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Using the APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes, the authors establish clear learning objectives for students and tie the text assessment to these objectives. Praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features, Psychology focuses on getting students to actually read their textbook.
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Saundra K. Ciccarelli is a Professor of Psychology at Gulf Coast Community College. She is a member of Division 2 of the APA. Ciccarelli has been teaching introductory psychology for over 20 years. Her research interests include language and intelligence development in children and adolescents.
J. Noland White is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and currently the interim director of Retention and Advising at Georgia College & State University. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. White has worked as a consultant in a variety of settings, including adult mental health, developmental disabilities, and juvenile justice.
V. Heather Fritzley is currently a full-time psychology professor at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario. She specializes in social psychology and has conducted research on the effect of various questioning techniques on young children’s responses and children’s eyewitness abilities. Dr. Fritzley teaches a variety of psychology courses including introductory psychology, social psychology, the psychology of good and evil, research methods, personality psychology, cognitive psychology, the psychology of cults, and the psychology of prejudice. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Queen’s University.
Tom Harrigan currently holds a position in the nursing department at Red River College where he teaches Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, and a variety of psychology related courses. Over the last 15 years, he has also taught thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and Lakehead University. His is currently researching student perceptions associated with the use of cheat sheets. Tom completed his Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Manitoba.
“The writing style and pace of explanation is appropriate for my college level students. I think the applied examples are well done throughout and will help the students understand and visualize the material.”
--Mary Close, Canadore College
“Here is where I think you did a super job. You were able to include Canadian material, etc. that was relevant, interesting, and current without increasing chapter length.... Your discussions of key, current, and relevant stories, experiments, etc. helps make the material more easily accessed, remembered, and pertinent for students.”
--Anjanie McCarthy, Fanshawe College
“The Ciccarelli text is well written, easy to read, and has fabulous pedagogical features. It is consistent with my own emphasis on teaching objectives.”
--Deborah M. Gural, Red River College
“The readability level of this text seems to be very good for my students. It is written in a conversational style that may make it easier for students to “unpack” the information from the text.”
--Arlene Johnsrude, SIAT, Kelsey Campus
“It [the text] is written at the right level for my students, is engaging and covers required material very well. The ancillaries are good and students have done very well using this text.”
--Connie Winder, George Brown College
“I’m very pleased with the inclusion of Canadian content, especially with regards to research findings. I also quite like the “Psychology in the news” sections — they are generally great for generating class discussion.”
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110132881004