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Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition

  • Jeffrey S. Nevid
  • ISBN-10: 1111835497
  • ISBN-13: 9781111835491
  • 768 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, Fourth Edition, offers a concept-based approach supported by a unique pedagogical framework. Author Jeff Nevid provides a broad view of psychology that includes history, major theories, research methods, and important research findings as well as applications of contemporary research to the problems and challenges faced in everyday life. Nevid developed the effective teaching devices in this text based on a comprehensive system derived from research on learning and memory as well as his own research on textbook pedagogy. The text's successful modular format organizes each chapter into manageable instructional units that help students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. The material also incorporates four goals that Nevid refers to as the "Four E's of Effective Learning": Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. In the Fourth Edition, Nevid employs a new IDEA Model™ of Course Assessment--unique to this text--which maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. Executed throughout each chapter, the model presents learning objectives that are expressed in the form of active learning verbs, and linked to measurable learning outcomes. The model is integrated with the test-item file, making it easy for instructors to select items measuring these particular outcomes.

Features

  • The "Brain Loves a Puzzle" feature poses an intriguing question to encourage students to read further into the chapter to find the answer.

  • Concept Links highlighting connections among key concepts across chapters are integrated into the margins, enabling students to see how these concepts are applied in different areas of psychology.

  • Annotated text figures represent, in schematic form, the sequential relationships among concepts.

  • A chapter-opening list of "Did You Know That" questions stimulates student thinking and previews many of the issues to be discussed in the chapter modules. Some questions debunk common myths and misconceptions, whereas others highlight interesting historical features or bring recent research developments into sharper focus.

  • Key concepts, not just key terms, are highlighted in the margins for easy reference, helping students extract main points from the narrative. Concept signaling is the result of Jeff Nevid's research, which shows that students are better able to grasp key concepts when they are called out in the text.

  • Concept Charts--built-in study charts that offer "see-at-a-glance" summaries of key concepts--reinforce text discussions.

  • The final module in each chapter illustrates how psychologists apply the knowledge they have gained from their research studies to real-life problems. Students also see how they can apply the concepts in the chapter to their own lives. Examples include "Psychology and Pain Management" (Chapter 3), "Putting Reinforcement into Practice" (Chapter 5), "Becoming a Creative Problem Solver" (Chapter 7), and "Taking the Distress Out of Stress" (Chapter 12).

  • Thinking Critically About Psychology sections at the end of each chapter provide students with opportunities to sharpen their critical thinking skills by answering questions, analyzing problems, and evaluating claims relevant to chapter content.

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Nevid

Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2), he has conducted research in many areas, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, personality assessment, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development and the teaching of psychology. He also is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses. In addition to over 200 research publications and professional presentations, Dr. Nevid is the author or co-author of more than a dozen textbooks and other books in psychology and related fields, many in multiple editions. His research publications have appeared in such journals as HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT, JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, BEHAVIOR THERAPY, PSYCHOLOGY AND MARKETING, PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY, SEX ROLES and JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. Dr. Nevid also served on the editorial boards of the journals HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY and PSYCHOLOGY AND MARKETING and as associate editor of the JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University.

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Psychology.
2. Biological Foundations of Behavior.
3. Sensation and Perception.
4. Consciousness.
5. Learning.
6. Memory.
7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
8. Motivation and Emotion.
9. Child Development.
10. Adolescence and Adult Development.
11. Gender and Sexuality.
12. Psychology and Health.
13. Personality.
14. Social Psychology.
15. Psychological Disorders.
16. Methods of Therapy.
Appendix A: Sample Answers to Thinking Critically Questions.
Appendix B: Statistics in Psychology.

New to this edition

  • A new IDEA Model™ of Course Assessment--unique to this text--maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. The model is based on an acronym, IDEA: "Identify" key figures in the history of psychology, parts of nervous system, etc.; "Define or Describe" key concepts and key features of major psychological theories; "Evaluate or Explain" underlying processes and mechanisms of behavior and mental processes; and "Apply" psychological concepts to examples.
  • The IDEA Model is executed throughout each chapter, beginning with a listing of learning objectives that are formulated with active learning verbs and linked to measurable learning outcomes. The model is integrated with the test-item file, allowing instructors to select items measuring these particular outcomes--to Identify, Define or Describe, Evaluate or Explain, and Apply knowledge.
  • A new Slice of Life feature illustrates how psychology concepts apply in daily life. Students will relate to these very brief anecdotes, which personalize and humanize the subject matter, and are integrated within the narrative text and identified by a marginal icon.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research findings. Updates include research evidence showing how physical warmth affects judgments of interpersonal warmth, how men tend to be rated as more attractive when they were wear the color red, how a wandering mind is not a happy mind, and new research on distracted driving, memory formation, and use of new technology, similar to "tweets," to monitor symptoms of people with psychological disorders, as well as many others.
  • Chapter 14, "Social Psychology," now appears directly after Chapter 13, "Personality," based on the model that the study of social influences on behavior should directly follow material on individual differences in behavior.

Supplements

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

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This test bank contains over 2,000 multiple-choice and essay questions written at both the chapter and the module level. Each chapter contains a total of 150 questions per chapter (145 multiple-choice items and 5 essay questions). To facilitate exam creation, the questions are labeled by type (factual, conceptual, applied), learning objective, module reference number, and page reference. The Test Bank links questions to the IDEA Model™ of Course Assessment--unique to this text--which maps specific learning goals (tied to APA goals) to measurable skills students acquire in their first exposure to psychology. This integration allows instructors to select items measuring the particular outcomes as defined by the model--to Identify, Define or Describe, Evaluate or Explain, and Apply knowledge.

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ABC DVD: Introductory Psychology, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0495503061 | ISBN-13: 9780495503064)

ABC Videos feature short, high-interest clips from current news events as well as historic raw footage going back 40 years. Perfect for discussion starters or to enrich your lectures and spark interest in the material in the text, these brief videos provide students with a new lens through which to view the past and present, one that will greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of significant events and open up to them new dimensions in learning. Clips are drawn from such programs as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Nightline, as well as numerous ABC News specials and material from the Associated Press Television News and British Movietone News collections.

ABC DVD: Introductory Psychology, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 049559637X | ISBN-13: 9780495596370)

ABC Videos feature short, high-interest clips from current news events as well as historic raw footage going back 40 years. Perfect for discussion starters or to enrich your lectures and spark interest in the material in the text, these brief videos provide students with a new lens through which to view the past and present, one that will greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of significant events and open up to them new dimensions in learning. Clips are drawn from such programs as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Nightline, as well as numerous ABC News specials and material from the Associated Press Television News and British Movietone News collections.

Research in Action DVD Volume i, 1st Edition 2008  (ISBN-10: 0495595209 | ISBN-13: 9780495595205)

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Research in Action DVD Volume ii, 1st Edition 2010  (ISBN-10: 0495598135 | ISBN-13: 9780495598138)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research – not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

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Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway with Virtual Psychology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133490999 | ISBN-13: 9781133490999)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway and Virtual Psychology Labs, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133590519 | ISBN-13: 9781133590514)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133586465 | ISBN-13: 9781133586463)

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Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)

Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.

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