Psychology: An Introduction

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Al Maisto, the Carnegie Foundation's Professof the Year, joins legendary author Charles G. Morris as co-author of Prentice Hall's blockbuster bestseller. The textbook's continuing commitment to multicultural diversity can be seen on every page of this new edition, and its integrated teaching/learning package continues to set the standard for the industry. This edition features a renewed emphasis on the applications of psychology.

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Presenting psychology in a manner that is extremely clear and interesting, the Ninth Edition of this successful text offers lively, relevant and balanced coverage. It provides engaging coverage of traditional topics, giving students a grasp of the scope, vocabulary, and concepts of psychology. Morris combines a concern for research, theory, gender, and cross-cultural issues with examples that are both familiar and applicable to students, inspiring critical thought and analysis of ideas presented in the text. Morris now further draws students into each chapter through "Online" boxes, linking students to the world of psychology via America On-line and the World Wide Web/Internet.

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This best-selling, reader-friendly introduction to psychology as a science provides engaging coverage of traditional topics -- giving readers a firm grasp of the scope, vocabulary, and concepts of psychology. It treats psychology as a diverse discipline -- the way psychologists perceive it -- combining a concern for research, theory, gender, and cross-cultural issues with examples that are both familiar and applicable to readers. Provides full coverage of the core topics in psychology: biological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; memory; cognition and language; intelligence and mental abilities; life span development; motivation and emotion; personality; stress and health psychology; psychological disorders; therapies; social psychology. Contains a full chapter on Culture and Diversity and integrates the themes of diversity (e.g., gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation) throughout. Provides an Industrial/Organizational Psychology appendix that covers topics such as personnel selection, training, performance appraisal, leadership and motivation as well as human factors, cross-cultural issues, and human resource development. For anyone wanting a solid introduction to psychology and its contemporary applications.

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