Sandra E. Hockenbury, Susan A. Nolan, Don H. Hockenbury

Language: English

Pages: 800

ISBN: 1464108803

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This acclaimed classroom favorite makes the science of psychology (and through that, the process of science itself) come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way, and with coverage of the field’s scientific foundations and advances that is accessible without being oversimplified.

The substantially updated new edition extends the book’s focus on developing scientific literacy in the context of psychology, with new features in print and in the book’s new online course space, LaunchPad. These features are the result of the book’s most dramatic addition—Sandra Hockenbury’s new writing partnership with co-author, Susan Nolan, who shares her belief that the introductory course can help all kinds of students develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy without sacrificing the field’s research core. What's in the LaunchPad

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biography of Key People at the end of each chapter, mentioning again why each person is important. And the Concept Review Answers can be found on the last page of the chapter. Beyond the learning aids in the text, the Psychology Companion Web site, Online Study Center, PsychPortal, and Psych2Go contain multiple review activities. At the companion site, each chapter has two 15-question self-scoring practice quizzes, flashcards for rehearsing key terms, and two interactive crossword puzzles. In

telecourse, titled Psychology: The Human Experience, is based on Psychology, the designated text to accompany the telecourse. Ken Hutchins, Don Hockenbury, and Sandra Hockenbury were members of the Faculty Advisory Committee and were closely involved in the development of the telecourse. The Telecourse Student Guide by Ken Hutchins draws clear connections between the text and the telecourse, helping students to get the most out of the learning experience. The Scientific American Psychology Reader

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