Psychology and Life: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Richard J. Gerrig  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
20
Language
English
Total pages
590
Pub.-date
August 2013
ISBN13
9781292021621
ISBN
1292021624
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Description

Bringing Psychological Research to Life

 

Psychology and Life, 20th edition provides the perfect balance of science and accessibility so that students can understand research and its application to daily life.

 

Richard Gerrig combines classic and cutting-edge research studies with an engaging and student friendly writing style. When paired with the new Pearson Experiments Tool and MyPsychLab, this new edition truly brings psychological research to life.

 

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 - Critical thinking questions integrated throughout the text, and end-of-chapter review materials help readers move from memorizing to applying concepts and building critical thinking skills.
  • Engage Students - The new design of the 20th edition creates a fresh look while integrating relevant experiments so that students can get "hands on" with psychology.
  • Explore Research - Richard Gerrig features over a hundred classic and cutting-edge research studies throughout the text, one third of which are new to this edition.
  • Support Instructors - This program provide instructors with unbeatable resources, including state-of-the art Interactive PowerPoints embedded with videos, the New MyPsychLab Video Series, an easy to use Instructor's Manual, a class tested Test Bank with item analysis data, an online test generator (MyTest) and the new MyPsychLab.

Features

BRINGING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH TO LIFE

  • New and updated "Psychology in Your Life" feature highlights why knowing about psychology is directly relevant to the decisions students make every day. (ex. p. 61)

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYPSYCHLAB

  • 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.
  • The Pearson eText allows students to access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to their iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, arranges content from less complex thinking—like remembering and understanding—to more complex critical thinking—like applying and analyzing. This layered approach promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • The New Experiments Tool, found in MyPsychLab, allows students to experience psychology through online experiments that reinforce class lessons and textbook content.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  •  New and updated "Critical Thinking in Your Life" features invite critical thinking and open the door for students to ask more questions. (ex. p. 76)
  • Strong pedagogy guides students through each chapter
    • Updated "Stop and Review" questions end every major section and provide students with though-provoking questions to test how well they know the material before moving on. (ex. p. 53)
    • "Recapping Main Points" at the end of every chapter summarize the chapter content and are organized according to major section headings. (ex. p. 76)
    • "Practice test" concludes each chapter with 15 multiple choice questions based on the material in the chapter and feature boxes. The tests also provides three essay questions. (ex. p. 78)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  •  Engaging writing style makes complex concepts clear and interesting for students
  • A new, fresh design helps to capture student interest.

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • New research study call-outs highlight fascinating examples of psychological research for students. (ex. p. 62)
  • New Pearson Experiments Tool found in MyPsychLab is integrated throughout the text, highlighting relevant experiments for students to experience. (ex. p. 72)
  • 560 new references introduce students to the most current research. (ex. p. 68)

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  •  Quality Test Bank: The Test Item File includes three banks of questions - the primary bank of questions (over 2800 items), a secondary bank of questions (over 1500 questions) and a third bank of questions pulled from the practice tests in the text (over 500 questions). A key feature for the test bank is the inclusion of rationales for the correct answer and a key distracter in the multiple choice questions. The rationale help instructors evaluate the questions they are choosing for their tests and assess their quality. Instructors have the option to use the rationales as an answer key for their students. Questions include item analysis based on extensive class testing-something rarely found in other test banks and a key indicator for you of the quality of the questions in the bank.
  • Pearson MyTest a powerful assessment generation program that helps instructors easily creates and prints quizzes and exams. Questions and tests can be authored online, allowing instructors ultimate flexibility and the ability to efficiently manage assessments anytime, anywhere.
  • Revised most robust PowerPoint slide collection on the market-include simulations, activities, embedded video, and a highly visual presentation of the chapter material. The Slides come with a guided walk through on best practices for using the slides, instructor notes and ready to use student handouts. A secondary set of PowerPoints provide a more "traditional" presentation of the chapter material.
  • Instructor's Resource Manual (IRM) includes Lecture Guides for each chapter-using the chapter outlines to integrate the suggested lecture discussions, activities and other resources directly into the appropriate sections. In addition the Lecture Guides include brief notes synthesizing the key information for the section. The IRM includes hyperlinks to easily jump to the section/page for review.
  • 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.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

