This remarkable new textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of social psychology, integrating theory, research, and applications into a coherent, contemporary portrait of the field that no other available text can match. Drawing on over 50 years of combined teaching and research, Greenberg, Schmader, Arndt, and Landau guide students through the rich diversity of the science of social psychology and its insights into everyday life. The book introduces students to five broad perspectives on human social behavior: social cognition, cultural psychology, evolutionary theory, existential psychology, and social neuroscience. With these perspectives serving as recurring themes, each chapter organically weaves together explanations of theory, research methods, empirical findings, and applications, showing how social psychologists accumulate and apply knowledge toward understanding and solving real-world problems.
Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, the aim to bring the outside world into the field of social psychology, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students' everyday lives, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Tenth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. The book integrates classic and contemporary research, and includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology as well as authoritative material on social psychology and the law. Coverage of culture and diversity is integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology. A newsy, relevant, and up-to-date photo program complements the narrative. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In this innovative approach to the introductory course, John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg present psychology as a multidisciplinary, integrative science that is relevant for students of all majors. In DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition, the authors use a familiar chapter structure to provide an easy roadmap for the course, while highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate the benefit of using multiple perspectives within psychology. Cacioppo and Freberg offer the best science possible, including exciting new research findings likely to expand students' understanding of psychology as a scientific field of study. Features and images coordinate with and enhance the text, providing additional opportunities for critical thinking and connecting ideas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Benjamin B. Lahey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Release Date: 2001
In this work, Lahey applies learning theory to this text and the result is a system that leads to student learning. Each chapter begins with an advanced organizer that tells the student what the chapter is about and gives him or her a cognitive structure on which to hang new information.
In a concise and readable 16-chapter format, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 7th Edition, incorporates the most effective features of the sixth edition along with the latest and most important research findings from psychological science. Combining extensive pedagogical support with an emphasis on active learning, the text challenges students to learn by doing -- to actively participate and to think about what they are learning rather than just passively read written information. The integrated pedagogical program helps students master the material by supporting the elements of the PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Recite, Review, and Reflect) study system. Douglas Bernstein also shows how topics in psychology are interrelated and guides students in thinking critically -- including organizing select research studies around questions to help readers think objectively about research and results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Carol K. Sigelman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Known for its clear, straightforward writing, grounding in current research, and well-chosen visuals and examples, Sigelman and Rider's text combines a topical organization at the chapter level and a consistent chronological presentation within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Each chapter also includes sections on infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The blend of topical and chronological approaches helps students grasp key transformations that occur in each period of the life span. Other staples of the text are its emphasis on theories and their application to different aspects of development and its focus on the interplay of nature and nurture in development. This edition expands its examination of both biological bases of and sociocultural influences on life-span development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Karen Huffman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Covering all the major concepts and theories while still presenting the exciting and practical applications of psychology is a challenge. In order to meet this challenge, Huffman presents a fully integrated package that sets the stage for a perfectly choreographed learning experience. It includes a pedagogical system that makes psychology easier to learn. Readers will also find a robust suite of multimedia learning resources, including animations, interactive exercises, simulations and virtual experiments, and brief video clips. Psychologists can use the ninth edition as a reference for the theories and concepts.
Author: Catherine A. Sanderson
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition balances comprehensive coverage of the key concepts in introductory Psychology with a concise writing style and engages students with current and interesting research that explores these concepts in real-life contexts. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how a basic knowledge of psychology can benefit them in their careers and daily lives.
Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows students how psychology helps them understand themselves and the world. It also uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities they have in their lives and their future careers. While professors cite this bestselling book for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current with hot topics, students say it's one text they just don't want to stop reading. Students and instructors alike find the text to be highly readable, engaging, and visually appealing, providing a wealth of material they can put to use every day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Provides coverage of gender and cultural diversity. This book includes support material including crossword puzzles, matching exercises, and fill in the blank exercises following each modular. It features spiral bound workbook format.
Author: Giuseppe Riva
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-01-01
This book describe the Psychology of Social Networking. In order to ‘be online’, an individual has to create an online presence. This online self is presented in different ways, with diverse goals and aims in order to engage in different social media activities and to achieve desired outcomes. The authors propose a wide overview of the psychology of social networking and the several implications of new media in our lives.
Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Instructor and student evaluations from coast to coast attest to the Dans' captivating writing. These award-winning bestselling authors know how to enthrall students with the subject they love best--psychology. But in the new edition of Introducing Psychology, they go even further to ensure that students won't commit one of the seven sins of memory--forgetting what they just read. Special Cue Questions and Critical Thinking questions give students the opportunity to process psychological concepts and aid their understanding and memory. And if you've ever heard someone parrot a widespread misconception, you'll welcome the new Changing Minds questions, short scenarios which ask students to confront common misunderstandings of psychological phenomena. Now the book that students love to read is as unforgettable as ever!