Psychology

Psychology

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For undergraduate Introductory Psychology courses.Psychology, Fourth Edition, challenges students to discover, experience, and debate the methods and findings of psychological research, and actively learn how to think like psychologists. In this comprehensive text, Kassin introduces students to the importantce of research and scientific thinking through classroom-tested What's Your Prediction chapter-opening activities, mini-What's Your Prediction exercises throughout, and Process of Discovery boxes.show more

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  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 236.2 x 281.9 x 33mm | 2,068.41g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130496413
  • 9780130496416

About Saul Kassin

Saul Kassin is Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated with a B.S. from Brooklyn College in 1974. He received his Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1978. He then spent one year at the University of Kansas and two at Purdue University. He was awarded a prestigious U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship in Washington, D.C., and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology and Law Program at Stanford University. Kassin is coauthor of Social Psychology (now in its fifth edition). He also has authored or edited many other books and has written numerous articles on the topics of social and cognitive development, and on the psychology of jury decision-making, eyewitness testimony, police interrogations and confessions, and other aspects of law. He has served on the editorial boards of several major journals. Away from work, Kassin has an insatiable appetite for sports, politics, rock music, travel, and ethnic food.show more

Table of contents

1. Introducing Psychology and Its Methods. 2. Behavioral Neuroscience. 3. Sensation and Perception. 4. Consciousness. 5. Learning. 6. Memory. 7. Thought and Language. 8. Nature and Nurture. 9. Human Development. 10. Intelligence. 11. Motivation. 12. Emotion. 13. Social Influences. 14. Social and Cultural Groups. 15. Personality. 16. Psychological Disorders. 17. Treatment. 18. Health and Well-being. Appendix: Statistics in Psychological Research. Glossary. References. Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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