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Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition

  • Jeffrey S. Nevid St. John's University, New York
  • ISBN-10: 1111835497  |  ISBN-13: 9781111835491
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Fourth Edition, offers a concept-based approach supported by a unique pedagogical framework. Author Jeff Nevid provides a broad view of psychology that includes history, major theories, research methods, and important research findings as well as applications of contemporary research to the problems and challenges faced in everyday life. Nevid developed the effective teaching devices in this text based on a comprehensive system derived from research on learning and memory as well as his own research on textbook pedagogy. The text's successful modular format organizes each chapter into manageable instructional units that help students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. The material also incorporates four goals that Nevid refers to as the "Four E's of Effective Learning": Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. In the Fourth Edition, Nevid employs a new IDEA Model™ of Course Assessment--unique to this text--which maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. Executed throughout each chapter, the model presents learning objectives that are expressed in the form of active learning verbs, and linked to measurable learning outcomes. The model is integrated with the test-item file, making it easy for instructors to select items measuring these particular outcomes.

Features and Benefits

  • The "Brain Loves a Puzzle" feature poses an intriguing question to encourage students to read further into the chapter to find the answer.
  • Concept Links highlighting connections among key concepts across chapters are integrated into the margins, enabling students to see how these concepts are applied in different areas of psychology.
  • Annotated text figures represent, in schematic form, the sequential relationships among concepts.
  • A chapter-opening list of "Did You Know That" questions stimulates student thinking and previews many of the issues to be discussed in the chapter modules. Some questions debunk common myths and misconceptions, whereas others highlight interesting historical features or bring recent research developments into sharper focus.
  • Key concepts, not just key terms, are highlighted in the margins for easy reference, helping students extract main points from the narrative. Concept signaling is the result of Jeff Nevid's research, which shows that students are better able to grasp key concepts when they are called out in the text.
  • Concept Charts--built-in study charts that offer "see-at-a-glance" summaries of key concepts--reinforce text discussions.
  • The final module in each chapter illustrates how psychologists apply the knowledge they have gained from their research studies to real-life problems. Students also see how they can apply the concepts in the chapter to their own lives. Examples include "Psychology and Pain Management" (Chapter 3), "Putting Reinforcement into Practice" (Chapter 5), "Becoming a Creative Problem Solver" (Chapter 7), and "Taking the Distress Out of Stress" (Chapter 12).
  • Thinking Critically About Psychology sections at the end of each chapter provide students with opportunities to sharpen their critical thinking skills by answering questions, analyzing problems, and evaluating claims relevant to chapter content.
  • Interactive Concept Maps for Psychology (now available online at Psychology CourseMate), featuring unique visual learning tools that help students see connections between key concepts, support visual learners and clarify the text narrative. In addition, concise Visual Overviews at the end of each chapter provide another visual learning tool that helps students master key concepts.

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Psychology.
2. Biological Foundations of Behavior.
3. Sensation and Perception.
4. Consciousness.
5. Learning.
6. Memory.
7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
8. Motivation and Emotion.
9. Child Development.
10. Adolescence and Adult Development.
11. Gender and Sexuality.
12. Psychology and Health.
13. Personality.
14. Social Psychology.
15. Psychological Disorders.
16. Methods of Therapy.
Appendix A: Sample Answers to Thinking Critically Questions.
Appendix B: Statistics in Psychology.

What's New

  • A new IDEA Model™ of Course Assessment--unique to this text--maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. The model is based on an acronym, IDEA: "Identify" key figures in the history of psychology, parts of nervous system, etc.; "Define or Describe" key concepts and key features of major psychological theories; "Evaluate or Explain" underlying processes and mechanisms of behavior and mental processes; and "Apply" psychological concepts to examples.
  • The IDEA Model is executed throughout each chapter, beginning with a listing of learning objectives that are formulated with active learning verbs and linked to measurable learning outcomes. The model is integrated with the test-item file, allowing instructors to select items measuring these particular outcomes--to Identify, Define or Describe, Evaluate or Explain, and Apply knowledge.
  • A new Slice of Life feature illustrates how psychology concepts apply in daily life. Students will relate to these very brief anecdotes, which personalize and humanize the subject matter, and are integrated within the narrative text and identified by a marginal icon.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research findings. Updates include research evidence showing how physical warmth affects judgments of interpersonal warmth, how men tend to be rated as more attractive when they were wear the color red, how a wandering mind is not a happy mind, and new research on distracted driving, memory formation, and use of new technology, similar to "tweets," to monitor symptoms of people with psychological disorders, as well as many others.
  • Chapter 14, "Social Psychology," now appears directly after Chapter 13, "Personality," based on the model that the study of social influences on behavior should directly follow material on individual differences in behavior.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey S. Nevid

Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University. He has accrued more than 200 research publications and professional presentations and is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen textbooks and other books in psychology and related fields, many in multiple editions. Dr. Nevid has conducted research in many areas of psychology, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development, and teaching of psychology. His research publications have appeared in such journals as Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Behavior Therapy, Psychology and Marketing, Professional Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Psychology, among others. Dr. Nevid also served as Editorial Consultant for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses.