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Introduction to Psychology

Dennis Coon, John Mitterer and Tanya Martini


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Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, this text integrates a proven system for reflective learning: Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review and Recite. By following these steps for efficient studying, you can master Psychology's concepts and explore its diversity of topics that are relevant to today's world. Active learning tools are interspersed with examples and anecdotes in a conversational style, along with coverage of the field's newest research findings. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 15th Edition.

Author Biography

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. 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 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. Tanya Martini obtained her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Toronto and is a professor in the psychology department at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. In addition to introductory psychology, she also teaches research methods and a capstone course designed to facilitate graduating students' understanding of career-related skills. She has been awarded the Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award and she currently holds the Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Martini's research explores skill-based learning outcomes in post-secondary education, and her most recent work has investigated students' views concerning skill-based learning across their degree program. She has a particular interest in students' ability to articulate the competencies that underlie skills such as critical thinking and collaboration, and their ability to recognize how university assignments foster transferable skills that are of interest to employers.

Table of Contents

  1. Psychology, Critical Thinking, and Science.
  2. Brain and Behavior.
  3. Human Development.
  4. Sensation and Perception.
  5. States of Consciousness.
  6. Conditioning and Learning.
  7. Memory.
  8. Cognition, Language, and Creativity.
  9. Intelligence.
  10. Motivation and Emotion.
  11. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
  12. Personality.
  13. Health, Stress, and Coping.
  14. Psychological Disorders.
  15. Therapies.
  16. Social Thinking and Social Influence.
  17. Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior.
  18. Applied Psychology. Appendix: Behavioral Statistics. References. Name Index. Subject Index/Glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-10
1337565695
ISBN-13
9781337565691
Format
Hardcover
Author
Dennis Coon, John Mitterer, Tanya Martini
Pages
736
Language
English
Edition
15th
Subtitle
Gateways to Mind and Behavior
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Cengage Learning, Inc
Year
2017
Publication Date
2017-10-09