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Psychology (Canadian Edition)

Psychology (Canadian Edition) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070871328

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ISBN13: 978-0070871328
ISBN10: 0070871329
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Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Published: 2001
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Psychology (Canadian Edition) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070871328

John Santrock and John Mitterer

ISBN13: 978-0070871328
ISBN10: 0070871329
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Extensively developed based on exhaustive reviewer feedback, Santrock/Mitterer Psychology, First Canadian Edition is a highly readable, practical and research-oriented introduction to the discipline. Adapted from the U.S. Sixth Edition, Santrock/Mitterer presents psychology within a Canadian context by using examples, statistics and cultural references that students can relate to. The vital research that shapes psychology is maintained in this edition. No other introductory text provides a better balance of research vs. pedagogy, content vs. applications, depth vs. breadth, and theoretical vs. practical information. All of this is presented in clear, understandable prose and in a highly visual design that is pedagogically sound and striking without being distracting.

New Features :

  • New! Psychology presented within a Canadian context - Psychology incorporates a wealth of Canadian data, examples, stories and illustrations in addition to selected prominent Canadian studies.
  • New! Optional chapters available to package with the text - Evolution and Heredity, Gender and Sexuality, The Psychology of Religion, and Applied Psychology
  • New! Images of Psychology and Life at the beginning of each chapter. This feature introduces students to the chapter through captivating images of current events and real-life problems.
  • New! Explorations In Psychology boxed features, interspersed throughout the chapter, smoothly interweave fascinating ideas and issues related to the chapter within the actual content of the text.
  • New! Through the Eyes of Psychologists This feature, which appears several times throughout each chapter, includes photographs of well-known psychologists offering quotes to stimulate further thinking about the content.
  • New! An Interactive e-Source CD-ROM will be available with Santrock/Mitterer. This student resource incorporates Web links, animations, and quizzes, within the text's content on CD-ROM. It is also a flexible tool for students to search and store key book content.
  • Unique feature! Cognitive maps appear 3-5 times per chapter, providing students with a more detailed, visual look at the organization of each chapter. Summary tables (within chapter reviews) occur 3-5 times per chapter and are coordinated with the cognitive maps.
  • New! Weblinks appear throughout the chapter, directing students toward relevant sites on the Internet.
  • New! Taking it to the Net, end-of-chapter Internet exercises that allow students to navigate the Internet for the answer. Also linked to the McGraw-Hill site.
  • New! Psychology Checklists at the end of each chapter provide students with the opportunity to check their knowledge and understanding of the chapter's content.

Author Bio

Santrock, John W. : University of Texas

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.


Mitterer, John :

John Mitterer was awarded his B.A. from the University of Calgary in 1974 and his Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1981. His primary research focus has been the application of technology in education. He has carried out and published basic research and consulted with many companies. He makes extensive use of multimedia in his lectures and has been invited to talk about his approach to lecturing at many conferences. John's research and teaching foci has converged in his multimedia work. He has produced serveral videodiscs and CD-ROMs for first-year introductory psychology courses, and has been Webmaster for the Brock University Psychology Department.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Psychology?
Chapter 2: Psychology's Scientific Methods
Chapter 3: Biological Foundations and Neuroscience
Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
Chapter 6: Learning
Chapter 7: Memory
Chapter 8: Thinking and Language
Chapter 9: Intelligence
Chapter 10: Human Development
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 14: Therapies
Chapter 15: Health Psychology
Chapter 16: Social Psychology
Alternate Chapters (available as shrink-wrapped items)
Applied Psychology
Gender and Sexuality
The Psychology of Religion
Evolution and Heredity

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