Psychology: Perspectives and Connections https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0077861876.jpeg 3 2015 9780077861872 Challenging Assumptions. Just because we “think” something doesn’t make it true. Feist’s accessible approach to science helps students challenge their assumptions, understand research, and recognize that in Psychology, it’s not all black and white. Virtually all students enter Introductory Psychology with preconceived notions—many of them incorrect. Psychology: Perspectives and Connections is designed to move students beyond what may seem obvious to them, to have them reevaluate the thoughts and beliefs they bring to the course. Feist & Rosenberg challenge students: Don’t believe everything you think! Students are encouraged to think critically and question preconceived notions, putting their ideas—and the ideas of others—to the test and understand that no one perspective tells the whole story.
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Psychology: Perspectives and Connections

Psychology: Perspectives and Connections, 3rd Edition

ISBN10: 0077861876 | ISBN13: 9780077861872
By Gregory Feist, Erika Rosenberg

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Challenging Assumptions. Just because we “think” something doesn’t make it true. Feist’s accessible approach to science helps students challenge their assumptions, understand research, and recognize that in Psychology, it’s not all black and white. Virtually all students enter Introductory Psychology with preconceived notions—many of them incorrect. Psychology: Perspectives and Connections is designed to move students beyond what may seem obvious to them, to have them reevaluate the thoughts and beliefs they bring to the course. Feist & Rosenberg challenge students: Don’t believe everything you think! Students are encouraged to think critically and question preconceived notions, putting their ideas—and the ideas of others—to the test and understand that no one perspective tells the whole story.

1 Introduction to Psychology

2 Conducting Research in Psychology

3 The Biology of Behavior

4 Sensing and Perceiving Our World

5 Human Development

6 Consciousness

7 Memory

8 Learning

9 Language and Thought

10 Intelligence, Problem Solving, and Creativity

11 Motivation and Emotion

12 Stress and Health

13 Personality: The Uniqueness of the Individual

14 Social Behavior

15 Psychological Disorders

16 Treatment of Psychological Disorders

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About the Author

Gregory Feist

Gregory Feist (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Psychology in Adult Development at San Jose State University. Dr. Feist is widely published in the psychology of creativity, the psychology of science, and the development of scientific talent. One of his major goals is establishing the psychology of science as a healthy and independent study of science, along the lines of the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. His teaching efforts have been recognized by outstanding teaching awards at both the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Berkeley.

Erika Rosenberg

Erika Rosenberg (Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco) served on the faculties at the University of Delaware and the College of William and Mary and currently is a researcher at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosenberg is an emotions researcher, health psychologist, and teacher of meditation. Her research on emotion has examined how feelings are revealed in facial expressions, how social factors influence emotional signals, and how anger affects cardiovascular health. Her current research interests include collaborative studies that integrate Western psychology with Buddhist practices for improving emotional and cognitive functioning.

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