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Psychology: An Introduction, 11th Edition

by: Benjamin Lahey

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,30.09.11

Category: PSYCHOLOGY Level:

ISBN: 0078035163
ISBN13: 9780078035166

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A contemporary take on a time tested classic. Students will master the central concepts of psychology with the new 11th edition of Psychology from Benjamin Lahey. The 11th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research with an emphasis on Chapters 6 (Consciousness), 10 (Development) 14 (Abnormal) and 16 (Social Psychology). Lahey weaves scholarship based on empirical research throughout the text, ensuring an accurate portrait of contemporary psychology. The text?s student-friendly writing, clear chapter openers, and fresh applications make the material more relevant to students than ever before, and the proven learning system ensures that all students will grasp the concepts presented in the book. Lahey?s hallmark emphasis on diversity and culture remains integrated throughout the text, making this the text for a well rounded introduction to all areas of psychology

Table of Contents

Before You Begin: Study Skills for Success
Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Chapter 3: Biological Foundations in Behavior
Chapter 4: Interplay of Nature and Nurture
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: States of Consciousness
Chapter 7: Basic Principles of Learning
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
Chapter 10: Developmental Psychology
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Stress and Health
Chapter 14: Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 15: Therapies
Chapter 16: Social Psychology
Chapter 17: Psychology Applied to the Environment and to Professions

Proven learning system. Close to a million students have benefited from Lahey?s seamless incorporation of content and pedagogy derived from learning research. Based on the concept that course information is not a disorganized jumble of facts, but that some information "goes with" other information. The text's learning system includes advance organizers, critical thinking questions, nested hierarchical reviews, and visual and verbal organizational cues.
Helps all students understand the concepts being presented, leading to better mastery of material and higher test grades.
Flip through any chapter to see: Advanced Organizers: Chapter Outline and Prologue (untitled); Critical Thinking Questions: Thinking Critically About Psychology; Nested Hierarchical Reviews: Review, Check Your Learning, and Chapter Summary; Visual Organizational Cues: Chapter Summary and within chapters to see use of fonts, formatting, and color; and Verbal Cues to Organization: within the narrative when a concept is related to another concept or subordinate information is introduced.
How does your text help students master difficult concepts in the text? How important is it to you that all of your students come away from the text with an understanding of important concepts in Psychology?
Updated research throughout. Newly incorporated research reflects groundbreaking work on many key topics especially in the States of Consciousness (6), Developmental Psychology (10), Abnormal Behavior (14), and Social Psychology (16) chapters.
How important is current research to you in your classes? Is it important that your text bring in the absolute latest research in psychology?
Updates to new edition in the frontmatter, citations
The text exposes students to the latest in the field, so the professor does not have to supplement herself.
New chapter, Chapter 4: Interplay of Nature and Nurture.
Chapter 4: Interplay of Nature and Nurture allows for a clear and integrated discussion of the interplay of genes and environments (from the biological environment through culture) in the origins of human behavior and mental processes.
How important is the nature-nurture debate in your course? How well do your students understand the scientific basis of psychology?
TOC, Chapter 4
Dynamic PPTs--the latest addition to our instructor toolkit for making professors stars in the classroom. In response to faculty comments on campus, in reviews, and at symposia as well as feedback from observations of Intro classrooms, the Dynamic PowerPoints go beyond the standard book-specific fare. We have raised the bar with more than 80 of these concept-based PowerPoint decks available to adopters of any of our Intro books.
Instructor is able to easily illustrate areas of emphasis visually and within his or her existing PowerPoint presentations, increasing student comprehension.
Which topics/concepts are your least favorite to lecture about in Intro? Which concepts are most difficult for your students to grasp? How often do you use or adapt publisher-provided PowerPoints?
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