THINK Psychology covers the essentials every introductory psychology student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard introductory text—allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Psychology includes 18 chapters of content—giving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.
THINK Psychology provides currency and relevance through design, current examples and high-interest readings. The readings have been chosen from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications. With the concise presentation of material in the chapters, instructors have the option of incorporating these readings and helping students connect to issues occurring outside of the classroom.
An engaging visual design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will appeal to students and deliver the key concepts of Psychology in a way they can understand.
The groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help bring the key concepts of Psychology to life, without burdening students with dense and too expensive learning solutions.
Thinkspot, the text’s open access website, provides students with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade.
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Abigail A. Baird is a Professor of Psychology at Vassar College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and both a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Following completion of her Ph.D. 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 behavior.
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". Her research has also led her to be elected to several scientific societies including the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. 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. Her professional accomplishments also include serving as secretary of the Association for Psychological Science, Honorary Faculty Member for the Order of Omega National Honor Society, Invited Faculty to the New York State Judicial Institute and Advisory Board member on the Campaign for Youth Justice.
“[The text] is jazzy and upbeat with many colourful visuals, and the chapters are relatively short, which could help maintain student attention spans and their time management issues.”
“The effectiveness of [‘Think Readings’] is that everything is very clearly laid out for students to have as a model for critical thinking and analysis.”
--Mary Close, Canadore College
“I want a concise, interesting, and vibrant book (colourful, filled with pictures). This is what gives THINK Psychology an advantage over other books I have looked at.”
--Christina Besner, Champlain College Lennoxville
“The review and the questions at the end of each chapter of the Think text is better than those I have seen in other texts. Think Psychology also stands out above the rest in terms of its visual appeal and it’s use of the ‘Think Readings’....I think the Think Readings have a lot to offer especially for those more advanced students who are looking for a little extra from their textbooks.”
--Professor, Fanshawe College
“The ‘Think readings’ feature at the end of various chapters throughout are excellent articles which I would consider assigning to students for marks. I am always looking for ways to further engage my student population with real world situations in psychology.”
--Kristen Buscaglia, Niagara College
“I think these [‘Think Readings’] represent excellent examples of the kinds of thinking and elaboration that students should be doing when they read...[they] are interesting and relevant to the students’ lives, and they are not too ‘academic,’ a nice break from reading a textbook.”
--Professor, St. Clair College
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0205687385
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205687385