What Is Psychology?

ISBN-10: 1111344515
ISBN-13: 9781111344511
Edition: 3rd 2012
List price: $163.95
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 800
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Ellen E. Pastorino (Ph.D. in School Psychology, Florida State University) is a developmental psychologist who teaches psychology classes at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Pastorino has won numerous teaching awards, including the University of Georgia, Board of Regents Distinguished Professor; the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award; and Valencia's Teaching and Learning Excellence Award. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. Dr. Pastorino has authored test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides, and has published research in the "Journal of Adolescent Research and Adolescence." While working as a consultant for IBM Corporation she developed numerous educational materials for teachers and students.

A professor of psychology at Gainesville College, Dr. Susann M. Doyle-Portillo earned her Ph.D. in Social Cognition from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her doctoral program, she earned bachelors degrees in engineering and psychology. She has published articles in "Social Cognition" and "Contemporary Social Psychology," but the main focus of her career is teaching. During her tenure at Gainesville College, Dr. Doyle-Portillo has twice been listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." She has supervised independent-study student research at the two-year college level and is the founder of the "Division of Social Sciences and Education Annual Research Poster Competition" at Gainesville College. She also is the chair of the Scientific Review Committee/Institutional Review Board for the "Gainesville College Engineering and Science Fair." She has authored test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides.

What Is Psychology?
How Does Biology Influence Our Behavior?
How Do We Sense and Perceive Our World?
Consciousness: Wide Awake, in a Daze, or Dreaming?
How Do We Learn?
How Does Memory Function?
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence: How Do We Think?
Motivation and Emotion: What Guides Behavior?
How Do People Grow, Change, and Develop?
How Do Gender and Sexuality Affect Our Behavior?
How Do We Understand and Interact with Others?
Health, Stress, and Coping: How Can You Create a Healthy Life?
What Is Personality, and How Do We Measure It?
What Are Psychological Disorders, and How Can We Understand Them?
What Therapies Are Used to Treat Psychological Problems?
Appendix: How Are Statistics Used in Psychology?
Appendix: How Do We Apply Psychology to the Workplace?

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