Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior

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Cengage Learning, Dec 29, 2008 - Psychology - 800 pages
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Co-written by an author who garners more accolades and rave reviews from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, TWELFTH EDITION attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The Twelfth Edition's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools -- together with the book's example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and excellent media resources -- ensure that students find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible.
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Contents

The Psychology of Studying
1
Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
11
Brain and Behavior
47
Human Development
78
Sensation and Reality
118
Perceiving the World
149
States of Consciousness
181
Conditioning and Learning
218
Health Stress and Coping
425
Psychological Disorders
459
Therapies
495
Social Thinking and Social Influence
529
Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior
556
Applied Psychology
584
Behavioral Statistics
612
Glossary
623

Memory
251
Cognition Language Creativity and Intelligence
283
Motivation and Emotion
319
Gender and Sexuality
357
Personality
388

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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, 13th 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, 13th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

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