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.
|Number Of Pages||816|
|Publisher||McGraw Hill Education|
|Studio||McGraw Hill Education|