Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0495091553

ISBN-13: 9780495091554

Edition: 11th 2007

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Description: The text of choice at schools across the country, by an author who garners more accolades from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR attracts?and holds?the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. Dennis Coon and new contributor John Mitterer have updated the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite) by harnessing critical thinking to better help students understand psychology's broad concepts and great diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools?together with the book's example-laced writing style, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and superb new media resources?ensure that students will find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible.

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Book details

List price: $336.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.730
Language: English

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

John O. Mitterer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 25,000 psychology students. Mitterer was the recipient of the 2003 Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2003 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, a 2004 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, and the 2010 Brock University Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. He also held a three-year Brock Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence from 2006 to 2009. He is co-author, with Dennis Coon, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying
Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
Brain and Behavior
Child Development
From Birth to Death: Life-Span Development
Sensation and Reality
Perceiving the World
States of Consciousness
Conditioning and Learning
Memory
Cognition, Language, and Creativity
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Gender and Sexuality
Personality
Health, Stress, and Coping
Psychological Disorders
Therapies
Social Behavior
Attitudes, Culture, and Human Relations
Applied Psychology
Appendix: Behavioral Statistics
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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