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Understanding Psychology

Understanding Psychology

Grade Levels: 13 - 17
By Robert Feldman
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
MHID: 1259330354
ISBN 13: 9781259330353

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Key Features

McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital assignment and assessment platform that strengthens the link between faculty, students, and coursework, helping everyone accomplish more in less time. For students, Connect uses innovative, interactive technology to enable a more personalized learning experience that better engages students in course content so they are better prepared, are more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Connect allows instructors to give homework assignments with immediate, automatic feedback, upload recorded class lectures and presentations through Tegrity, and track student progress and concept comprehension through robust reporting tools.

Available within Connect, SmartBook™ is an adaptive learning program designed to help students stay focused and maximize their study time. Based on metacognition, and powered by LearnSmart™, SmartBook’s adaptive capabilities provide with a personalized reading and learning experience that helps them identify the concepts they know, and more importantly, the concepts they don’t know.

Concept Clips help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Using easy-to-understand analogies, visual cues, and stimulating animations, Concept Clips make Psychology meaningful to everyday life.

Interactivities allow students to experience and apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.

Newsflash exercises tie current news stories to key psychological principles and learning objective and assess students on their ability to make the connection between real life and research findings.

Data-driven revision. McGraw-Hill Education authors now have access to student performance data to analyze and to inform their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system that provides students with individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, the specific concepts with which students are having the most difficulty are easily pinpointed through empirical data in the form of a “heat map” report.

Connect Insight™ is a one-of-kind visual analytics dashboard—now available for both instructors and students—that provides at-a-glance information regard¬ing student performance. Designed for mobile devices, Connect Insight travels from office to classroom, available on demand wherever or whenever it’s needed.

Modules within chapters format is manageable for students and flexible for professors who wish to assign complete chapters.

This program has an extensive pedagogical system throughout each module and chapter, guiding students through the material with Key Concept Questions, Prologues, Looking Ahead sections, Running Glossaries, Recap/Evaluate/Rethink segments, and Study Alerts. Feldman designed this pedagogy based on the proven work he has done in Student Success and First Year Experience.

Focus on Diversity. Diversity is woven into the material throughout the program. Each chapter contains at least one Exploring Diversity section devoted to an aspect of racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity.

Optional Modules on Diversity, I/O Psychology, Sustainability, and Forensic Psychology are available for custom solutions through McGraw-Hill Education Create.

From the Perspective of... Every chapter now includes questions to help students connect psychological concepts with career realities. The feature helps students understand how psychology impacts their chosen program of study and answers the "why does psychology matter to me?" question. Examples of some of the career fields include health, technology, criminal justice, and marketing.

Understanding Psychology

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology

MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work

MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future

MODULE 3 Psychology's Key Issues and Controversies

CHAPTER 2 Psychological Research

MODULE 4 The Scientific Method

MODULE 5 Conducting Psychological Research

MODULE 6 Critical Research Issues

CHAPTER 3 Neuroscience and Behavior

MODULE 7 Neurons: the Basic Elements of Behavior

MODULE 8 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System:Communicating Within the Body

MODULE 9 The Brain

CHAPTER 4 Sensation and Perception

MODULE 10 Sensing the World Around Us

MODULE 11 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye

MODULE 12 Hearing and the Other Senses

MODULE 13 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of theWorld

CHAPTER 5 States of Consciousness

MODULE 14 Sleep and Dreams

MODULE 15 Hypnosis and Meditation

MODULE 16 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

CHAPTER 6 Learning

MODULE 17 Classical Conditioning

MODULE 18 Operant Conditioning

MODULE 19 Cognitive Approaches to Learning

CHAPTER 7 Memory

MODULE 20 The Foundations of Memory

MODULE 21 Recalling Long-Term Memories

MODULE 22 Forgetting: When Memory Fails

CHAPTER 8 Cognition and Language

MODULE 23 Thinking and Reasoning

MODULE 24 Problem Solving

MODULE 25 Language

CHAPTER 9 Intelligence

MODULE 26 What Is Intelligence?

MODULE 27 Variations in Intellectual Ability

MODULE 28 Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic andEnvironmental Determinants

CHAPTER 10 Motivation and Emotion

MODULE 29 Explaining Motivation

MODULE 30 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring

MODULE 31 Understanding Emotional Experiences

CHAPTER 11 Sexuality and Gender

MODULE 32 Gender and Sex

MODULE 33 Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life

MODULE 34 The Diversity of Sexual Behavior

CHAPTER 12 Development

MODULE 35 Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue

MODULE 36 Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth

MODULE 37 Infancy and Childhood

MODULE 38 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult

MODULE 39 Adulthood

CHAPTER 13 Personality

MODULE 40 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 41 Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, andHumanistic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 42 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes UsDistinctive

CHAPTER 14 Health Psychology: Stress,Coping, and Well-Being

MODULE 43 Stress and Coping

MODULE 44 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being

MODULE 45 Promoting Health and Wellness

CHAPTER 15 Psychological Disorders

MODULE 46 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction

MODULE 47 The Major Psychological Disorders

MODULE 48 Psychological Disorders in Perspective

CHAPTER 16 Treatment of PsychologicalDisorders

MODULE 49 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and CognitiveApproaches to Treatment

MODULE 50 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and GroupApproaches to Treatment

MODULE 51 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

CHAPTER 17 Social Psychology

MODULE 52 Attitudes and Social Cognition

MODULE 53 Social Influence and Groups

MODULE 54 Prejudice and Discrimination

MODULE 55 Positive and Negative Social Behavior

APPENDIX Going by the Numbers: Statisticsin Psychology

MODULE 56 Descriptive Statistics

MODULE 57 Measures of Variability

MODULE 58 Using Statistics to Answer Questions: InferentialStatistics and Correlation

Modules Available Only with Create

Diversity and Culture

Environmental Psychology and Sustainability

Forensic Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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.