Introduction to Psychology: Exploration and Application

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9780314044501: Introduction to Psychology: Exploration and Application

This top-selling book always provides current information and research, examples, and abundant applications. Dennis Coon's writing style and short chapters make the book readable and enjoyable for students. The SQ3R format, a hallmark of the text, provides an active learning method that helps students learn and remember material. For this edition, the text has been reorganized to reduce the number of chapters from 26 to 22.

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Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

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"Chapters 2 and 7, however, are Coon's true test. Research design and basic principles of conditioning/learning tend to be unpopular yet critical topics. So, the ability to keep students reading through dry and seemingly useless information is the first challenge; the second, to clearly explain some of the most confusing concepts presented in the course in the process (positive/negative correlation, classical/operant conditioning). Coon's success in so doing is the standard by which I review all new texts."

"In short, I love Coon's writing style. I like the way he asks questions and then clearly answers them for the students. I feel he accomplishes this without sacrificing validity and integrity of the theories, principles, etc."

"This is one of the few introductory texts that students will really read and enjoy. The question approach engages the student in an active learning process. The SQ3R method is an effective pedagogical technique."

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