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|Author||: Charles Stangor,Jennifer Walinga|
"This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section"--BCcampus website.
|Editor||: Rex Bookstore, Inc.|
"In contemplating a revision of our Psychology: a Factual Textbook, we turned for criticisms and suggestions to the psychologists who were known to be using the book. Very soon it became evident, with their replies in hand for analysis, that something more than a revision would be necessary to satisfy the needs of many teachers. Our aim in this new text has been to respond to the temper of the times without losing the authority that comes with multiple authorship by experts, and equally without diminishing, we hope, the seriousness of the scientific approach to the problems of psychology. This new book is so much more than a revision of the old that we have given it a new title. In it we have turned the old book hind part to, beginning with the consideration of conduct and ending with the treatment of perception. The book is considerably enlarged, with some new chapters and some new collaborators. As was the case in the first book, these expert authors have formulated in the first instance the content of the chapters, but thereafter we as editors have freely exercised our right to alter their texts in the interests of unity in the whole." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
|Author||: Janet M. Gibson|
An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of psychologists’ research on humor. Drawing on research from a variety of psychological perspectives, from cognitive and biological to social and developmental, the book explores factors that affect our detection, comprehension, liking, and use of humor. Throughout the book, theories and paradigms of humor are explored, with each chapter dedicated to a distinct field of psychological research. Covering topics including humor development in children and older adults, humor’s effectiveness in advertisements, cross-cultural psychology and humor’s functions in the workplace, the book addresses the challenges psychologists face in defining and studying humor despite it being a universal and often daily experience. Featuring a wealth of student-friendly features, including learning objectives and classroom activities, An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor is an essential read for all students of humor.
|Author||: James W. Kalat|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Jim Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY takes an evaluate the evidence approach to introductory psychology. Featuring a friendly writing style, hands-on Try It Yourself activities, and helpful visuals, the text invites students to engage in the experience of learning psychology. The modular organization breaks each chapter into meaningful chunks for structuring learning, and provides assignment flexibility for instructors. Content is seamless, with nothing relegated to the margins or separated in boxes. What's the Evidence coverage reviews real studies, encouraging students to ask questions like, Does the evidence really support the conclusion? The Eleventh Edition draws on the latest research and literature to teach students how to separate the plausible from the scientifically demonstrable -- in the psychology classroom and beyond it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Rod Plotnik,Haig Kouyoumdjian|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Featuring a look and style that's more like a magazine than a textbook, Plotnik's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, Tenth Edition will draw you in and show you how exciting the study of psychology can be. This modular, visual approach to the fundamentals of psychology--the pioneer of the visual or magazine style approach--makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining. Each and every page is individually planned, written, and formatted to effectively incorporate the use of Visual Cues, which help you to better remember information. Extensively updated, the text also utilizes chunking, a method of breaking concepts down into small, easily digested sections that help you learn at your own pace. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Lionel Nicholas|
|Editor||: Juta and Company Ltd|
Presents an overview of the latest information on various topics in psychology, such as cognition, motivation, learning, memory, and abnormal psychology.
|Author||: Siobhain O'Riordan,Stephen Palmer|
This collection featuring chapters by leading international practitioners will offer an introduction to coaching psychology for those new to it, including students, trainees, psychologists, and coaches. Introduction to Coaching Psychology covers key topics, including the background and development of coaching psychology, the coach-coachee relationship, coaching psychology approaches and models, and themes such as assessment, contracting, and the setup in coaching psychology practice. Applications in coaching psychology are considered, including a look at particular coaching psychology specialisms and interventions, as well as discussions about working in organisations, working with young people, and life and personal coaching. Professional practice issues, such as boundaries and best practice, and coaching and diversity, are also explored. Furthermore, a review of coaching psychology research is presented. The book also offers a rich collection of case studies to illustrate the practice of coaching psychology in a real-world setting and concludes with a consideration of the future of the field. This timely and accessible book will be essential reading for anyone new to the field, as well as coaches, psychologists, and counsellors interested in the theory, research, and practice of coaching psychology.
|Author||: Wilhelm Wundt|
|Editor||: Read Books Ltd|
An introductory guide to the principal thoughts underlying present day experimental psychology. for students. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
|Author||: Fred Adams,Daniel Weiskopf,Kenneth Aizawa|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
"Our topic here is psychology, the self-styled science of the mind. Psychology's aim is to explain mental phenomena by describing the underlying processes, systems, and mechanisms that give rise to them. These hidden causal levers underlie all of our mental feats, including our richest conscious perceptions, our most subtle chains of reasoning, and our widest-ranging plans and actions. While the phenomena of mind are intimately related to events occurring in the brain, these psychological explanations are, we will argue, distinct and autonomous from explanations in terms of neural processes and mechanisms. According to the view we present here, psychology and neuroscience are different enterprises. We certainly wouldn't claim that our ever-increasing understanding of how the brain works has nothing to say to psychology: on the contrary, they are complimentary, since neuroscience can provide invaluable input to psychological theorizing (and vice versa, a point that we think is not stressed often enough). But our task will be to give a thorough account of the scope, methods, content, and prospects for a distinctive science of our mental lives"--
|Author||: David Groome,Hazel Dewart|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
David Groome with Hazel Dewart, Anthony Esgate, Kevin Gurney, Richard Kemp, and Nicola Towell. An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students. Uniquely, it provides in a single volume chapters on both normal cognitive function and related clinical disorders. Especially written to cover all levels of ability, it has sufficient depth and recent research to appeal to the most able students while the clear and accessible text, written by experienced teachers, will help students who find the material difficult. It will appeal to any student on an undergraduate psychology degree course as well as to medical students and those studying in related clinical professions such as nursing. Key features: Chapters on all the major areas of normal cognitive psychology (perception, memory, language and thinking) are paired with their corresponding disorders of cognition (agnosia, amnesia, aphasia and thought disorder) Clearly Signposted: chapter topics are clearly separated and easily located Specially designed textbook features include chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary of key terms Authors writing at the cutting edge of their subject areas provide the most up-to-date research and scholarship
|Author||: Géza Révész|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Comprehensive introduction by noted musicologist covers physical and physiological bases of sound and hearing, elements of tone, pitch, musical ability, origins of music, psychology of music, much more.
