Discovering Psychology by Sandra E. Hockenbury

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Worth Publishers
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN-13 : 146417105X
Hardcover : 587 Pages


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Sandra Hockenbury and new coauthor Susan Nolan’s remarkable textbook is grounded in the belief that all kinds of students can develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy. The authors act on that belief by using relatable personal stories to communicate the concepts of psychological science (and the process of science itself), and by presenting important research in a clear not oversimplified way. Hockenbury and Nolan also take full advantage of online learning, creating activities in LaunchPad that have students thinking about psychology as scientists do. New co-author, Susan Nolan of Seton Hall University was recently designated a Master Teacher by the Society for Teaching Psychology. She regularly gives talks about incorporating scientific literacy into the introductory course and across the psychology curriculum.

Discovering Psychology by Don H. Hockenbury

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Worth Pub
Release : 2006-04-01
ISBN-13 : 0716776618
Hardcover : 690 Pages


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More than any other introductory psychology textbook, the Hockenburys' brief book presents the discipline with a unique understanding of today's students--emphasizing its relevance and immediate impact on their lives. Without sacrificing science, the authors draw on personal experiences and anecdotes to illustrate essential concepts and important research direction. TheFourth Editionincorporates hundreds of new research studies throughout, with particular attention to areas of intensive current research and enduring student interest, including neuroscience, lifespan development, memory, and gender and culture issues. Also new is the dramatically enhanced media and supplements package, offering more ways than ever to help students make the study of psychology a part of their world.

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Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN-13 : 1319251234
Hardcover : Pages


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Psychology by Sandra E. Hockenbury

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Worth Publishers
Release : 2014-12-29
ISBN-13 : 1464108803
Hardcover : 800 Pages


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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.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-03-16
ISBN-13 : 9781133707288
Hardcover : 944 Pages


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In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Genre : Education
Editor : Nelson Education
Release : 2012-03-09
ISBN-13 : 9781133707288
Hardcover : 944 Pages


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In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology’s rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors’ excitement about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN-13 : 9780995399426
Hardcover : 210 Pages


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The life of a 1960s psychology student. This first volume of the "Through a Hedge Backwards" memoir series captures the life of a student of psychology at Queensland University in ultra-conservative Brisbane in the swinging sixties. The author has an intimate knowledge of psychology in Australia and provides an insider's view of the development of the profession through its adolescent years. The book delivers a critical examination of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings to resolve the serious issues facing the profession, told against the backdrop of the social history of the times. This critique of the history and politics of Australian psychology is leavened with controversial theories, anecdotes of student life, street marches, wild parties and the life of a singer-songwriter. And Ian has a secret problem. He is uncoordinated, half-blind, dyslexic and can't hold his drink. His struggle to overcome these hidden weaknesses is woven through his story with a light but thoughtful touch.

Genre : Education
Editor : Nelson Education
Release : 2012-04-10
ISBN-13 : 9781285401300
Hardcover : 800 Pages


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In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology’s rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors’ excitement about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Genre : Education
Editor : Nelson Education
Release : 2016
ISBN-13 : 9781305088702
Hardcover : 672 Pages


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Written to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in a college-level introduction to biological or physiological psychology, this book provides readers with a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior.

Discovering The Brain by National Academy of Sciences

Genre : Medical
Editor : National Academies Press
Release : 1992-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9780309045292
Hardcover : 194 Pages


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The brain ... There is no other part of the human anatomy that is so intriguing. How does it develop and function and why does it sometimes, tragically, degenerate? The answers are complex. In Discovering the Brain, science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to the public. The 1990s were declared the "Decade of the Brain" by former President Bush, and the neuroscience community responded with a host of new investigations and conferences. Discovering the Brain is based on the Institute of Medicine conference, Decade of the Brain: Frontiers in Neuroscience and Brain Research. Discovering the Brain is a "field guide" to the brain--an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such as language and music appreciation lie. Ackerman examines How electrical and chemical signals are conveyed in the brain. The mechanisms by which we see, hear, think, and pay attention--and how a "gut feeling" actually originates in the brain. Learning and memory retention, including parallels to computer memory and what they might tell us about our own mental capacity. Development of the brain throughout the life span, with a look at the aging brain. Ackerman provides an enlightening chapter on the connection between the brain's physical condition and various mental disorders and notes what progress can realistically be made toward the prevention and treatment of stroke and other ailments. Finally, she explores the potential for major advances during the "Decade of the Brain," with a look at medical imaging techniques--what various technologies can and cannot tell us--and how the public and private sectors can contribute to continued advances in neuroscience. This highly readable volume will provide the public and policymakers--and many scientists as well--with a helpful guide to understanding the many discoveries that are sure to be announced throughout the "Decade of the Brain."