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Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior with Concept Maps and Reviews, 13th Edition

  • Dennis Coon
  • John O. Mitterer Brock University
  • ISBN-10: 111183363X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111833633
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

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 users find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying.
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.
7. Memory.
8. Cognition, Language, and Creativity.
9. Intelligence.
10. Motivation and Emotion.
11. Gender and Sexuality.
12. Personality.
13. Health, Stress, and Coping.
14. Psychological Disorders.
15. Therapies.
16. Social Thinking and Social Influence.
17. Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior.
18. Applied Psychology.
Appendix A: Behavioral Statistics.

What's New

  • 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.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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, 14th 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, 14th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.