Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Psychology - 672 pages
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Featuring a manageable format and friendly style, the new edition of this brief introductory book was written with three goals in mind: to make the study of psychology accessible and engaging to beginning students in psychology, to provide a solid grounding in the knowledge base in psychology, and to help students succeed in the course. Nevid’s comprehensive learning system--derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy--is featured throughout. This learning model incorporates what the author calls the Four Es of Effective Learning--Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 3rd Edition, provides a broad view of psychology as well as applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today’s world.
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This is a fantastic psych book to start out with.
It touches on tons of topics but doesn't go incredibly in depth to any.
I took psych courses when I was younger in high school and this book
expanded on a lot of the basics you learn here without being overbearing.
It teaches a broad variety of theories and includes both mental and biological topics.
It was easy to read and understand and I would highly recommend it to others.
Some college books I keep and others I sell back. This is definitely one that is staying on my shelf.
 

Contents

The Science of Psychology
3
Biological Foundations of Behavior
37
Sensation and Perception
81
Consciousness
125
Learning
163
Memory
197
Thinking Language and Intelligence
227
Motivation and Emotion
261
Psychological Disorders
419
Methods of Therapy
455
Social Psychology
487
Sample Answers to Thinking Critically About Psychology Questions
A-1
Answers to Recall It Questions
A-4
Statistics in Psychology
A-6
References
R-1
Name Index
NW-1

Human Development
301
Psychology and Health
351
Personality
383
Subject Index
SB-1
Glossary
G-1
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Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University. Dr. Nevid has conducted research in many areas of psychology, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development, and teaching of psychology. His research publications have appeared in such journals as Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Behavior Therapy, Psychology and Marketing, Professional Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Psychology, among others. Dr. Nevid also served as Editorial Consultant for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses.

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