Synopses & Reviews
This edition maintains the text's trademark balance of big ideas and supporting detail, breadth and depth, and research and application, all framed by a pedagogical system that effectively guides the student through the key concepts of psychology. Learning goals launch each chapter and serve as the organizing mechanism for the text and supporting materials. Rich applications and current research help students emerge with an understanding of the key concepts, rather than merely providing a collection of details. The updated seventh edition introduces a new multimedia program, a new supplements package, and cutting-edge research.
About the Author
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 theUniversity of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John recieved the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications 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 has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 11th Ed; Life-Span Development, 11th Edition; Adolescence, 12th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 3rd Edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Psychology?
Chapter 2: Psychologys Scientific Methods
Chapter 3: Biological Foundations of Behavior
Chapter 4: Human Development
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: States of Consciousness
Chapter 7: Learning
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Thinking and Language
Chapter 10: Intelligence
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 14: Therapies
Chapter 15: Stress, Coping, and Health
Chapter 16: Social Psychology