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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, 1st Edition

  • John T. Cacioppo
  • Laura Freberg
  • Ashley Waggoner Denton
  • ISBN-10: 0176877266
  • ISBN-13: 9780176877262
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

In this first Canadian edition of Discovering Psychology, Ashley Waggoner-Denton continues John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg’s mission of creating an introductory psychology textbook that presents psychology as a hub science—a foundation for many other scientific fields. With an integrative approach and evidence-based learning tools, Discovering Psychology truly provides readers with a comprehensive overview of psychology and its many perspectives, without shying from controversies in the field. Updated with fully Canadianized content, updated research, and an approachable writing style, this first Canadian edition tackles all of psychology in a single text, giving readers a basis of psychology that will support their lifelong learning and understanding of human behaviour.

Features

  • Chapter Opener: A combination of two images giving readers both the big picture and a microview of the same topic

  • Psychology as a Hub Science: An integrative feature that opens discussions of how a concept has affected other scientific disciplines.

  • Experiencing Psychology: An interactive feature providing students opportunities to connect the material to their own lives.

  • Thinking Scientifically: An interactive feature giving students the opportunity to use critical thinking to dissect specific issues within society.

  • Connecting to Research: A feature exploring relevant studies to the chapter’s material in order to give students insight into what psychological scientists do.

  • Diverse Voices in Psychology: While diversity is integrated throughout the text, this feature provides an opportunity to explore timely topics affecting psychology, such as shooter bias.

  • Psychology Takes on Real-World Problems: A feature that addresses real-life problems and encourages students to use the tools they’ve gained from the text to apply their learning and tackle these issues.

About the Author

John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo was the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. A former chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he also was a past president of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. His numerous awards include the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cacioppo was a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

Laura A. Freberg

Laura A. Freberg is professor of psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches Introductory Psychology and Biological Psychology courses, both online and face-to-face. She also enjoys experimenting with technology and social media in the classroom. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994 and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. A past president of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Dr. Freberg is the current psychology consultant for The New York Times InEducation program. She has authored four editions of DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Cengage), and with John Cacioppo, she co-authored three editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage). In addition, she is lead author of RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (TopHat Monocle). She received her Ph.D. from UCLA.

Ashley Waggoner Denton

Ashley Waggoner Denton is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Ashley teaches over 2,500 Introductory Psychology students each year, as well as teaching courses in Social Psychology and Statistics. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Indiana University and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto (Psychology Research Specialist Program). She is the author of numerous instructional resources, including an award-winning resource on teaching critical thinking that is available on the website of the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology. Ashley conducts research on topics that lie at the intersection of social psychology and pedagogy, and she has published in outlets including Social Psychology of Education, College Teaching, and Psychology Learning and Teaching. She has received numerous teaching grants and presented her research at regional and national conferences. She is passionate about creating opportunities for her students to learn and grow both inside and out of the classroom, and she has championed numerous initiatives within her department that provide students with opportunities for community-building and professional skill development (such as the creation of a second-year learning community for psychology students). Ashley is an active member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) and has served on the STP Presidential Task Force on Re-Envisioning Intro Psych. Ashley is the 2019 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award for early career educators given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology
Chapter 2: The Measure of Mind: Methods of Psychology
Chapter 3: The Evolving Mind: Nature and Nurture Intertwined
Chapter 4: The Biological Mind: The Physical Basis of Behaviour
Chapter 5: The Perceiving Mind: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness
Chapter 7: The Feeling Mind: Emotion and Motivation
Chapter 8: The Adaptive Mind: Learning
Chapter 9: The Knowing Mind: Memory
Chapter 10: The Thinking Mind: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Chapter 11: The Developing Mind: Life Span Development
Chapter 12: The Individual Mind: Personality and the Self
Chapter 13: The Connected Mind: Social Psychology
Chapter 14: The Troubled Mind: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 15: Healing the Troubled Mind: Therapy
Chapter 16: The Healthy Mind: Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology

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

eBook: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 0176877355 | ISBN-13: 9780176877354)
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Student Supplements

eBook: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 0176877355 | ISBN-13: 9780176877354)
MindTap Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Cacioppo's Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 0176877290 | ISBN-13: 9780176877293)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Cacioppo's Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 0176877304 | ISBN-13: 9780176877309)
Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176877274 | ISBN-13: 9780176877279)
Value Pack: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, 1st Edition + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Month/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176917004 | ISBN-13: 9780176917005)