Psychology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Saundra K. Ciccarelli / J. Noland White  
Publisher
Pearson
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
848
Pub.-date
July 2020
ISBN13
9781292353548
ISBN
1292353546
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Description

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

For courses in Introductory Psychology

The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available
Throughout Psychology, Saundra Ciccarelli and J. Noland White employ a learner-centered, assessment-driven approach that maximizes student engagement, and helps educators keep students on track. The authors draw readers into the discipline by showing how psychology relates to students’ own lives. Clear learning objectives, based on the recommended APA undergraduate learning outcomes, guide learners through the material. And assessment tied to these learning objectives lets students check their understanding, while allowing instructors to monitor class progress and intervene when necessary to bolster student performance.

Features

A learner-centered approach engages students deeply in the study of psychology

  • An engaging writing style helps awakens students’ curiosity and energizes their desire to learn about psychology.
  • Comprehensive coverage of key research enables students to achieve a thorough understanding of the discipline, top to bottom.
  • A hands-on approach, with various in-text activities, gets students learning actively, so they’ll master psychological concepts more readily.
  • Updated - Thoroughly revised Applying Psychology to Everyday Life features show how psychological concepts are relevant to students’ experiences in daily life.
  • New - Coverage of the latest developments in psychology ensures an up-to-date learning experience. The 6th Edition has been updated to include:
    • New research on SSRIs and the link between serotonin and various disorders
    • A revised discussion of why eyewitness testimony can be unreliable
    • Information about recent viral outbreaks around the world that are partly a result of the anti-vaccination movement
    • Updated research on the genetic factors that influence neuroscience and therefore BMI
    • Coverage of Type D personality, which is characterized by distress, negative emotions, and social inhibition
    • More information on social identity theory and how it relates to aggression and altruism
    • Expanded discussion of the genetic influences on the development of schizophrenia


A greater emphasis on APA learning goals helps students master the skills they need to succeed

  • In writing Psychology, the authors have used the American Psychological Association (APA) goals and assessment recommendations as guidelines for structuring content and integrating the teaching and homework materials. By focusing on core competencies and successful methods of assessment, the authors strive to best enhance learning and facilitate successful learning outcomes.
  • Based on APA recommendations, each chapter is structured around detailed learning objectives. All of the instructor and student resources are also organized around these objectives, making the text and resources a fully integrated system of study. The flexibility of these resources allows instructors to choose which learning objectives are important in their courses as well as which content they want their students to focus on.
  • Updated - The introductory chapter, Psychology in Action, has been restructured around eight modules that address many of the APA learning goals for the undergraduate psychology major.
  • Critical thinking features in each chapter reinforce scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills, supporting APA Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking.

New to this Edition

A learner-centered approach engages students deeply in the study of psychology

  • Updated - Thoroughly revised Applying Psychology to Everyday Life features show how psychological concepts are relevant to students’ experiences in daily life.
  • Coverage of the latest developments in psychology ensures an up-to-date learning experience. The 6th Edition has been updated to include:
    • New research on SSRIs and the link between serotonin and various disorders
    • A revised discussion of why eyewitness testimony can be unreliable
    • Information about recent viral outbreaks around the world that are partly a result of the anti-vaccination movement
    • Updated research on the genetic factors that influence neuroscience and therefore BMI
    • Coverage of Type D personality, which is characterized by distress, negative emotions, and social inhibition
    • More information on social identity theory and how it relates to aggression and altruism
    • Expanded discussion of the genetic influences on the development of schizophrenia

Table of Contents

Psychology in Action: Secrets for Surviving College and Improving Your Grades
1. The Science of Psychology
2. The Biological Perspective
3. Sensation and Perception
4. Consciousness
5. Learning
6. Memory
7. Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
8. Development Across the Life Span
9. Motivation and Emotion
10. Sexuality and Gender
11. Stress and Health
12. Social Psychology
13. Theories of Personality
14. Psychological Disorders
15. Psychological Therapies
Appendix A: Statistics in Psychology
Appendix B: Applied Psychology and Psychology Careers