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Introduction to Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0495103179

ISBN-13: 9780495103172

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: Rod Plotnik, Haig Kouyoumdjian

List price: $307.95
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Like reading a magazine-not studying from a text-Plotnik's PSYCHOLOGY, EIGHTH EDITION will draw you in and show you how visual and exciting the study of psychology can be. Rod Plotnik's modular, visually-oriented approach to the fundamentals of psychology makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining. Incorporating the latest research updates, the text breaks concepts down into small, easily digested chunks that give you and great flexibility how you approach and study the subject. This Eighth Edition expands upon Plotnik's commitment to helping you learn. For instance, For instance, "Learning Links" features in the text connect you to the newly updated PowerStudy 3.0 CD-ROM. In addition, you can access the Book Companion Website that includes personalized Self-Study Assessments-giving you even further assistance in reviewing and prioritizing study time for maximum effectiveness.
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Book details

List price: $307.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Rod Plotnik earned his Ph.D. as a biological psychologist from the University of Florida and a post doctorate at Yale University. Early in his career, he realized the effectiveness of teaching students through visuals to get them excited about the material, a technique he utilizes throughout INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, now in its Tenth Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014).

When Dr. Kouyoumdjian took his first college psychology class at Diablo Valley College, He had the opportunity to use Introduction to Psychology (3rd ed.) by Rod Plotnik. He can still recall the many conversations he had with peers and family members sharing the fascinating stories he read about and his overall enthusiasm for the textbook. For the first time ever, he did the unimaginable--that is he began reading ahead because he was impatient to read the next great story and learn the next interesting concept. Plotnik's text sparked Haig's interest in psychology and he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary's College of California, a liberal arts college in the Bay Area. Dr. Kouyoumdjian's interest in psychology continued to deepen while in college and he went on to receive a Master of Arts in psychology at San Diego State University, where he had the unique experience of working closely with Rod Plotnik, who at that time was a Professor in the department and supervisor of the graduate teaching associates training program. Under Plotnik's close supervision, Dr. Kouyoumdjian began teaching undergraduate Introduction to Psychology courses at the university using Plotnik's 4th and 5th editions. Following Dr. Kouyoumdjian's education and training at San Diego State University, he attended University of Nebraska--Lincoln, where he received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. While there, he continued to teach Introduction to Psychology courses and used Plotnik's 6th edition. Dr. Kouyoumdjian's primary areas of research focused on child maltreatment and Latino mental health, which resulted in several publications.

Discovering Psychology
Psychology and Science
Brain's Building Blocks
Incredible Nervous System
Sensation
Perception
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis and Drugs
Classical Conditioning
Operant and Cognitive Approaches
Types of Memory
Remembering and Forgetting
Intelligence
Thought and Language
Motivation
Emotion
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence and Adulthood
Freudian and Humanistic Theories
Social, Cognitive and Trait Theories
Health, Stress and Coping
Assessment and Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorder and Schizophrenia
Therapies
Social Psychology
Statistics in Psychology
Critical Thinking Study Questions with Answers