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Psychology, 6th Edition

  • James S. Nairne
  • ISBN-10: 1111831017
  • ISBN-13: 9781111831011
  • 672 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2004, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Psychology is for a reason—and one insightful book spells out all the "whys." Using a practical problem-solving approach, James S. Nairne's best-selling PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition, focuses on the functions that psychological processes serve before introducing what they are and how they work as well as the application of cognitive science principles to studying and learning. This practical, real-world approach gives students the "why" before delving into the details of "what," "how," and "where." Instead of having to memorize abstract topics, students learn the function and purpose of psychology and how it applies to them--now and in the future. Each chapter is organized around a set of topics that focuses the discussion on the relevance of the material, and then demonstrates that we think and act for adaptive reasons. When students view behavior as the product of real-world problem-solving situations, psychology begins to make sense. Students are engaged as they see the connection between everyday situations and their psychological solutions--and relate material to what they already know from their own experiences. Emphasizing critical thinking and active learning, PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition, teaches students how to use psychology to solve problems in their own everyday lives. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • Study tools include Learning Goals at the beginning of major sections to help students focus on key issues as they read, and Test Yourself review questions that allow students to check their understanding as they progress through the material. In addition, Concept Review boxes appear regularly throughout the text to reinforce important points.

  • A real-world emphasis is reflected in abundant applications and examples integrated throughout the text. In addition, each chapter opens with a "What's It For" preview that explains how and why each psychological process is important in readers' lives, and concludes with a "Psychology for a Reason" feature.

  • "Practical Solutions" features in each chapter relate psychology-based solutions to real-life problems, helping students apply chapter concepts to their own lives as they sharpen their problem-solving skills.

  • An "Active Summary" section at the end of each chapter asks students to write in key words to complete summary statements about important ideas and information presented in the chapter.

  • Students have myriad opportunities to develop critical-thinking skills with more than 100 thought-provoking questions included in the margins throughout the text. These questions can also be used to prompt lively classroom discussion and debate.

About the Author

James S. Nairne

James S. Nairne is the winner of the 2001 Charles P. Murphy award, a lifetime teaching award at Purdue University, which at the time had not been awarded to a psychologist for over 30 years. This award reflects Nairne's record of success as a committed teacher and researcher, including the receipt of Purdue's highest teaching award as well as numerous teaching awards from the psychology department and the School of Liberal Arts. Professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University in Indiana, Nairne received his undergraduate degree at UC-Berkeley and his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. He delivered the 2000 G. Stanley Hall address at the APA. He's an active researcher in cognitive psychology, specializing in human memory, and has published dozens of articles in professional journals. He is associate editor for Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, a past associate editor of the Journal of Human Memory and Language, and has served on numerous editorial boards.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Psychology.
2. The Tools of Psychological Research.
3. Biological Processes.
4. Human Development.
5. Sensation and Perception.
6. Consciousness.
7. Learning From Experience.
8. Memory.
9. Language and Thought.
10. Intelligence.
11. Motivation and Emotion.
12. Personality.
13. Social Psychology.
14. Psychological Disorders.
15. Therapy.
16. Stress and Health.

New to this edition

  • NEW pedagogical features that concentrate on the application of cognitive science principles to studying and learning have been integrated into the 6th edition to highlight the important role that retrieval plays in learning and its implications for how to study.
  • "Recall-Monitor-Recall," a new pedagogical feature at the end of each section, is designed to improve comprehension and retention by encouraging students to practice retrieval.
  • New "Practical Solutions," which illustrate the real-world relevance and application of psychology in students' lives, have been added on such topics as "Want to Do Well on the Test? Test Yourself!" and "Mirror Neurons: Solving the Other-Mind Problem."
  • Coverage on DSM and psychological disorders throughout the text has been revised to be consistent with the new DSM-5.
  • New and expanded topic coverage includes updated discussions on the "Sybil" case, achievement motivation and Maslow's hierarchy of needs, implicit versus explicit prejudice, eating disorders, decision-making heuristics, magnetic seizure therapy, facial expressions and emotion, and many other topics.

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

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285418530 | ISBN-13: 9781285418537)

PowerLecture™ instructor resources are a collection of book-specific lecture and class tools on either CD or DVD. The fastest and easiest way to build customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture includes chapter-specific PowerPoint® presentations, images, animations and video, the Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, useful web links, and more. You'll also find ExamView®, which allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes using items from the Test Bank in computerized format.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285418735 | ISBN-13: 9781285418735)

Attention CourseMate user: Cengage support for existing users of CourseMate will end of 8/1.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Psychology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285588649 | ISBN-13: 9781285588643)

This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap Psychology resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Psychology Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285590554 | ISBN-13: 9781285590554)

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Psychology Instant Access for Nairne's Psychology, 6th is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

eBook  (ISBN-10: 1285469445 | ISBN-13: 9781285469447)
MindTap Psychology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Nairne's Psychology  (ISBN-10: 1285514033 | ISBN-13: 9781285514031)

MindTap is a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon Cengage Learning content. MindTap combines student learning tools - readings, multimedia, activities and assessments - into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing authoritative Cengage Learning content and learning tools, including the ability to add their own content in the Learning Path via apps that integrate into the MindTap framework seamlessly with Learning Management Systems.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285418735 | ISBN-13: 9781285418735)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with PSYCHOLOGY, 6th Edition.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Psychology, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285588649 | ISBN-13: 9781285588643)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Psychology resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Psychology Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285590554 | ISBN-13: 9781285590554)

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Psychology Instant Access for Nairne's Psychology, 6th engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.

eBook  (ISBN-10: 1285469445 | ISBN-13: 9781285469447)
MindTap Psychology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Nairne's Psychology  (ISBN-10: 1285514033 | ISBN-13: 9781285514031)

MindTap Psychology for Nairne's Psychology, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305209591 | ISBN-13: 9781305209596)

Flash cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305206916 | ISBN-13: 9781305206915)

Quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, quizzes are already included.

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Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

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.