Psychology
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Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, authored by Michael W. Passer and Ronald E. Smith, is a book that delves into the complex nature of the human mind and behaviour. Summary of the Book Human mind and behaviour has been studied, analysed and even marvelled at, since the day man started to think on these terms. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour is a book that further studies the same in an organized way. Some of the concepts discussed in the book are The Science of Psychology, Studying Behaviour Scientifically, Genes, Environment, and behaviour, The Brain and Behaviour, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning: The Role of Experience, Memory, Language and Thinking, Intelligence, Motivation and Emotion, Development Over the Life Span, Personality, Health and Well-Being, Psychological Disorders, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Thinking and Behaviour. The book is essential for Psychology students, professionals and academicians alike. About the Authors Michael W. Passer organizes the Introductory Psychology Program at the University of Washington. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester and obtained his PhD in social psychology from the UCLA. He has been a faculty at the University of Washington since the year 1977. A past Danforth Foundation Fellow and U.W. Distinguished Teaching Award finalist, Dr. Passer has had a career-long affection of teaching. He has developed and offers a graduate programme on Teaching of Psychology annually, which helps students in preparing for their careers while in college. Dr. Passer has published over 20 scientific articles, mainly in the areas of his expertise like attribution, anxiety and stress. Ronald E. Smith is the Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he has previously worked as the Director of Clinical Psychology Training. He was also the Head of the Social Psychology and Personality field there. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Marquette University, and obtained his PhD from the Southern Illinois University. Dr. Smith has been associated as a professor at the esteemed Purdue University and at Washington. He also has frequent visiting appointments at the Marquette University, the University of Hawaii, the UCLA and the University of New Mexico. Dr. Smith’s chief research interests lies in personality, stress and coping, performance enhancement research and intervention. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. Ronald E. Smith has published over a 100 scientific articles in his areas of expertise and has authored several books on the same.

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior imparts students with a scientific understanding of the field of psychology while showing them the impact on their day-to-day existence. A simple conceptual framework within the text emphasizes relations between biological, psychological and environmental levels of analysis and portrays the focus of modern psychology. Through a variety of features, the text challenges students to think critically about psychology as a science and its impact on their lives. To help students study more effectively and efficiently, a groundbreaking adaptive questioning diagnostic and personalized study plan help students "know what they know" while guiding them to master these concepts through engaging interactivities, exercises and readings. Now available with Connect Psychology, Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior follows the science behind psychology, leading students through the process of critical examination.

Features:

  • Levels of Analysis emphasizes how psychologists examine the interplay of biological, psychological and environmental factors in their quest to understand behavior. New in this edition are fuller descriptions of each perspective and a concluding Think About It question that prompts students to examine the information critically.
  • Emphasis on critical thinking: "Myth or Reality" discussion and "What Do You Think?" activities in each chapter.
  • Learner-centered Pedagogical System introduces chapter topics through learning goals, helps students confirm understanding of topics through end-of-section review and self-test sections and the end-of-chapter summary.
  • Updated coverage throughout with heavier revisions in the areas of Language and Thinking (Chapter 9), including new coverage of thinking biases and bilingualism, Health (Chapter 14), with a new holistic focus, Psychological Disorders (Chapter 15), reorganized to present disorders in an organic manner and the Treatment of Psychological Disorders (Chapter 16), with new coverage of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment.

AuthorPasser
BindingPaperback
EAN9781259097218
EditionFifth
ISBN1259097218
Height2819 mm
Length2791 mm
Width319 mm
Weight306 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages816
Package Quantity20
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-07-01
PublisherMcGraw Hill Education
StudioMcGraw Hill Education
Sales Rank110851

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  • The author associated with Psychology is Passer.
  • The EAN for Psychology is 9781259097218.
  • The edition for Psychology is Fifth.
  • The ISBN for Psychology is 1259097218.
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  • The weight for Psychology is 306 g.
  • The language for Psychology is English.
  • The binding of Psychology is Paperback.
  • The number of pages for Psychology are 816.
  • The quantity for Psychology in a package is 20.
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  • The publication date for Psychology is 2017-07-01.
  • The publisher for Psychology is McGraw Hill Education.
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  • The sales rank for Psychology is 110851.