjanie McCarthyis a Professor of Psychology at Fanshawe College. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and both a Master's and Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Queen's University, Ontario. Anjanie completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto before accepting a position at Fanshawe College. Anjanie's research interests include the development of nonverbal behaviours during interpersonal interactions. Her current research focuses on nonverbal communication in the classroom and ways to enhance communication between teacher and student.

Review:

“I have had overall a positive experience with [the first edition of] this text and I will continue to use it in my class. The additional support for myself and the students through the extra materials provides a great incentive to use this text.”

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“The vocabulary is at a level that the students find easy to read and understand which is very important when choosing a text. The layout, colour and the pictures make it a friendly text that the students aren’t intimidated by and will purchase this text over some of the others on their list.”

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“I think this [Think Readings] is an amazing feature. It introduces students to scientific journals in a very non-threatening manner. I can use this feature to help students orient themselves for what we call a “wider awareness assignment” where students have to compare the way psychology is talked about in the popular media and the actual science of it.”

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