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Introduction to Psychology, 10th Edition

  • James W. Kalat
  • ISBN-10: 1133956602
  • ISBN-13: 9781133956600
  • 640 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Jim Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY takes a "critical thinking" approach to the major theories and concerns of psychology. Kalat's blend of humorous writing style with fun, hands-on "Try It Yourself" activities, gives students an engaging learning experience that gets them involved with even the most intimidating concepts. This proven approach has won the text well-deserved praise from instructors and students alike. By prompting students to ask themselves questions like "How was this conclusion reached?" and "Does the evidence really support it?," Kalat encourages the use of scientific principles that psychologists utilize when attempting to answer questions about human intellect, emotion, and behavior. This approach helps students separate what merely sounds plausible from what is scientifically provable—both in the psychology classroom and beyond it. With the text's carefully crafted content and pedagogy, as well as its supporting learning tools, students are able to see the study of psychology as an endeavor that has relevance to their scholastic and personal lives. The Tenth Edition builds upon the text's reputation for incorporating timely information that draws on the latest research and literature. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • In a new section called "Why Does This Matter to Me?" students are asked to be ever mindful of the link between human behavior and its impact on the environment and their communities. The section asks students to think critically about how the psychological concepts in each chapter have real world significance, and then offers students multimedia links to aid them in steering the course of our future toward more socially responsible and sustainable outcomes.

  • Extensive research updates! For example, an important update on the Milgram research: a partial replication found levels of obedience in today's people not much less than Milgram reported in the early 1960s. Other new research shows we form first impressions amazingly quickly, and in many cases our first impressions are more accurate than one might guess. Though there are many more, a few other new research topics include the importance of physical attraction, racial bias and how to weaken it, and subordinating short-term benefits in favor of long-term goals.

  • Other new real-world research applies to students lives now, enabling students to relate to the information. For instance, the module on attraction now includes a discussion of internet dating. Also, new information shows students some of the tools to happiness: A reanalysis of data indicates that psychologists have been underestimating the impact of wealth. However, an interesting new study also shows that spending money on others increases one's happiness. Another interesting study suggests happiness is contagious: If your friends become happier, you will too, and then your other friends as well. Also, new research indicates sleeplessness interferes with later learning, as well as previous learning.

  • More emphasis on cross-cultural examples. For example, new research on variations in personality across cultures, and across geography within the United States. Other discussions include cultural similarities and differences in recognition of emotional expressions, confiding in others, and sex customs.

  • New examples and activities have been added throughout. For instance, Chapter 14 includes a new "What's the Evidence?" feature on Criminal Profiling, which discusses whether criminal profilers are more effective at profiling perpetrators than college students would be given the same information.

  • The text also has an all new, contemporary design, which allows for easier reading, and includes many new photos, figures, and features.

About the Author

James W. Kalat

JAMES W. KALAT is Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, where he taught Introduction to Psychology and Biological Psychology for 35 years. Born in 1946, he received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University in 1968 and a PhD in psychology in 1971 from the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Paul Rozin. He is also the author of Biological Psychology, 12th edition (Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016), and coauthor with Michelle N. Shiota of Emotion, 2nd edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2012). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Psychology?
2. Scientific Methods in Psychology.
3. Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology.
4. Sensation and Perception.
5. Development.
6. Learning.
7. Memory.
8. Cognition and Language.
9. Intelligence.
10. Consciousness.
11. Motivated Behaviors.
12. Emotions, Stress, and Health.
13. Social Psychology.
14. Personality.
15. Abnormal Psychology: Disorders and Treatment.

New to this edition

  • More than 450 new references are added to reflect the most recent advances in the field.
  • Discussion on genetics and evolution have moved from Chapter 5 (Development) to Chapter 3 (Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology)
  • New topic coverage, including discussion on blindsight, epigenetics, near and far transfer, probabilistic learning, job burnout, and more.
  • Thoroughly updated to include new case studies. For example, Chapter 4 includes discussion on how "hurt feelings" activate the same brain areas as physical pain, and that it is possible to relieve this by taking acetaminophen (Tylenol).
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