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Summary : With an author team equally at home in the classroom, in the lab, or on the bestseller list, Introducing Psychology is a textbook written to keep students turning the pages. It offers expert coverage of psychology’s scientific foundations, but communicates with students in a style that’s anything but that of a typical textbook. The new edition, featuring new coauthor Matt Nock, keeps the level of excitement and engagement high, with quirky and unforgettable examples, and reminders throughout that the human perspectives and the critical thinking skills required to study psychology will serve them well in college and throughout their lives. The new edition also has its own dedicated version of Worth’s thoroughly redesigned online course space LaunchPad and new Data Visualization Activities aimed at building students’ quantitative reasoning skills.
Summary : What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? "Introducing Psychology" answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now. The main "schools" of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.
Summary : This is the textbook only without Launchpad. With an author team equally at home in the classroom, in the lab, or on the bestseller list, this book is written to keep students turning the pages. It offers expert coverage of psychology’s scientific foundations, but communicates with students in a style that’s anything but that of a typical textbook. Introducing Psychology keeps the level of engagement high, with quirky and unforgettable examples, and reminders throughout that the critical thinking skills required to study psychology will serve students well throughout their lives. The fourth edition has been completely retooled for the classroom. For the first time, each chapter section begins with Learning Outcomes to guide students’ learning. These outcomes represent the big picture, so readers come away with more than a collection of facts. The new edition also includes the new 'A World of Difference' feature, which highlights interesting and important research on individual differences such as sex, gender, culture and ethnicity in understanding the breadth of psychology. Introducing Psychology can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.
Summary : This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Offered in digital format or on-demand custom format. Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning. Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the world (social, cultural, and environmental factors) and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.
Summary : -Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle book version for FREE. One of the critical things in life is to understand yourself, and one of the hardest things to do is to know how your mind works. It would require you to read from an external resource rather than sitting down and trying to figure it out by yourself.Your personality is unique, and it would help if you learned how it came to be. We often say that personality is inborn, but other factors too, besides genetics, could have led you to develop the personality you have.You have also heard it said that it is all in mind. Well, "Introducing Psychology "will show you why everything you have and where you are in life is a product of your mind. You will see whether it is possible to adjust or make changes to your character, to ensure that any weaknesses you may have do not stand out. Instead, your strengths should radiate. You will also see how sellers use their knowledge of psychology to get you to purchase their items, in the name of being a smart buyer. The psychology of selling and the psychology of influence and persuasion play a significant role in influencing you to make the decisions that you do.There is also a relatively new area called health psychology, and you will get to see how your mind influences your thinking about how well you are. Hence! Inside, you will find: - The most explicit description of the history of psychology (all events are appropriately written in a chronological order) - The most clear-cut description of various processes that occur in the brain including the cognitive, social, and motivational processes - The most explicit description of the psychology of selling, the psychology of achievement and the psychology of persuasion - An all-inclusive narrative of the best research methods employed in the study and testing of philosophy concepts - A clear description of the applicability of the Arc of Life metaphor into the study and practice of psychology - A vivid description of the link between the mind and the body Do not allow the opportunity to learn about your mind pass you by. Take action now by purchasing this special book today, and begin the movement that will see you take charge of your mind and sift through every thought to ensure that it brings good and not negative results into your life. Understand how the decisions you have made have led you to where you are now, and begin the journey to taking back control of all areas of your life. Add to Cart and Buy Now!
Summary : Examines the history of psychology, describes the main schools of thought, such as psychoanalysis and behaviorism, and introduces key figures, including Freud, Skinner, and Piaget
Summary : Presents an overview of the latest information on various topics in psychology, such as cognition, motivation, learning, memory, and abnormal psychology.
Summary : Most important psychological research is presented in the form of research papers. Students of psychology have long faced the problem of tracking down original research articles, which are generally scattered in hard-to-find journals (where they are usually rendered in tedious academic fashion) or presented in watered-down form in textbooks. In Introducing Psychological Research, Philip Banyard and Andrew Grayson have resolved this dilemma once and for all by providing detailed summaries and background information for sixty-four of the most influential studies in psychology. The collection includes pioneering work by Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo, Henry Tajfel, B.F. Skinner, Niko Tinbergen, Sandra Bem, Carol Gilligan, Sigmund Freud, Albert Bandura, and many others. Among the ground-breaking trials highlighted are Piaget's cognitive approach, the jigsaw technique, the prison simulation, the Robber's Cave, and the Minimal Group Studies.
Summary : Understanding psychological techniques can help you make your relationships happier and more fulfilling. This Practical Guide will help you achieve new and healthier ways of relating by explaining some of the major underlying psychological ‘drivers’ that permeate relationships and identify and work on these unconscious motivating factors to eliminate ‘knee-jerk’ reactions. Filled with straightforward, practical advice, case studies and examples, Introducing Psychology of Relationships will help you understand your relationship and make it more loving and mutually supportive, as well as be better equipped for entering into a new relationship.
Summary : "This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section"--BCcampus website.
Summary : Introducing Psychological Research provides readable and full summaries of over sixty major research studies in psychology. These illustrate the major themes of the subject and the major methodologies that psychologists use. The summaries provide enough detail for readers to make their own evaluation of the quality of the research and the conclusions that can be drawn from it. They are the next best thing to reading the original papers, often written in very dense academic style, and provide a readable and accessible account of some famous psychological studies - warts and all
Summary : This book presents the chapters - Introducing psychology; The method behind the psychology; How psychological research is reported; The core areas and research papers; Cognitive psychology; Social psychology; Developmental psychology; Biological psycholog
Summary : Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsis a refreshingly engaging, and accessible introduction to psychology written specifically to support nurses and other medical and health care professionals, such as Midwives and Care Assistants, in both their studies and in practice. Assumingno previous knowledge, the text emphasizes the importance of understanding the psychological thought and action of patients in order for nursing and healthcare professionals to provide appropriate and satisfactory patient care in practice. The seven chapters cover psychology topics relevant to nursing and health care including the various psychological approaches and how they can be applied, psychology across the lifespan, the psychology of communication, cognitive psychology, the basis of psychological thought and action, and the psychology of stress and pain. In addition to being an ideal introductory text for all pre-registration nursing courses, this book is also suitable for those in practice requiring a refresher or reference text.
Summary : An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to getting what you want in life. Occupational Psychologist Alison Price explores both how successful people think, and how the organizations in which they work foster a culture of success, in this easy-to-read and jargon-free INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE. With numerous real-life case studies, practical strategies to implement and easy-to-remember points to remember and work towards, this book could be your first step on the road to a more successful life.