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Co-written by an author who garners more accolades and rave reviews from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, THIRTEENTH EDITION attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The Thirteenth Edition's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools, together with the book's example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and excellent media resources, ensure that students find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible.
- To further streamline the organization of the text, the chapters entitled Sensation and Reality and Perceiving the World have been combined into a single chapter, Sensation and Perception. This new structure allows for clear connections of the concepts to help students better grasp the text's material.
- The proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics is now called "reflective SQ4R" to encourage student self-reflection.
- NEW explicit examples of common student misconceptions ("opposites attract") as appropriate across all chapters.
- Chapter 9 (Cognition, Language, Creativity, and Intelligence) has been split into two separate chapters: Cognition, Language, and Creativity (Ch8) and Intelligence (Ch9).
- Addition of Learning Objectives.
- Boxed features encourage reflective processing, proven to foster understanding and form lasting memories. Critical Thinking boxes challenge students to question their own common-sense assumptions and research findings. Discovering Psychology boxes provide exercises for students to try themselves, encouraging self-discovery of concepts. The Clinical File encourages reflection on clinical applications.
- Human Diversity boxes highlight similarities and differences in human expression, providing students with examples of how to be more reflective about human diversity. The book includes many topics and examples that encourage students to appreciate social, physical, and cultural differences and to accept them as a natural part of being human.
- Knowledge Builder exercises test recall of preceding topics and expand students' understanding of new ideas by asking them to pause and reflect; for instance, encouraging students to associate new concepts with personal experience and prior knowledge. Answers to all questions provide immediate feedback.
- The text includes a complete chapter on gender and sexuality, which distinguishes it from many other comprehensive introductory psychology texts.
- More cohesive presentation of key ideas: Gateways Concepts articulate the major take-home ideas covered in each chapter. These concepts answer, and are integrated with, Gateway Questions that organize the chapter's topics and guide the discussion. In the retained Chapter in Review, a list of key points for each question/section reinforces the concepts.
- Streamlined content: Chapter 3, "Human Development," combines and condenses material formerly presented in two separate chapters on child development and life-span development.
- Added emphasis on critical thinking: Brainwaves boxes promote critical thinking by encouraging reflection on the role of the brain in understanding psychological phenomena. Topics include "Your Brain's 'Fat Point,'" and "The Schizophrenic Brain."
- Known for its rich, student-friendly pedagogy, this book was the first college text to incorporate an SQ4R active-learning format, proven to be effective nationwide. Students focus on each topic through a concrete, six-step process that guides them from Survey to Question, Read, Reflect, Recite, Relate, and Review.
1. Intro to Psychology and Research Methods.
2. Brain and Behavior.
3. Human Development.
4. Sensation & Perception.
5. States of Consciousness.
6. Conditioning and Learning.
8. Cognition, Language, and Creativity.
10. Motivation and Emotion.
11. Gender and Sexuality.
13. Health, Stress, and Coping.
14. Psychological Disorders.
16. Social Thinking and Social Influence.
17. Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior.
18. Applied Psychology.
Appendix A: Behavioral Statistics.