Essentials of Understanding Psychology

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9780073382807: Essentials of Understanding Psychology

Your students are individuals. Do your teaching materials treat them that way? Feldman's Essentials of Understanding Psychology does. From an adaptive diagnostic tool that provides a GPS for learning to a reader-friendly modular organisation, Feldman ensures that every student gains a better understanding of psychology.

Its new groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic tool generates a personalised study plan to help students “know what they know” while guiding them to understand and learn what they don't know through engaging interactivities, exercises, and readings. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition continues with Bob Feldman's accessible pedagogy, hallmark research, and focus on diversity in a flexible modules-within-chapters format.

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Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and?although I never would have admitted it at the time?I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

Contenuti:

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology

MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work

MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future

MODULE 3 Research in Psychology

MODULE 4 Research Challenges: Exploring the Process

CHAPTER 2 Neuroscience and Behavior

MODULE 5 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior

MODULE 6 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body

MODULE 7 The Brain

CHAPTER 3 Sensation and Perception

MODULE 8 Sensing the World Around Us

MODULE 9 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye

MODULE 10 Hearing and the Other Senses

MODULE 11 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World

CHAPTER 4 States of Consciousness

MODULE 12 Sleep and Dreams

MODULE 13 Hypnosis and Meditation

MODULE 14 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

CHAPTER 5 Learning

MODULE 15 Classical Conditioning

MODULE 16 Operant Conditioning

MODULE 17 Cognitive Approaches to Learning

CHAPTER 6 Memory

MODULE 18 The Foundations of Memory

MODULE 19 Recalling Long-Term Memories

MODULE 20 Forgetting: When Memory Fails

CHAPTER 7 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

MODULE 21 Thinking and Reasoning

MODULE 22 Language

MODULE 23 Intelligence

CHAPTER 8 Motivation and Emotion

MODULE 24 Explaining Motivation

MODULE 25 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring

MODULE 26 Understanding Emotional Experiences

CHAPTER 9 Development

MODULE 27 Nature and Nurture and Prenatal Development

MODULE 28 Infancy and Childhood

MODULE 29 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult

MODULE 30 Adulthood

CHAPTER 10 Personality

MODULE 31 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 32 Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 33 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive

CHAPTER 11 Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being

MODULE 34 Stress and Coping

MODULE 35 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being

MODULE 36 Promoting Health and Wellness

CHAPTER 12 Psychological Disorders

MODULE 37 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction

MODULE 38 The Major Psychological Disorders

MODULE 39 Psychological Disorders in Perspective

CHAPTER 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders

MODULE 40 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment

MODULE 41 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment

MODULE 42 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

CHAPTER 14 Social Psychology

MODULE 43 Attitudes and Social Cognition

MODULE 44 Social Influence

MODULE 45 Prejudice and Discrimination

MODULE 46 Positive and Negative Social Behavior

Glossary G-1

References R-1

Credits C-1

Name Index I-1

Subject Index I-15

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