Psychology

3.71 avg rating
( 82 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781464108808: Psychology
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This acclaimed classroom favorite makes the science of psychology (and through that, the process of science itself) come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way, and with coverage of the field’s scientific foundations and advances that is accessible without being oversimplified.

The substantially updated new edition extends the book’s focus on developing scientific literacy in the context of psychology, with new features in print and in the book’s new online course space, LaunchPad. These features are the result of the book’s most dramatic addition—Sandra Hockenbury’s new writing partnership with co-author, Susan Nolan, who shares her belief that the introductory course can help all kinds of students develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy without sacrificing the field’s research core.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sandra E. Hockenbury is a science writer who specializes in psychology. Sandy received her B.A. from Shimer College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was also a research associate at the Institute of Social and Behavioral Pathology. Prior to co-authoring Psychology and Discovering Psychology, Sandy worked for several years as a psychology editor in both academic and college textbook publishing. Sandy has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Tulsa Community College.

Sandy’s areas of interest include positive psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and the intersection of Buddhist philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Psychological Science (APS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Sandy is a member of the Board of Trustees of Shimer College and recently served as a volunteer with Nomads Clinic, a nonprofit organization that brings medical care to remote areas in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and the Tibetan Plateau.

Don and Sandy’s daughter, Laura, is a college senior and geology major who, like her parents, has wide-ranging interests, including climate change, sustainable development, psychology, and the arts. A classical and improvisational pianist, co-director of her college comedy sketch group, and enthusiastic member of the 2011 Division III Ultimate college women’s championship team, Laura has recently taken up the mandolin.

Susan Nolan turned to psychology after suffering a career-ending accident on her second workday as a bicycle messenger. A native of Boston, she graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University. Her research involves experimental investigations of the role of gender in the interpersonal consequences of depression and studies of gender and mentoring in science and technology, funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Susan is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology, at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She has served as a statistical consultant to researchers at several universities, medical schools, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations. Recently, she advised Bosnian high school students conducting public opinion research. Susan's academic schedule allows her to pursue one travel adventure per year, a tradition that she relishes. In recent years she rode her bicycle across the U.S. (despite her earlier crash), swapped apartments to live in Montreal, and explored the Adriatic coast in an intermittently roadworthy 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco. She wrote much of this book while spending a sabbatical year in rural Bosnia-Herzegovina, where her husband, Ivan Bojanic, worked as an advisor to regional governments. Susan and Ivan fell in love with Bosnia – a beautiful country – and bought a small house in the city of Banja Luka as a base for future adventures. They currently reside in New York City, where Susan roots feverishly, if quietly, for the Red Sox.

Don H. Hockenbury is Associate Professor of Psychology at Tulsa Community College, where he has had the privilege of teaching undergraduates for more than 30 years. Although he enjoys the unique challenges of teaching online, the classroom remains Don’s favorite forum for teaching students about the science and personal relevance of psychology. He is a recipient of the Tulsa Community College Award for Teaching Excellence. Don’s educational background includes a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. in clinical psychology, both from the University of Tulsa. Before he began his teaching career, he worked in psychiatric facilities and in private practice.

Don’s favorite research interests include the scientific study of sleep and dreaming, biopsychology, memory

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781464155352: Psychology

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1464155356 ISBN 13:  9781464155352
Publisher: Worth Publishers, 2014
Softcover

9781319017095: Psychology 7e & LaunchPad for Hockenbury's Psychology 7e (Six Month Access)

Worth ..., 2015
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hockenbury, Sandra E.; Nolan, Susan A.
Published by Worth Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1464108803 ISBN 13: 9781464108808
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
universaltextbook
(Gates Mills, OH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Worth Publishers, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Free Instructor copy. Your book ships within 24 hours or next business day. Seller Inventory # SKU0041176

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hockenbury, Sandra E.; Nolan, Susan A.
Published by Worth Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1464108803 ISBN 13: 9781464108808
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Worth Publishers, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1464108803

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 15.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Hockenbury, Sandra E.; Nolan, Susan A.
Published by Worth Publishers
ISBN 10: 1464108803 ISBN 13: 9781464108808
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SGS Trading Inc
(Franklin Lakes, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Worth Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1464108803 New Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Seller Inventory # Z1464108803ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 247.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hockenbury, Sandra E.; Nolan, Susan A.
Published by Worth Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1464108803 ISBN 13: 9781464108808
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Davinci Book Company, Inc
(Midland Park, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Worth Publishers, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. NEW TEXTBOOK-SHIPS WITH EMAILED TRACKING. Seller Inventory # Sep18-9781464108808

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 262.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hockenbury, Sandra E./ Nolan, Susan A./ Hockenbury, Don H.
Published by Worth Pub (2014)
ISBN 10: 1464108803 ISBN 13: 9781464108808
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Worth Pub, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 7th edition. 800 pages. 11.08x9.15x1.52 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1464108803

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 382.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds