Conditions of Use
Very concise chapters on the major topics in psychology with chapter sub-sections. read more
Very concise chapters on the major topics in psychology with chapter sub-sections.
All material sited is accurate with references. I hope they will make a second edition with new updates.
Relevance is superb; however, a second edition is needed; the book is written in 2010.
Easy for students to comprehend, Subsections are brief and break down the chapter material.
Excellent use of psychology terminology and definitions with content explained thoroughly.
Yes, modularity with chapter subsections makes it easy to turn to content within a subject matter.
The chapters are written in a very logical order in need of certain topics being explained before others as psychological topics are explored.
Charts and other chapter displays are relevant and helpful in using three dimensional visual images that some students need to comprehend topics.
There are no grammatical errors in the text.
Excllent references and though written in Canada can be used in the US.
I would love to use this text; I do hope a second edition will be printed.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Introducing Psychology
- Chapter 2. Introduction to Major Perspectives
- Chapter 3. Psychological Science
- Chapter 4. Brains, Bodies, and Behaviour
- Chapter 5. Sensing and Perceiving
- Chapter 6. States of Consciousness
- Chapter 7. Growing and Developing
- Chapter 8. Learning
- Chapter 9. Remembering and Judging
- Chapter 10. Intelligence and Language
- Chapter 11. Emotions and Motivations
- Chapter 12. Personality
- Chapter 13. Defining Psychological Disorders
- Chapter 14. Treating Psychological Disorders
- Chapter 15. Psychology in Our Social Lives
- Chapter 16. Stress, Health, and Coping
About the Book
This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section.
About the Contributors
Adapting Author Jennifer Walinga, PhD, is the Director of the the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. After teaching English for 20 years, she combined her passion for communication and athletics in pursuing an MA in Leadership where her research focused on the impact of experiential training programs.