|Author||: Beatrice Edgell|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
Originally published in 1926, the aim of this textbook was the ‘interpretation of human behaviour and conduct’. Beatrice Edgell is an important figure in the history of psychology. She was the first British woman to receive a PhD in psychology, the first female psychology professor in Britain and the first woman president of the British Psychological Society (1930-1931), of which she had been a founding member in 1901. As the Head of Psychology at Bedford College, she established one of the first psychological laboratories in the UK. She also taught a number of women who went on to become prominent in the field. One of her many publications this book was thought to be ‘suitable for students training for social work or for the general reader interested in educational and social questions’.
|Author||: Rom Harré,David Clarke,Nicola De Carlo|
As the first introductory statement of the ‘new psychology’, Motives and Mechanisms, originally published in 1985, aims to bring the study of human action to the forefront of the subject. Like any science, the practice of psychology is very much influenced by the hidden assumptions of its practitioners. The argument put forward in this important text shows how these assumptions can be brought out by comparing psychology with the natural sciences and with common-sense understanding. In pursuing the integration of traditional research methods with a new style of investigation, the basic principle is that social structures and mental structures are in reciprocal relation with one another because each is involved in the creation of the other. By adopting this principle social structures become the basis for research into the cognitive and emotional organization of mind. The authors devote two key chapters to the central question that underlies this stance: are human actions and human actors’ products of internal processes, such as those described by Freud, or of external social forces, of the kind described by Mead?
|Author||: Dennis Coon,John O. Mitterer,Tanya S. Martini|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, this text integrates a proven system for reflective learning: Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review and Recite. By following these steps for efficient studying, you can master Psychology's concepts and explore its diversity of topics that are relevant to today's world. Active learning tools are interspersed with examples and anecdotes in a conversational style, along with coverage of the field's newest research findings. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 15th Edition.
|Author||: Robert K. Beshara|
|Editor||: Nova Science Publishers|
"A Critical Introduction to Psychology is the first scholarly book, in which fifteen critical psychologists analyze chapters from popular Introduction to Psychology textbooks. In their critiques of mainstream (Euro-American) psychology, the authors of this edited volume also envision a pluriversal, transdisciplinary psychology, which is inclusive of critical voices from all over the world"--
|Author||: Louise Lambert,Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi|
|Editor||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
An Introduction to Psychology for the Middle East (and Beyond) is more than the average psychology textbook. Written in simple English by local contributors in the field of psychology and academia, it not only covers broad concepts and major theories, but also provides students in the Middle East with culturally-relevant examples and indigenous research studies that highlight the ways in which psychology can be applied in their local contexts. Topic Boxes appear throughout the chapters to bring regional concepts to life, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter provide ideas for further exploration. With photos that capture the diversity of the Middle East, students will be able to envision a psychology that is representative of their experiences as they explore this visually-appealing textbook. In doing so, they will be better prepared to understand the relevance of the discipline to their personal lives and the societies in which they live.
|Author||: Kate Miriam Loewenthal,Christopher Alan Lewis|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
In its first edition this book successfully enabled readers, with little or no prior knowledge of computing or statistics, to develop reliable and valid tests and scales for assessment or research purposes. In this edition, the author has thoroughly updated the text to include new recent advances in computer software and provide information on relevant internet resources. The book contains detailed guidelines for locating and constructing psychological measures, including descriptions of popular psychological measures and step-by-step instructions for composing a measure, entering data and computing reliability and validity of test results. Advanced techniques such as factor analysis, analysis of covariance and multiple regression analysis are presented for the beginner. An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales provides a clear, concise and jargon-free primer for all those embarking in fieldwork or research analysis. It will be an invaluable tool for undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology and a useful text for students and professionals in related disciplines.
|Author||: Michael Eid,Randy J. Larsen|
|Editor||: Guilford Press|
This authoritative volume reviews the breadth of current scientific knowledge on subjective well-being (SWB): its definition, causes and consequences, measurement, and practical applications that may help people become happier. Leading experts explore the connections between SWB and a range of intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena, including personality, health, relationship satisfaction, wealth, cognitive processes, emotion regulation, religion, family life, school and work experiences, and culture. Interventions and practices that enhance SWB are examined, with attention to both their benefits and limitations. The concluding chapter from Ed Diener dispels common myths in the field and presents a thoughtful agenda for future research.
|Author||: Spencer A. Rathus,Scott G. Veenvliet,Shannon J. Maheu|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Publishers|
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with students and faculty, PSYCH 2ce is an engaging and accessible solution that accommodates the diverse lifestyles of Canadian students at a value-based price. PSYCH 2ce is an extremely concise, visually appealing text that introduces psychology concepts without any delays or distractions. Designed for today's students in every detail, this unique solution was developed through conversations, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and input from thousands of students and hundreds of faculty members like you. From its abbreviated, no-nonsense title to its engaging, effective content, PSYCH 2ce ushers in a groundbreaking new genre of introductory psychology texts that's perfect for modern learners.