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Overview

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it.

John Cacioppo, University of Chicago

John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is a past President of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and a past Chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among the awards he has received are the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cacioppo is a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; the Chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a Member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former Member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

Laura A. Freberg, California Polytechnic State University

Laura A. Freberg (Ph.D., UCLA) is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. Laura has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. She serves as the President-elect of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Content Expert Writer for Psychology for Answers.com, and as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience. With John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, she is the co-author of two editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage Learning). She is also author of four editions of DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Cengage Learning) and RESEARCH METHODS (TopHat Monocle).
  • Exploration of seven integrative perspectives (biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, social/social neuroscientific, personality/individual differences, and clinical).
  • Psychology as a Hub Science broadens the discussion of a topic to include ways in which psychology is engaged in cooperative science with other disciplines--helping undergraduates to see how what they are learning in Intro Psychology will help them no matter what they major in.
  • Unique chapter prologues that show big picture and micro views of the chapter topic; providing a window into how the integration of psychology as a science provides a larger perspective for the psychologist.
  • "Interpersonal Relationships From a [Chapter Topic] Perspective" features how the many perspectives of psychology contribute to the understanding of a single human behavior--building and maintaining significant social relationships.
  • "Connecting to Research" highlights classic and contemporary studies relevant to chapter material to illustrate the connection between scientific research and the material in the textbook.
  • "Experiencing Psychology" provides hands-on, experiential activities for the student.
  • "Thinking Scientifically" models critical-thinking skills by providing students with an opportunity to critique a piece of research.
  • "Visual Summary Tables" present key chapter concepts at the end of each major section, with visual cues to help students remember and learn.
  • Margin application features provide quick one or two sentence examples of applications of a topic to reinforce context and relevance. For example, Botox is discussed in the context of acetylcholine in the biological psychology chapter.
1. The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology.
2. The Measure of Mind: Methods of Psychology.
3. The Evolving Mind: Nature and Nurture Intertwined.
4. The Biological Mind: The Physical Basis of Behavior.
5. The Perceiving Mind: Sensation and Perception.
6. The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness.
7. The Feeling Mind: Motivation and Emotion.
8. The Adaptive Mind: Learning.
9. The Knowing Mind: Memory.
10. The Thinking Mind: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
11. The Developing Mind: Lifespan Development.
12. The Individual Mind: Personality and the Self.
13. The Connected Mind: Social Psychology.
14. The Troubled Mind: Psychological Disorders.
15. Healing the Troubled Mind: Therapy.
16. The Healthy Mind: Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology.
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