Introduction to Psychology

ISBN-10: 0495102881
ISBN-13: 9780495102885
Edition: 8th 2008
Authors: James W. Kalat
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Book details

List price: $269.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

Jim Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY takes a "critical thinking" approach to the major theories and concerns of psychology. Kalat's humorous writing style blends with fun, hands-on "Try It Yourself" activities to give students an engaging learning experience that gets them involved with even with the most intimidating concepts. This proven approach has won the text well-deserved praise from instructors and students alike. By prompting students to ask themselves questions like "How was this conclusion reached?" and "Does the evidence really support it?," Kalat encourages use of the scientific principles that psychologists use when attempting to answer questions about human intellect, emotion, and behavior. This approach helps students separate what merely sounds plausible from what is scientifically provable--both in the psychology classroom and beyond it. With the Eighth Edition, Kalat builds on the text's reputation for incorporating timely information that draws on the latest research and literature. With the text's carefully crafted content and pedagogy, as well as its supporting learning tools, students are able to see the study of psychology as an endeavor that has relevance to their scholastic and personal lives.

James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in introduction to psychology and biological psychology from 1977 through 2012. He received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (10th Edition) and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION (2nd Edition). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. He was twice the program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science.

What Is Psychology?
Scientific Methods in Psychology
Biological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Nature, Nurture, and Human Development
Learning
Memory
Cognition and Language
States of Consciousness
Intelligence
Motivation
Emotions, Stress, and Health
Social Psychology
Personality
Abnormality, Therapy, and Social Issues
Specific Disorders and Treatments

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