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Psychology: Modules for Active Learning, 13th Edition

  • Dennis Coon
  • John O. Mitterer Brock University
  • ISBN-10: 1285739280  |  ISBN-13: 9781285739281
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2006, 2000
  • © 2015 | Published
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About

Overview

PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING combines the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style, appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated, the thirteenth edition of this best-selling book includes new and revised content, extensive special features, and integrated learning tools. While the book 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 readers to explore, enjoy, and ultimately master a wide variety of topics.

Features and Benefits

  • Four integrative themes throughout the book spotlight the continued 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.
  • The SQR4 learning system focuses on active processing, reflection, and critical thinking. The system is integrated throughout the text, with features such as prereading survey questions, critical thinking activities, and study guides to support application of the system and to help students more readily master the material.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. How to Study Psychology.
2. Introducing Psychology: Psychology, Critical Thinking, and Science.
3. Introducing Psychology: Psychology Then and Now.
4. Introducing Psychology: The Psychology Experiment.
5. Introducing Psychology: Non-experimental Research Methods.
6. Psychology in Action: Thinking Critically About the Media.
7. Brain and Behavior: Neurons and the Nervous System.
8. Brain and Behavior: Brain Research.
9. Brain and Behavior: Hemispheres and Lobes of the Cortex.
10. Brain and Behavior: Sub-cortex and Endocrine System.
11. Psychology in Action: Handedness.
12. Human Development: Heredity and Environment.
13. Human Development: Emotional and Social Development in Childhood.
14. Human Development: Language and Cognitive Development in Childhood.
15. Human Development: Adolescence and Adulthood.
16. Psychology in Action: Well-Being and Happiness.
17. Sensation and Perception: Sensory Processes.
18. Sensation and Perception: Vision.
19. Sensation and Perception: The Other Senses.
20. Sensation and Perception: Perceptual Processes.
21. Sensation and Perception: Perception and Objectivity.
22. Psychology in Action: Extrasensory Perception.
23. Consciousness: States of Consciousness.
24. Consciousness: Sleep and Dreams.
25. Consciousness: Psychoactive Drugs.
26. Psychology in Action: Exploring and Using Dreams.
27. Conditioning and Learning: Types of Learning.
28. Conditioning and Learning: Classical Conditioning.
29. Conditioning and Learning: Operant Conditioning.
30. Conditioning and Learning: Reinforcement and Punishment.
31. Psychology in Action: Behavioral Self-Management.
32. Memory: Memory Systems.
33. Memory: Measuring Memory.
34. Memory: Forgetting.
35. Memory: Exceptional Memory and Improving Memory.
36. Psychology in Action: Mnemonics.
37. Cognition and Intelligence: Imagery, Concepts, and Language.
38. Cognition and Intelligence: Problem Solving.
39. Cognition and Intelligence: Creative Thinking and Intuition.
40. Cognition and Intelligence: Intelligence.
41. Psychology in Action: Enhancing Creativity.
42. Motivation and Emotion: Overview of Motives and Emotions.
43. Motivation and Emotion: Motivation in Detail.
44. Motivation and Emotion: Emotion in Detail.
45. Psychology in Action: Emotional Intelligence.
46. Human Sexuality: Sexual Development and Orientation.
47. Human Sexuality: Gender Development, Androgyny, and Gender Variance.
48. Human Sexuality: Sexual Behavior, Response, and Attitudes.
49. Psychology in Action: Sexual Problems.
50. Personality: Overview of Personality.
51. Personality: Trait Theories.
52. Personality: Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Theories.
53. Personality: Behavioral and Social Learning Theories.
54. Psychology in Action: Understanding Shyness.
55. Health, Stress, and Coping: Health Psychology.
56. Health, Stress, and Coping: Stress, Frustration, and Conflict.
57. Health, Stress, and Coping: Defenses, Helplessness, and Depression.
58. Health, Stress, and Coping: Stress and Health.
59. Psychology in Action: Stress Management.
60. Psychological Disorders: Normality and Psychopathology.
61. Psychological Disorders: Psychosis, Delusional Disorders, and Schizophrenia.
62. Psychological Disorders: Mood Disorders.
63. Psychological Disorders: Anxiety-Based Disorders and Personality Disorders.
64. Psychology in Action: Suicide.
65. Therapies: Treating Psychological Distress.
66. Therapies: Humanistic and Cognitive Therapies.
67. Therapies: Behavior Therapies.
68. Therapies: Medical Therapies.
69. Psychology in Action: Self-Management and Seeking Professional Help.
70. Social Psychology: Social Behavior and Cognition.
71. Social Psychology: Social Influence.
72. Social Psychology: Pro-social Behavior.
73. Social Psychology: Antisocial Behavior.
74. Psychology in Action: Multiculturalism.
75. Applied Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
76. Applied Psychology: Environmental Psychology.
77. Applied Psychology: The Psychology of Education, Law, and Sports.
78. Psychology in Action: Human Factors Psychology.
79. Behavioral Statistics.
80. Life After School.

What's New

  • Content has been extensively updated with an eye toward making the text even more readable, with many contemporary examples and popular cultural references. Revisions and new references throughout present updated coverage of neuroscience, culture, and gender issues across all modules.
  • The new edition focuses on presenting a genuinely modular text for easy reading and assignability, with related modules coordinated by both title and color. The numbered modular format is extensively reorganized to provide true stand-alone modules for instructors and students alike.
  • The revised opening module, "How to Study Psychology," outlines the SQ4R active learning system while providing a personally relevant, immediately useful introduction to the study of psychology. Topics include note taking, study strategies, self-regulated learning, procrastination, test taking, and electronic research.
  • Sixteen new or revised "Psychology in Action" modules help students learn by applying psychological concepts to their lives. One new module, "Life After School," invites students to think about their futures. The first section, aimed primarily at students not pursuing a career in psychology, urges students to take a skills orientation toward what they have learned from psychology. The next section surveys the rich variety in the field, and briefly reviews I/O psychology, environmental psychology, educational psychology, psychology and the law, sports psychology, and human factors psychology.

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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.