Synopses & Reviews
A psychology text that you'll actually want to read! PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY is guaranteed to spark your curiosity, insight, imagination, and interest. Using the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Relate, and Review) active learning system to help you study smarter, Coon leads you to an understanding of major concepts as well as how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Each chapter of this book takes you into a different realm of psychology, such as personality, abnormal behavior, memory, consciousness, and human development. Each realm is complex and fascinating, with many pathways, landmarks, and detours to discover. Take the journey and find yourself becoming actively involved with the material as you develop a basic understanding of psychology that will help you succeed in this course and enrich your life.
The shortest, most succinct of the books written by Dennis Coon, PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY presents psychology in a way that sparks readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest-getting students "hooked" on psychology and eager to read on. The first author to integrate the proven SQ4R (survey, question, read, recite, relate, and review) active learning system into a psychology textbook, Coon helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers.
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About the Author
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 BA in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his PhD in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, ELEVENTH EDITION (Wadsworth, 2009) and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, THIRD EDITION (Wadsworth, 2008).John O. Mitterer holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 20,000 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, and the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Psychology and Research Methods. 2. Brain and Behavior. 3. Human Development. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. States of Consciousness. 6. Conditioning and Learning. 7. Memory. 8. Cognition, Intelligence, and Creativity. 9. Motivation and Emotion. 10. Personality. 11. Health, Stress, and Coping. 12. Psychological Disorders. 13. Therapies. 14. Social Behavior. Appendix-Statistics.