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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

John Cacioppo,Laura A. Freberg

ISBN 10: 8131518973 / ISBN 13: 9788131518977
Published by Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2013
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Exploration of seven integrative perspectives (biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, social/social neuroscientific, personality/individual differences, and clinical). "Psychology as a Hub Science" broadens the discussion of a topic to include ways in which psychology is engaged in cooperative science with other disciplineshelping undergraduates to see how what they are learning in Intro Psychology will help them no matter what they major in. Unique chapter prologues that show big picture and micro views of the chapter topic, providing a window into how the integration of psychology as a science provides a larger perspective for the psychologist. "Interpersonal Relationships From a [Chapter Topic] Perspective" features how the many perspectives of psychology contribute to the understanding of a single human behaviorbuilding and maintaining significant social relationships. "Connecting to Research" highlights classic and contemporary studies relevant to chapter material to illustrate the connection between scientific research and the material in the textbook. "Experiencing Psychology" provides hands-on, experiential activities for the student. "Thinking Scientifically" models critical-thinking skills by providing students with an opportunity to critique a piece of research. "Visual Summary Tables" present key chapter concepts at the end of each major section, with visual cues to help students remember and learn. Margin application features provide quick one or two sentence examples of applications of a topic to reinforce context and relevance. For example, Botox is discussed in the context of acetylcholine in the biological psychology chapter.1. The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology. 2. The Biological Mind: The Brain and Nervous System. 3. Perceiving Minds: Sensation and Perception. 4. The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness. 5. The Feeling Mind: Motivation and Emotion. 6. The Adaptive Mind: Learning. 7. Knowing Minds: Memory. 8. Thinking Minds: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence. 9. Developing Minds: Lifespan Development. 10. Individual Minds: Personality and the Self. 11. Connected Minds: Social Psychology. 12. Troubled Minds: Psychological Disorders. 13. Healing Troubled Minds: Therapy. Printed Pages: 800. Bookseller Inventory # 71894

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Title: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

Publisher: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

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