New to this Edition

Overview of Changes

 

BRINGING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH TO LIFE

  • New and updated "Psychology in Your Life" feature highlights why knowing about psychology is directly relevant to the decisions students make every day. (ex. p. 61)

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYPSYCHLAB

  • 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.
  • The Pearson eText allows students to access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want–including listening online or downloading to their iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, arranges content from less complex thinking–like remembering and understanding–to more complex critical thinking–like applying and analyzing. This layered approach promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early–and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • The New Experiments Tool, found in MyPsychLab, allows students to experience psychology through online experiments that reinforce class lessons and textbook content.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Updated and new “Critical Thinking in Your Life” features invite critical thinking and open the door for students to ask more questions. (ex. p. 76)
  • Updated “Stop and Review” questions end every major section and provide students with thought-provoking questions to test how well they know the material before moving on. (ex. p. 53)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Anew, fresh design helps to capture student interest.

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • New research study call-outs highlight fascinating examples of psychological research for students. (ex. p. 62)
  • New Pearson Experiments Tool in MyPsychLab is integrated throughout the text, highlighting relevant experiments for students to explore. (ex. p. 72)
  • 560 new references introduce students to the most current research. (ex. p. 68)

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Quality Test Bank: The Test Item File includes three banks of questions—the primary bank of questions (over 2800 items), a secondary bank of questions (over 1500 questions) and a third bank of questions pulled from the practice tests in the text (over 500 questions). A key feature for the test bank is the inclusion of rationales for the correct answer and a key distracter in the multiple choice questions. The rationales help instructors evaluate the questions they are choosing for their tests and assess their quality. Instructors have the option to use the rationales as an answer key for their students. Questions include item analysis based on extensive class testing—something rarely found in other test banks and a key indicator for you of the quality of the questions in the bank.
  • Pearson MyTest a powerful assessment generation program that helps instructors easily creates and prints quizzes and exams. Questions and tests can be authored online, allowing instructors ultimate flexibility and the ability to efficiently manage assessments anytime, anywhere.
  • Revised most robust PowerPoint slide collection on the market—include simulations, activities, embedded video, and a highly visual presentation of the chapter material  The slides come with a guided walk through on best practices for using the slides, instructor notes and ready to use student handouts. A secondary set of PowerPoints provide a more “traditional” presentation of the chapter material.
  • Instructor’s Resource Manual (IRM) includes Lecture Guides for each chapter—using the chapter outlines to integrate the suggested lecture discussions, activities and other resources directly into the appropriate sections. In addition the Lecture Guides include brief notes synthesizing the key information for that section. The IRM includes hyperlinks, to easily jump to the section/page for review.
  • With 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.
  • New Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • New MyPsychLab Video Series - This new video series offers the most current and cutting-edge introductory psychology video content. These exclusive half-hour videos take the viewer into today’s research laboratories, inside the body and brain, and onto the street to experience real-world applications.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1:   Psychology And Life
Chapter 2:   Research Methods In Psychology
Statistical Supplement
Chapter 3:   The Biological And Evolutionary Bases Of Behavior
Chapter 4:   Sensation And Perception
Chapter 5:   Mind, Consciousness, And Alternate States
Chapter 6:   Learning And Behavior Analysis
Chapter 7:   Memory
Chapter 8:   Cognitive Processes
Chapter 9:   Intelligence And Intelligence Assessment
Chapter 10: Human Development Across The Life Span
Chapter 11: Motivation
Chapter 12: Emotion, Stress, And Health
Chapter 13: Understanding Human Personality

Chapter 14: Social Psychology
Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 16: Therapies For Psychological Disorders