Psychology: Modules for Active Learning, 12th Edition

  • includes Concept Modules with Note-Taking and Practice Exams Booklet
  • Dennis Coon
  • John O. Mitterer Brock University
  • ISBN-10: 1111342849
  • ISBN-13: 9781111342845
  • 864 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2000, 1997
  • © 2012 | Published
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PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, Twelfth Edition, is a best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and coauthor John O. Mitterer. This text combines the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style and appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated and reorganized, the new edition builds on the proven modular format, extensive special features, and teaching and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a broad overview of essential psychology topics ideal for introductory courses, its modular design also readily supports more specialized curricula, allowing instructors to use the self-contained instructional units in any combination and order.


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  • New combined glossary and subject index increases students' ability to more easily link definitions of concepts with the appropriate section of text where those concepts are introduced and discussed.
  • The new edition combines coverage of child/adult/life span development in a single chapter on developmental psychology; features an updated applied psychology chapter emphasizing technology, work settings, and career-related information; and adds an applied module on psychology and media, a specialty area of coauthor John Mitterer.
  • The SQ4R active learning system is fully integrated throughout the text, with features such as prereading survey questions, margin notes, Learning Check exercises, Critical Thinking activities, and Study Guides to support application of the system and to help students more readily master the material.
  • A unique opening module, "The Psychology of Studying," outlines the SQ4R active learning system while providing a personally relevant, immediately useful introduction to the study of psychology through topics such as note taking, study strategies, self-regulated learning, procrastination, test taking, and electronic research.
  • The text encourages active student engagement through features such as Discovering Psychology exercises that promote self-exploration of key topics and Critical Thinking questions that invite students to challenge their own "common sense" assumptions as well as documented research findings.
  • The authors relate course material to everyday life with an engaging narrative style and frequent use of familiar, relevant analogies. In addition, Human Diversity features explore social, physical, and cultural differences as a vital aspect of human experience and Psychology in Action discussions help students personally apply key concepts.

What's New

  • Content has been extensively updated and features some of the most recent and interesting information in psychology, plus fully updated statistics and extensively expanded and updated references.
  • The new edition combines the modularity of individual modules for easy assignability while maintaining a "chapter friendly" underpinning for professors who prefer traditional chapter organization.
  • Now includes four integrative themes throughout the book to spotlight the growing importance of neuroscience, the centrality of self-knowledge, and the importance of considering both cultural and gender diversity. Tables illustrating how these themes are repeatedly revisited throughout the book can be found in the preface of the book.
  • SQR4 learning system has been enhanced with focus on active processing, reflection, and critical thinking. The learning system has been renamed reflective SQ4R, to better cue students to the role of thoughtfulness while reading and studying. From a new explanation of the power of elaborative encoding in the chapter on memory to repeated invitations, in context, throughout the text, to process more deeply, the book does everything possible to invite your students to become more mindful.
  • New combined glossary and subject index increases students' ability to more easily link definitions of concepts with the appropriate section of text where those concepts are introduced and discussed.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying--Reflective Learning.
1. Discovering Psychology and Research Methods.
2. Brain and Behavior.
3. Human Development.
4. Sensation and Perception.
5. States of Consciousness.
6. Conditioning and Learning.
7. Memory.
8. Cognition, Language, Creativity, and Intelligence.
9. Motivation and Emotion.
10. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
11. Personality.
12. Health, Stress, and Coping.
13. Psychological Disorders.
14. Therapies.
15. Social Behavior.
16. Applied Psychology.
Appendix. Behavioral Statistics.

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PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, Twelfth Edition, is a best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and coauthor John O. Mitterer. This text combines the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style and appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated and reorganized, the new edition builds on the proven modular format, extensive special features, and teaching and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a broad overview of essential psychology topics ideal for introductory courses, its modular design also readily supports more specialized curricula, allowing instructors to use the self-contained instructional units in any combination and order.


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Cengage Advantage Books: Psychology: Modules for Active Learning  (ISBN-10: 1111342857 | ISBN-13: 9781111342852)

PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, Twelfth Edition, the best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer, combines the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style and appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated and reorganized, this edition includes new and revised content, extensive special features, and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a thorough introduction to the study of psychology, its modular design and emphasis on how psychology relates to everyday life make it easy for students to explore, enjoy, and ultimately master a wide variety of topics.


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PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, Twelfth Edition, the best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer, combines the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style and appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated and reorganized, this edition includes new and revised content, extensive special features, and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a thorough introduction to the study of psychology, its modular design and emphasis on how psychology relates to everyday life make it easy for students to explore, enjoy, and ultimately master a wide variety of topics.


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Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)

Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.


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Meet the Author

About the Author

Dennis Coon

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

John O. Mitterer

John O. Mitterer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 25,000 psychology students. Mitterer was the recipient of the 2003 Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2003 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, a 2004 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, and the 2010 Brock University Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. He also held a three-year Brock Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence from 2006 to 2009. He is co-author, with Dennis Coon, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.