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Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 3rd Edition

  • Jeffrey S. Nevid
  • ISBN-10: 1111304815
  • ISBN-13: 9781111304812
  • 672 Pages | Loose-leaf
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The new edition of this brief introductory text retains the hallmark features that have made its parent text unique, while offering a more manageable, student-friendly format. The book was written with three goals in mind: to make the study of psychology accessible and engaging to the beginning student in psychology, to provide students with a solid grounding in the knowledge base in psychology, and to help students succeed in the course. Nevid's comprehensive learning system--derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy--is featured throughout. This learning model incorporates what the author calls the "Four Es of Effective Learning"--Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 3rd Edition, provides a broad view of psychology as well as applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today's world.

Features

  • A learning-centric approach is designed to help students encode and retain key concepts in psychology. Keystones of the approach include pedagogical tools such as Interactive Concept Maps, Concept Links highlighting connections among key concepts across chapters, Diagramming Psychology icons, Module Reviews to help students gauge their knowledge of the material, Concept Signaling (which highlights both key concepts and key terms in the text margins), and Concept Charts that offer "at-a-glance" summaries of key concepts to reinforce new knowledge.

  • Application Modules (the final module in each chapter) illustrate how psychologists apply the knowledge they have gained from their research studies to real-life problems, and how concepts relate to students own lives. Topics include "Psychology and Pain Management," "Putting Reinforcement into Practice," "Becoming a Creative Problem Solver," and "Taking the Distress Out of Stress."

  • With an emphasis on critical thinking, What Do You Think? questions at the start of each chapter expand on the critical-thinking features in the text. Thinking Critically About Psychology sections at the end of each chapter provide students with opportunities to sharpen their critical thinking skills by analyzing problems and evaluating claims relevant to chapter content.

  • The text employs the Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R) study method to enhance learning and encourage students to adopt a more active role in the learning process.

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. Human Development.
10. Psychology and Health.
11. Personality.
12. Psychological Disorders.
13. Methods of Therapy.
14. Social 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.
  • NEW The Brain Loves a Puzzle questions engage student interest and encourage critical thinking by challenging them to think more deeply about information in the text needed to solve the puzzles.
  • NEW chapter-ending visual overviews replace the narrative summaries with an appealing learning tool to help students visualize connections among key concepts in summary form.
  • Based on instructors' comments noting that they prefer students to learn about the applications of psychology to physical health before they touch upon abnormal behavior, the Psychology and Health chapter has moved to an earlier position (Chapter 10). It now precedes chapters on personality and psychological disorders and treatment methods.
  • Over 1,000 new citations cover new research and/or data on such topics as using reinforcement to train fish to tap a particular shape (Ch. 1), functions of glial cells (Ch. 2), the role of oxytocin in maternal bonding to infants and development of trust in other people (Ch. 2), possible human pheromones (Ch. 3), distracted driving (Ch. 4), the identity of "Little Albert" (Ch. 5), the role of sleep in memory consolidation (Ch. 6), Goddard's role as football coach at USC (Ch.7), genetic contribution to intelligence (Ch. 7), and the role of brain chemicals in regulating hunger (Ch. 8).
  • New citations also describe the role of media exposure to muscular models on self-image of young boys (Ch. 8), the aging of America (Ch. 9), effects of perceived discrimination on psychological and physical health (Ch. 10), outcomes associated with Big Five personality factors (Ch. 11), personality changes through the lifespan (Ch. 11), genetic foundations of mood disorders and schizophrenia (Ch. 12), psychotherapy effectiveness (Ch. 13), relative effectiveness of antidepressants and placebos on depression (Ch. 13), and findings from a partial replication of Milgram's experiment (Ch. 14).

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

CengageNOW, Psychology Resource Center, InfoTrac, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111471649 | ISBN-13: 9781111471644)

CengageNOW is an online teaching and learning resource that gives you more control in less time and delivers better outcomes--NOW. It includes a Cengage Learning eBook and access to both InfoTrac College Edition and the Psychology Resource Center.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111304823 | ISBN-13: 9781111304829)

The Instructor's Resource Manual (IRM) contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. The IRM begins with a comprehensive preface, which covers preparation, pitfalls, planning, execution, resources, and best practices for both new and seasoned instructors. Each chapter provides a preview, goals and activity planner to help organize classes. In addition, each chapter of the IRM contains a detailed outline, lecture suggestions, topics for discussion, classroom and individual activities with handouts, and writing assignment ideas.

Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111304785 | ISBN-13: 9781111304782)

The test bank contains 2,400 items specifically developed for the text. Multiple-choice questions as well as essay questions with answers are written at both the chapter and the module level to provide flexibility for instructors. These questions are labeled by type (factual, conceptual, applied), learning objective, module reference number, and page reference for easier use in creating exams. NEW to this edition, the IDEA Model of Assessement 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 connected with each chapter's learning objectives.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111344361 | ISBN-13: 9781111344368)

The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture™ includes Interactive Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, JoinIn™ Student Response System, and ExamView® computerized testing. New to this edition, Interactive PowerPoints are built using instructional design and embedded technology and multimedia to revolutionize the classroom experience and enhance student learning. Visual and animated demonstrations show the concepts being discussed without distracting students from lecture. Lecture note cards offer talking point suggestions for each slide, including several examples not cited in the textbook--enforcing the importance of student reading prior to lecture.

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.

Psychology Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495597139 | ISBN-13: 9780495597131)

The Psychology Resource Center offers 24/7 access to hundreds of videos, learning modules, simulations, and more to help students better understand psychology and study for exams.

Psychology Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495597120 | ISBN-13: 9780495597124)

The Psychology Resource Center offers 24/7 access to hundreds of videos, learning modules, simulations, and more to help students better understand psychology and study for exams.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302022 | ISBN-13: 9781111302023)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including quizzing, videos, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302006 | ISBN-13: 9781111302009)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including quizzing, videos, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111305471 | ISBN-13: 9781111305475)

The new edition of this brief introductory text retains the hallmark features that have made its parent text unique, while offering a more manageable, student-friendly format. The book was written with three goals in mind: to make the study of psychology accessible and engaging to the beginning student in psychology, to provide students with a solid grounding in the knowledge base in psychology, and to help students succeed in the course. Nevid's comprehensive learning system—derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy—is featured throughout. This learning model incorporates what the author calls the "Four Es of Effective Learning"—Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, International Edition, provides a broad view of psychology as well as applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today's world.

Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0534267394 | ISBN-13: 9780534267391)

This supplement supports the development of critical-thinking skills necessary for success in the introductory psychology course. The chapter sequence mirrors the organization of the typical introductory psychology course. In the first chapter, the author identifies seven characteristics of critical thinkers, and in the following chapters he dissects a challenging issue in the discipline and models critical thinking for the reader. Each chapter concludes with an analysis of the process, exercises for the student, and extensive references. This useful volume supports the full semester of the course.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Introductory Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0534546536 | ISBN-13: 9780534546533)

With its 27 carefully selected cross-cultural articles, this book enriches the introductory psychology course, helping students to better understand the similarities and differences among the peoples of the world as they relate to psychological principles, concepts, and issues.

Student Supplements

CengageNOW, Psychology Resource Center, InfoTrac, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111471649 | ISBN-13: 9781111471644)

CengageNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want--NOW.

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.

Psychology Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495597139 | ISBN-13: 9780495597131)

The Psychology Resource Center offers 24/7 access to hundreds of videos, learning modules, simulations, and more to help students better understand psychology and study for exams.

Psychology Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495597120 | ISBN-13: 9780495597124)

Log-in to the Psychology Resource Center, available for purchase at iChapters.com, to gain 24/7 access to premium content to help you get the most from your text. Resources include videos, learning modules, and simulations.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302022 | ISBN-13: 9781111302023)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including quizzing, videos, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111302006 | ISBN-13: 9781111302009)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, text-specific content for use within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including quizzing, videos, and more. Visit webtutor.cengage.com to learn more.

Challenging Your Preconceptions: Thinking Critically About Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0534267394 | ISBN-13: 9780534267391)

This supplement supports the development of critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the introductory psychology course. In the first chapter, the author identifies seven characteristics of critical thinkers, and in the following chapters he dissects a challenging issue in the discipline and models critical thinking for the reader. Each chapter concludes with an analysis of the process, exercises, and extensive references.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Introductory Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0534546536 | ISBN-13: 9780534546533)

With its 27 carefully selected cross-cultural articles, this book enriches the introductory psychology course, helping you to better understand the similarities and differences among the peoples of the world as you relate to psychological principles, concepts, and issues.