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Thinking About Psychology : The Science of Mind and Behavior

Thinking About Psychology : The Science of Mind and Behavior - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716754671

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Publisher: Worth Publishers, Inc.
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Thinking About Psychology : The Science of Mind and Behavior - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716754671

Charles Blair-Broeker, David Myers and Randal Ernst

ISBN13: 978-0716754671
ISBN10: 0716754673
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Charlie Blair-Broeker and Randy Ernst are longtime teachers of the high school psychology course and have both worked hard nationally to strengthen psychology instruction at the high school level. David Myers, author of the best-selling college and AP-level texts, has provided invaluable insight and advice, and the latest updates on the field of psychology, throughout the development process. The authors are also working closely with a large group of insightful teacher-reviewers and an experienced editorial team at Worth Publishers.

The authors present rigorous science in a non-threatening way with numerous and immediate examples that will help students bridge the abstract to the familiar. With their extensive teaching and writing experiences, Charles Blair-Broeker and Randy Ernst know how to speak directly to students who are new to psychology. The authors' friendly and accessible writing style, coupled with beautiful illustrations and an extensive supplements and media package, make this book the most compelling high school psychology text available.

This book closely follows the American Psychological Association (APA) National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology, for which both Blair-Broeker and Ernst served as Task Force members.

Modular Format provides ultimate flexibility for teachers.
The 34 modules cover all the key topics in the psychology course but have been written to stand independent from one another. There are no unexplained cross-references in any modules to topics not covered in that module, and there are no knowledge prerequisites for any module--the authors have not assumed that teachers will cover these module in any specific order. This gives teachers the ultimate flexibility to select only the modules they'd like to cover, in any order they like. The modules are grouped under 14 Chapter titles and are organized by the five Domains of the APA National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology.

Helpful In-Module Pedagogy helps students hone critical reading skills.
Each major section begins with a "What's the Point" question that helps students focus on the key points to be addressed in that section. These questions are answered in paragraph form in the end-of-module Review.
A marginal glossary throughout the text defines key terms immediately.

Innovative Box Program helps guide students in developing scientific reasoning skills.
Critical Thinking boxes help students strengthen and refine critical thinking skills.
Psychology is Science boxes challenge students to evaluate evidence and research findings thoughtfully.
Up Close boxes allow students to examine interesting topics in greater depth.

Exceptional End-of-Module Pedagogy help students review what they have read and prepare for exams.
End-of-module Self-Tests help students assess whether they are ready to move on to the next module. These tests contain multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and short answer/essay questions. Answers are provided in the Teacher's Edition.
A page-referenced list of Key Terms and Concepts
A page-referenced list of Key People, with a brief description of each person's contributions to the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

PSYCHOLOGY AND ITS METHODS DOMAIN
Chapter 1: Introduction, History, and Research Methods
Module 1: Introduction, History, Perspectives, and Careers
Module 2: Research Strategies
Module 3: Nature and Nurture in Psychology

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAIN
Chapter 2: Lifespan Development
Module 4: Prenatal and Childhood Development
Module 5: Adolescence
Module 6: Adulthood and Aging

BIOPSYCHOLOGICAL DOMAIN
Chapter 3: Biological Basis of Behavior
Module 7: Neural and Hormonal Systems
Module 8: The Brain
Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Module 9: Sensation
Module 10: Perception
Chapter 5: Motivation and Emotion
Module 11: Motivation
Module 12: Emotion
Chapter 6: Stress and Health
Module 13: Effects of Stress
Module 14: Promoting Wellness

COGNITIVE DOMAIN
Chapter 7: Learning
Module 15: Classical Conditioning
Module 16: Operant Conditioning
Module 17: Observational Learning
Chapter 8: Memory
Module 18: Information Processing
Module 19: Forgetting and Memory Construction
Chapter 9: States of Consciousness
Module 20: Sleep, Dreams, and Body Rhythms
Module 21: Hypnosis
Module 22: Drugs
Chapter 10: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Module 23: Thinking and Language
Module 24: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

CLINICAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL DOMAIN
Chapter 11: Personality and its Assessment
Module 25: Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Perspectives
Module 26: Trait and Social-Cognitive Perspectives
Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
Module 27: Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 28: Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Module 29: Dissociative, Schizophrenic, and Personality Disorders
Chapter 13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Module 30: Psychological Therapies
Module 31: Biomedical Therapies
Chapter 14: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Behavior
Module 32: Social Thinking and Social Influence
Module 33: Social Relations
Module 34: Culture and Gender

Appendix: Psychology's Statistics

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