Higher Education

PSYCH3, 3rd Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Spencer A. Rathus The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1133960804  |  ISBN-13: 9781133960805
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with students and faculty, PSYCH 3 is an engaging and accessible solution that accommodates the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. PSYCH 3 is an extremely concise, visually appealing text that introduces psychology concepts without any delays or distractions. Designed for today's students in every detail, this unique solution was developed through conversations, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and input from nearly 150 students and faculty members. From its abbreviated, no-nonsense title to its engaging, effective content, PSYCH 3 ushers in a groundbreaking new genre of introductory psychology texts that's perfect for modern learners.

Features and Benefits

  • PSYCH 3 has a refreshed photo program, and references and examples have been updated to be as current as possible.
  • PSYCH 3 has a robust online supplement--CourseMate--which features a full suite of learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. There's an interactive eBook as well as interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, audio downloads, and videos. Instructors can use Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery--both in print and online--provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with nearly 150 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter-in-Review Cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • PSYCH 3 offers all of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none, including PowerPoints, an electronic test bank, and an image gallery.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Psychology?
2. Biology and Psychology.
3. Sensation and Perception.
4. Consciousness.
5. Learning.
6. Memory: Remembrance of Things Past--and Future.
7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
8. Motivation and Emotion.
9. The Voyage Through the Life Span.
10. Personality: Theory and Measurement.
11. Stress, Health, and Adjustment.
12. Psychological Disorders.
13. Methods of Therapy.
14. Social Psychology.
Appendix A: Statistics.

What's New

  • New two-page self-assessments have been added to the end of each chapter, including fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions.
  • New feature boxes have been added, including "iPods on Campus: The Sounds of Oblivion," "Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol?", "Motherese," and "When It Comes to Sex, Red May Mean 'Go'."
  • New chapter-opening vignettes appear in Chapter 1 (What Is Psychology?), Chapter 11 (Stress, Health, and Adjustment), Chapter 12 (Psychological Disorders), Chapter 13 (Methods of Therapy), and Chapter 14 (Social Psychology). Topics include the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan (Chapter 11), and how suicide terrorism may be explained by the power of social influence (Chapter 12).
  • Chapters have been honed to streamline and clarify the content. In addition, Chapter 3 in the previous edition (The Voyage Through the Life Span) is now Chapter 9. Consequently, Chapters 4 through 9 in the previous edition now appear as Chapters 3 through 8 (Sensation and Perception; Consciousness; Learning; Memory: Remembrance of Things Past--and Future; Thinking, Language, and Intelligence; and Motivation and Emotion).
  • Updated references throughout the text reflect the most recent advances in the field.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Print Option: PSYCH (with CourseMate Printed Access Card), 3rd

ISBN-10: 1285479262  | ISBN-13: 9781285479262

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Bundle: Text + PsykTrek 3.0 Online Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285482158  | ISBN-13:  9781285482156

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Printed Text + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305122380  | ISBN-13:  9781305122383

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Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285482093  | ISBN-13:  9781285482095

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  • PSYCH3
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Bundle: Text + General MindLink for CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285722388  | ISBN-13:  9781285722382

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  • General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate Printed Access Card

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  • Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The book stands out because of its readability. Students won't have to spend days upon days reading and highlighting within a chapter. You can finish a chapter very quickly. "

— Teresa Brooks

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

PSYCH, 3rd: PowerLecture CD-ROM with ExamView  (ISBN-10: 1285417909 | ISBN-13: 9781285417905)

Research in Action DVD Volume i, 1st Edition 2008  (ISBN-10: 0495595209 | ISBN-13: 9780495595205)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research--not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Research in Action DVD Volume ii, 1st Edition 2010  (ISBN-10: 0495598135 | ISBN-13: 9780495598138)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research – not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

Guest Lecture Psychology DVD Volume 1 & 2  (ISBN-10: 054700401X | ISBN-13: 9780547004013)

The Guest Lecture Series features many talented teachers sharing their teaching tips and best practices on a wide range of topics, including: Rational Emotive Behavior Theory, Blogging as an Effective Tool, Demonstrations on Taste, Dramatizing Perspectives in Psychology, How to Teach Writing in Psychology, and more.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285418085 | ISBN-13: 9781285418087)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with PSYCH, 3rd Edition.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285418085 | ISBN-13: 9781285418087)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with PSYCH, 3rd Edition.

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WebTutor™ on Angel with eBook with Gateway and Virtual Psychology Lab, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285745167 | ISBN-13: 9781285745169)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Spencer A. Rathus

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.