Psychology The Science of Mind and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0073382760
ISBN-13: 9780073382760
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $152.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/25/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.334

"Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior" imparts students with a scientific understanding of the field of psychology while showing them the impact on their day-to-day existence. A simple conceptual framework within the text emphasizes relations between biological, psychological, and environmental levels of analysis and portrays the focus of modern psychology. Together with Research Close-Ups in each chapter and Beneath the Surface discussions and What Do You Think? questions, the text challenges students to think critically about psychology as a science and its impact on their lives.

Michael W. Passer coordinates the introductory psychology program at the University of Washington, which enrolls more than 3,000 students per year. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Rochester, his Ph.D. from UCLA in social psychology, and has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 1977. A former Danforth Foundation Fellow and U.W. Distinguished Teaching Award finalist, Dr. Passer has had a career-long love of teaching. He teaches introductory psychology twice yearly and also has taught courses in research methods, social psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and attribution theory. Dr. Passer developed and annually offers a graduate course on Teaching of Psychology, which prepares students for their careers in the college classroom. He has published over 20 scientific articles and chapters, primarily in the areas of attribution, stress, and anxiety.

The Science of Psychology
Studying Behavior Scientifically
Genes, Environment, and Behavior
The Brain and Behavior
Sensation and Perception
States of Consciousness
Learning and Adaptation: The Role of Experience
Memory
Language and Thinking
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Development over the Life Span
Personality
Adjusting to Life: Stress, Coping, and Health
Psychological Disorders
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Social Thinking and behavior
Appendix: Statistics in Psychology A-1

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