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Psychology: A Journey, 4th Edition

  • Includes Printed Access Card (6 Months) for CourseMate
  • Dennis Coon
  • John O. Mitterer
  • Patrick Brown
  • Rajesh Malik
  • Sue McKenzie
  • ISBN-10: 0176662537
  • ISBN-13: 9780176662530
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Learning is an adventure—now students can see just how exciting it can be with Psychology: A Journey. In a course where professors are frequently confronted with students who haven't actually read their textbooks, Psychology: A Journey offers a proven and trusted solution: this popular text presents psychology in a way that sparks readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest—getting students "hooked" on psychology and making them eager to read on. Journey’s Canadian edition succeeds at covering not only essential topics at the core of psychology but many others at the cutting edge of current knowledge. The first psychology textbook to integrate the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, and Review) active learning system, Journey helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers.

Features

  • The book continues to cover research that was conducted or is currently in progress in Canada, statistics that are relevant to Canadians, and examples that illustrate the diversity of Canadian cultural experience.

  • The text promotes an interest in human behaviour, including an appreciation of the practical applications of psychology, the richness of human diversity, and the field of positive psychology.

  • The book encourages students to read by weaving narrative threads through every chapter, using intriguing anecdotes and running examples to propel reading and sustain interest, and inviting students to think about ideas and relate them to their own experiences.

  • The text is designed to give students a clear grasp of major concepts by emphasizing the many ways that psychology relates to practical problems in daily life.

  • Psychology in Action sections, found in each chapter, are high-interest discussions that bridge the gap between theory and practical application, spelling out how students can use psychology to solve problems and manage their own behaviour, and allowing them to see the benefits of adopting new ideas.

About the Author

Dennis Coon

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

John O. Mitterer

John O. Mitterer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 25,000 psychology students. Mitterer was the recipient of the 2003 Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2003 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, a 2004 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, and the 2010 Brock University Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. He also held a three-year Brock Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence from 2006 to 2009. He is co-author, with Dennis Coon, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition, and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown studied linguistics at the University of Ottawa and psychology at the University of Waterloo, receiving M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. During a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, at the University of Florida, he studied the influence of brain damage on perception of, and memory for, emotion. He taught for three years at Laurentian University in Sudbury before going to the Department of Psychology at Western University, where he has taught cognition, research methods, and statistics since 1990.

Rajesh Malik

Born and raised in India, Rajesh Malik arrived in Canada at the age of 20. He obtained his doctorate degree in psychology from Concordia University and currently teaches in the Department of Psychology at Dawson College and in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Within the field of psychology, he is particularly interested in the topics of consciousness, hypnosis, and psychological disorders. He and his wife are the proud parents of two children. He is passionate about classical music, reads literature and philosophy with deep interest, derives immense pleasure from taking long walks, and remains a committed vegetarian.

Sue McKenzie

Sue McKenzie received a B.A. from Northwestern University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from McGill. She has been teaching psychology at Dawson College in Montreal since the college opened in 1969. She and her husband, Bob, who recently retired from teaching at Dawson, have three grown children. When not teaching, skiing, or singing in a women’s barbershop chorus, she likes to weave. On a loom.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Psychology of Studying
Chapter 1: Introducing Psychology and Research Methods
Chapter 2: Brain and Behaviour
Chapter 3: Human Development
Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
Chapter 6: Conditioning and Learning
Chapter 7: Memory
Chapter 8: Cognition and Intelligence
Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 10: Personality
Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 12: Health, Stress, and Coping
Chapter 13: Therapies
Chapter 14: Social Behaviour
Appendix Statistics
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

New to this edition

  • Updated coverage, statistics and references include material relating to drug use in Canada, insomnia, psychology and personality change, the HEXACO model of personality, conditioned taste aversions, and the role of classical conditioning in drug dependence.
  • More information on Canadian researchers appears throughout the text—for instance, the work of Kerry Jang, who leads the largest research program involving twins in Canada, in the section on the hereditary aspects of personality.
  • Revisions based on reviewer suggestions include a revised approach to sleep and dreams that addresses the neurocognitive theory, and reorganized discussions of hypnosis and meditation.
  • A new Clinical File feature, “Telling Stories About Ourselves,” about narrative psychology and personality change, appears in Chapter 10.
  • A new Discovering Psychology feature, “Which Personality Are You (and Which Is Best)?” appears in Chapter 10.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate 6-months Instant Access for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662588 | ISBN-13: 9780176662585)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 6-months Printed Access Card for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662626 | ISBN-13: 9780176662622)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176669485 | ISBN-13: 9780176669485)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176669493 | ISBN-13: 9780176669492)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

NETA Enriched Instructor's Resource CD for Psychology: A Journey, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176662707 | ISBN-13: 9780176662707)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD, giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. Resources include a NETA Enriched Instructor's Manual, NETA Test Bank, NETA Presentation PowerPoints, Day One Slides, and an Image Library.

Student Supplements

CourseMate 6-months Instant Access for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662588 | ISBN-13: 9780176662585)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 6-months Printed Access Card for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662626 | ISBN-13: 9780176662622)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176669485 | ISBN-13: 9780176669485)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Coon, Psychology: A Journey, Fourth Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176669493 | ISBN-13: 9780176669492)

NelsonEducation’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among many other tools.