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Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior 14th Edition

Dennis Coon | John O. Mitterer

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition, continues its pioneering integration of the SQ4R learning system -- Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite -- which promotes critical thinking and helps students understand psychology's broad concepts and diverse topics. Content contains active learning tools and examples and presents cutting-edge coverage of the newest research findings. Excellent media resources-including MindTap® Psychology, a personalized online learning experience, make the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and accessible.

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, Brock University

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.
  • 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.
  • Bridges are brief in-text cross-references that connect a topic mentioned in one chapter to further discussion in another chapter. This feature helps students grasp the interconnection of ideas that characterizes contemporary psychology.
  • The text includes a complete chapter on gender and sexuality, which distinguishes it from many other comprehensive introductory psychology texts.
  • Gateway Questions organize the chapter's topics and guide the discussion. The Chapter in Review lists key points for each question/section and reinforces key concepts. Clear numbering at main headings helps connect these parts of the chapters as well as link book and digital content.
  • The book presents material on neuroscience. The chapter on "Brain and Behavior" covers the main topics for introductory psychology, and Brainwaves boxes in other chapters 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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781305401105
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, extensively detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305401129
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions-most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305399396
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.