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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind 3rd Edition

John Cacioppo, Laura A. Freberg

  • Available January 2018
  • 784 Pages
Starting At 95.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

In this innovative approach to introductory psychology, John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg present psychology as an integrative science that's relevant for students of all majors. They use a familiar chapter structure to provide an easy roadmap for the course, while highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate the benefit of using multiple perspectives within psychology. The authors offer the best science possible, including exciting new research findings likely to expand students' understanding of psychology as a scientific field of study. Psychology is evolving into an integrative, multidisciplinary field, and this text offers a way to foster a cohesive understanding of psychology as a highly interconnected and relevant hub science.

John Cacioppo, University of Chicago

John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is a past President of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and a past Chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among the awards he has received are the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Cacioppo is a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; the Chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a Member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former Member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

Laura A. Freberg, California Polytechnic State University

Laura A. Freberg (Ph.D., UCLA) is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. Dr. Freberg serves as the President-elect of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Content Expert Writer for Psychology for Answers.com, and as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience. With John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, she is the co-author of three editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage Learning). She is also lead author of RESEARCH METHODS (TopHat Monocle).
  • A new feature in each chapter, "Psychology Takes on Real World Problems," meets recommendations of the APA 2014 report, "Strengthening the Common Core of the Introductory Psychology Course." To implement the report's suggested Big Problems approach, each feature shows how the chapter material relates to a familiar, relevant topic -- cyberbullying. By reading all 16 sections, students see how the many facets of psychology (e.g., gene-environment interaction, motivation, self-regulation) contribute to understanding the causes of, and solutions to, an important issue.
  • A new "Diverse Voices in Psychology" feature in each chapter augments diversity content integrated throughout the textbook -- and reinforces psychology's relevance to the understanding of diversity. Topics include ethics associated with genetic research using vulnerable participants (Ch. 3), "shooter bias" (Ch. 13), and culturally competent counseling and psychotherapy (Ch. 15).
  • The science is updated in each chapter, providing the most current possible approach to the subject matter.
  • "Thinking Scientifically" models critical-thinking skills by providing students with an opportunity to critique a piece of research.
  • "Visual Summary Tables" present key chapter concepts at the end of each major section, with visual cues to help students remember and learn.
  • The book explores six integrative perspectives within psychology (social psychology/social neuroscience, cognition, biology/evolution, development, personality/individual differences, and clinical psychology).
  • "Psychology as a Hub Science," integrated into the chapter narrative and identified by an icon, broadens the discussion of a topic to include ways in which psychology is engaged in cooperative science with other disciplines. This feature helps undergraduates to see how what they are learning in intro psychology will help them no matter what they major in.
  • Chapter prologues show big picture and micro views of the chapter topic, providing a window into how the integration of psychology as a science provides a larger perspective for the psychology student.
  • "Interpersonal Relationships" features show how various psychological perspectives (e.g., methodological, social psychological) can be applied to increase understanding of a single topic. The authors explore a topic students from all walks of life will find interesting and relevant -- how to build and maintain significant social relationships.
  • "Connecting to Research" highlights classic and contemporary studies relevant to chapter material.
  • "Experiencing Psychology" provides hands-on, experiential activities for students.
1. The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology.
2. The Measure of Mind: Methods of Psychology.
3. The Evolving Mind: Nature and Nurture Intertwined.
4. The Biological Mind: The Physical Basis of Behavior.
5. The Perceiving Mind: Sensation and Perception.
6. The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness.
7. The Developing Mind: Life-Span Development.
8. The Adaptive Mind: Learning.
9. The Knowing Mind: Memory.
10. The Thinking Mind: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence.
11. The Feeling Mind: Motivation and Emotion.
12. The Individual Mind: Personality and the Self.
13. The Connected Mind: Social Psychology.
14. The Troubled Mind: Psychological Disorders.
15. Healing the Troubled Mind: Therapy.
16. The Healthy Mind: Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology.
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