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Understanding Psychology

Understanding Psychology - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205845965

Cover of Understanding Psychology 10TH 13 (ISBN 978-0205845965)
ISBN13: 978-0205845965
ISBN10: 0205845967

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2013
International: No

List price: $166.00

Understanding Psychology - 10TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205845965

Charles G. Morris

ISBN13: 978-0205845965
ISBN10: 0205845967

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Continuing Attention to Enduring Issues in Psychology

Understanding Psychology, 10th edition highlights the enduring issues that cut across and unite all subfields of psychology- Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body- to show students the surprising unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology.

This 14-chapter program presents a scientific, accurate, and current overview of the fundamental concepts of psychology in a clear and accessible language, with significant emphasis on applications of psychology. It is current without being trendy.

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here's how:

  • Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking Five enduring themes are woven throughout the text to help students connect ideas across chapters, while critical thinking questions within chapters push students to a deeper understanding of the material.
  • Engage Students Applying Psychology exercises in each chapter allow students to connect what they have learned to real-life problems and situations, such as how to use the principles of psychology to tackle environmental conservation.
  • Explore Research This introductory book references relevant research reflecting how psychology is both rapidly evolving and remaining the same. Using the Experiment's Tool in the new MyPsychLab, students participate in classic experiment simulations to experience the research process firsthand.

Author Bio

Charles G. Morris Charles G. (Tony) Morris received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan in 1965 as Assistant Professor of Psychology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1971 and Professor in 1987. He served as Associate Dean in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and as Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology. Upon his retirement in 2002, he was appointed Emeritus Professor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

He is the author of more than two dozen books, more than a dozen articles, and more than thirty papers and presentations. His books include Psychology: An Introduction, Psychology the Core, Understanding Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, and Contemporary Psychology and Effective Behavior.

His early research centered on leadership, group interaction, and group problem solving. More recently, his publications and presentations have focused on various aspects of undergraduate education, on contemporary views of leadership, and on the "Big 5" personality traits.

Albert A. Maisto The Carnegie Foundation's U.S. Professor of the Year for 1997-1998, Albert A. Maisto is the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor for Teaching at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is also Associate Dean for the Honors College. Maisto earned both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Psychology from The University of Alabama, with an emphasis in Mental Retardation and Applied Cognitive Development. While at UNC-Charlotte, Professor Maisto has held several positions including Coordinator of the Undergraduate Psychology Program, Faculty President, and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Earlier in his career he served as a visiting Professor to The University of Nottingham in England, and he spent two years on the faculty of The University of Connecticut. Throughout his career Dr. Maisto has distinguished himself as an exemplary instructor of general psychology winning the prestigious Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.

Maisto's portfolio includes dozens of published articles in refereed journals, professional papers, and a successful series of Introductory Psychology textbooks published by Pearson Education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 The Science of Psychology 1
2 Physiology and Behavior 34
3 Sensation and Perception 78
4 States of Consciousness 136
5 Learning 184
6 Memory 228
7 Cognition and Mental Abilities 266
8 Development Across the Life Span 348
9 Motivation and Emotion 362
10 Personality 406
11 Stress and Adjustment 446
12 Abnormal Behavior 480
13 Therapies 522
14 Social Psychology 558
Appendix A 599