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

Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R Learning, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 126004226X | ISBN13: 9781260042269
By Robert Feldman

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Psychology Matters.  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 4e draws students into the field by connecting psychology to their professional and personal lives.  Designed specifically for the accelerated Introductory Psychology course, Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning takes into account 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. 

Preface xxv 
To the Student xli 

Chapter One: Introduction to Psychology 
Module 1 Psychologists at Work 
Module 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future 
Module 3 Research in Psychology 
Module 4 Critical Research Issues 

Chapter Two: Neuroscience and Behavior 
Module 5 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior 
Module 6 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating within the Body 
Module 7 The Brain 

Chapter Three: Sensation and Perception 
Module 8 Sensing the World Around Us 
Module 9 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye 
Module 10 Hearing and the Other Senses 
Module 11 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World 

Chapter Four: States of Consciousness 
Module 12 Sleep and Dreams 
Module 13 Hypnosis and Meditation 
Module 14 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness 

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: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring 
Module 24 Understanding Emotional Experiences 

Chapter Eight: Development 
Module 25 Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development 
Module 26 Infancy and Childhood
Module 27 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult 
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: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive 
Module 32 Intelligence 

Chapter Ten: Psychological Disorders 
Module 33 Normal versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction 
Module 34 The Major Psychological Disorders 
Module 35 Psychological Disorders in Perspective 

Chapter Eleven: Treatment of Psychological Disorders 
Module 36 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment 
Module 37 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment 
Module 38 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

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 

Glossary G-1 
References R-1 
Name Index NI-1 
Subject Index SI-1
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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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