Understanding psychology

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McGraw Hill, 1990 - Psychology - 750 pages
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Students First. "Understanding Psychology" is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students-- informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities-- because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, "Understanding Psychology," Eighth Edition, draws students into the field and stimulate their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students'understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students'mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.

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Contents

THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY
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FOR FURTHER STUDY AND APPLICATION
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PSYCHOLOGISTS AT WORK
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About the author (1990)

Robert S. Feldman" is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he is Director of Undergraduate Studies and recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award. He is both a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and a Senior Online Teaching Fellow at UMass.

Professor Feldman was educated as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with High Honors, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he specialized in social and developmental psychology.

Among his more than 100 books, chapters, and articles, he has edited "Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children" (Springer -Verlag), "Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research" (Erlbaum), and co-edited "Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior" (Cambridge University Press). He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of the Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, which love supported his research on the development of nonverbal behavior in children. A past Fulbright lecturer and research scholar, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society.

During the course of nearly two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic, if not particularly accomplished, pianist, and is an excellent cook. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyokemountain range.

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