Psychology-Media and Research Update

Psychology-Media and Research Update

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For Introductory Psychology courses. Between them, authors Davis and Palladino have spent over 50 years teaching the introductory psychology course, and they are committed to offering a text whose design, writing, price, and content meets the needs of students at all levels. Insisting on a seamless design, the authors do not box off material; rather, they weave all pertinent information into the flow of the text with their hallmark conversational writing style. Designed for majors and non-majors alike, this engaging text offers a broad exploration of classic and contemporary research on current and emerging topics in the field, and encourages students to recognize, first hand, how psychological concepts have meaning in their own daily lives. Several interactive features ensure thorough understanding of the material, and the books lively conversational tone enhances its interactive approach to both teaching and learning psychology. Investigating the "hows" and "whys" of research methods presented, this text offers frequent examination of the validity of conclusions drawn.
* NEW-Research updates corresponding to every chapter in Psychology, Third Edition-Placed in frontmatter of the text, each update references copyright 2000 articles published in a variety of respected journals. * Provides faculty and students with the latest research but eliminates need to completely revise syllabus. * NEW-The Psychology, 3e Companion Website ( includes links to additional information relevant to the research updates. * Provides faculty and students with a greater depth of understanding of the latest research. * NEW-A completely new, FREE CD-ROM packaged with new texts with the best-known classic experiments and interviews with renowned contributors to the field of Psychology, previewed with introductions to each clip and followed up with thought-provoking questions that connect the video content to the concepts presented in the text. * Allows students to see the actual research that revolutionized the field of Psychology. * NEW-Course Management Solutions including WebCT, Blackboard, and CourseCompass powered by Blackboard.
* Provides instructors interested in Distance Learning, a fully customizable, on-line course with communication tools, on-line quizzing and testing, course materials, www links, and many other course management features. Visit our demonstration site at * NEW-A FREE study guide packaged with each copy of the text. * Each chapter features a "student success" section, giving students tips on note-taking, taking exams, time management, studying effectively, and more. * NEW-A Cultural and Diversity Perspective feature in every chapter, written with the consultation of noted cultural psychologist, David Matsumoto. * Helps students understand how sex, gender, sexual orientation, economic status and other variables affect the study of psychology. * NEW-Restores motivation to chapter status in a new, completely re-written Chapter 4, Motivation and Emotion. Expands coverage on sexual behavior, and includes material on the biological bases of hunger. * Helps students to understand what sparks emotion, while tying concepts together to present a clear, complete explanation of the behaviors under study.
* NEW-A chapter on Industrial/Organizational Psychology. * Focuses students on the workplace issues of personnel selection, performance appraisal, training, and human factors psychology, broadening their knowledge of the fields of psychology. * Interactive features throughout the text-Critical Thinking Psychological Detective sections. * Ask students to consider questions about the topic under discussion, involving issues such as research methods, how to conduct research, or the importance of a particular research finding. Students are asked to provide answers before moving on to the next topic. * Include questionnaires and other easy-to-complete hands-on activities that deal with topics of interest to students. * Myth or Science sections in every chapter-Compares findings of psychological research with widely held popular beliefs. * Expands students perspective on the issues. * Frequent summaries and self-tests in each chapter-Includes three to four summaries per chapter, and a study break after each review summary. * Breaks the material into small, manageable amounts of information so it is easier to digest, aiding students comprehension of material.
* An enhanced Companion Website-Available at, this site provides materials to help students review chapter content and test their knowledge of what theyve read. * In addition, articles, demonstrations, and interactive exercises from the highly acclaimed The Psychology Place have been keyed to each chapter to provide extra information for motivated students. * The Faculty Section provides resource materials including text images and PowerPoint slides that can be used to enhance lecture presentations.
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  • Mixed media product | 807 pages
  • 210.82 x 261.62 x 40.64mm | 1,723.64g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0130341363
  • 9780130341365

Table of contents

1. Psychology, Research, and You. 2. Biological Foundations of Psychology. 3. Sensation and Perception. 4. Motivation and Emotion. 5. States of Consciousness. 6. Basic Principles of Learning. 7. Memory. 8. Thinking and Intelligence. 9. Developmental Psychology I: Conception through Childhood. 10. Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence through Old Age. 11. Sex and Gender. 12. Personality. 13. Psychological Disorders. 14. Therapy. 15. Health Psychology. 16. Social Psychology: The Individual in Society. 17. Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
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