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Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R Learning: 2024 Release
Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R Learning: 2024 Release

Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R Learning: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1260718883 | ISBN13: 9781260718881
By Robert Feldman

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No matter what brings students into the introductory psychology course and regardless of their initial motivation, Robert Feldman's Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning is designed to draw them into the field by illustrating how psychology will affect them in their careers— whether they are studying to become a medical assistant, a graphic designer, a police officer, or any other profession. The text integrates a variety of elements that foster students’ understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. Designed specifically for the accelerated introductory course and organized into convenient modules, Psychology and Your Life reflects the diverse population of students who are enrolled in college today, addressing the needs of those who may work full-or-part-time; who may be juggling their education, their families, and their jobs; who may be returning to school in search of an occupational change; or who are in a specific career-oriented program.

Chapter One - Introduction to Psychology
Module 1 Psychologists at Work
Module 2 A Science Evolves
Module 3 Research in Psychology
Module 4 Critical Research Issues


Chapter Two - Neuroscience and Behavior
Module 5 Neurons
Module 6 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System
Module 7 The Brain


Chapter Three - Sensation and Perception
Module 8 Sensing the World Around Us
Module 9 Vision
Module 10 Hearing and the Other Senses
Module 11 Perceptual Organization


Chapter Four - States of Consciousness
Module 12 Sleep and Dreams
Module 13 Hypnosis and Meditation
Module 14 Drug Use


Chapter Five - Learning
Module 15 Classical Conditioning
Module 16 Operant Conditioning
Module 17 Cognitive Approaches to Learning


Chapter Six - Thinking: Memory, Cognition, and Language
Module 18 The Foundations of Memory
Module 19 Recall and Forgetting
Module 20 Thinking, Reasoning, and Problem Solving
Module 21 Language


Chapter Seven - Motivation and Emotion
Module 22 Explaining Motivation
Module 23 Human Needs and Motivation
Module 24 Understanding Emotional Experiences


Chapter Eight - Development
Module 25 Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development
Module 26 Infancy and Childhood
Module 27 Adolescence
Module 28 Adulthood


Chapter Nine - Personality and Individual Differences
Module 29 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Module 30 Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Module 31 Assessing Personality
Module 32 Intelligence


Chapter Ten - Psychological Disorders
Module 33 Normal versus Abnormal
Module 34 The Major Psychological Disorders
Module 35 Psychological Disorders in Perspective


Chapter Eleven - Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Module 36 Psychotherapy
Module 37 Psychotherapy
Module 38 Biomedical Therapy


Chapter Twelve - Social Psychology
Module 39 Attitudes and Social Cognition
Module 40 Social Influence and Groups
Module 41 Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 42 Positive and Negative Social Behavior
Module 43 Stress and Coping
Module 44 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture

About the Author

Robert Feldman

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

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