Psychology (paperback), 3rd Edition
©2012 |Pearson | Out of print
Saundra K. Ciccarelli, Gulf Coast State College
J. Noland White, Georgia College & State University
©2012 |Pearson | Out of print
For undergraduate introductory psychology courses at both two-year and four-year schools: SP0101
The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available.
Ciccarelli/White is praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features. It focuses on getting students to actually read their textbook. The authors use the recommended APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes to establish clear learning objectives for students and tie the text assessment to these objectives. Student and instructor feedback from extremely successful first and second editions emphasize the appeal of Ciccarelli/White's approach to teaching and learning in today's classroom.
Features Enhancing the Learner-Centered Approach
Student Voice Questions: designed to help students develop their critical thinking and communication skills, these Student Voice questions which appear in the margin and guide the narrative encourage students to ask questions. Using a conversational tone, which helps students relate to the concepts and keeps their interest, these questions represent the many student questions the authors have encountered in their own classroom. The questions have been written and reviewed by students, and all students featured used the Ciccarelli/White to master their introductory psychology class.
Icons direct readers to MyPsychLab: Watch/Listen/Explore/Simulate/Study/Read/Map/View: the MyPsychLab icons are integrated into the text and lead to web-based expansions on topics, allowing instructors and students access to extra information, videos, podcasts, simulations, and more.
LINK feature: throughout each chapter, when a topic has a relationship to information in another chapter, a symbol is provided, with instructions for the student to look at the related topic. The LINK feature is a great resource for students who often struggle with seeing the “big picture” of psychology and how all the related fields of psychology relate to one another.
Running Glossary: a running glossary of psychology terms is absolutely necessary to engage students in the material right were it exists. The terms are in bold and defined in the margins. There is a full-text glossary at the end of the text.
Chapter Prologue: to capture interest immediately, a chapter opening story, or prologue, is included.
Special feature essays: “Psychology in the News,” “Issues in Psychology, Classic Studies in Psychology,” and “Applying Psychology to Everyday Life.” Each chapter contains special sections which cover interesting topics related to the chapter material, especially topics of diversity and cultural interest. This content is not set off from the text in boxes—it is part of the narrative and therefore it is more likely that students will read the enriching material. Practice quizzes and the tests at the end of each chapter include questions on this material, further encouraging students to read.
Feature Enhancing the Assessment-Driven Approach
Learning Objectives: based on APA assessment guidelines, each chapter is organized around detailed learning objectives. These objectives start every chapter, and appear within the content of the chapter where they are addressed.
Section Concept Maps: concept mapping is one of the assessment tools recommended by the APA. The detailed section-level concept maps give students another way to learn, review, and test their mastery of the concepts presented.
Quizzes and Tests: Practice Quiz: How Much Do You Remember? Appears after each major segment of material within the chapter. A longer practice test, Test Yourself, appears at the end of each chapter. Brainstorming critical thinking questions have been added to the Practice Quizzes section. All of these test materials consist of multiple-choice questions. Since most instructors test using multiple choice and students often have a difficult time understanding these types of questions, this opportunity for practice boosts student confidence and performance.
Chapter Summary and Concept Summary: a detailed chapter summary, organized by the inclusion of the learning objective questions in the appropriate sections, is also a must and the final step in surveying the chapter for students using the SQ3R. This summary hits all the important parts of the chapter, almost like the student’s own notes. End of chapter concept summaries are also included, reinforcing all the major objectives of the chapter.
Ciccarelli/White Teaching and Assessment Package:
· MyPsychLab.com: this easy to use online assessment resource allows instructors to assess student performance and adapt course content without investing additional time or resources. Go to: www.mypsychlab.com to learn more!
· The most robust PowerPoint slide collection on the market includes an instructor’s guide on best practices for using the slides
· Complete Instructor’s Supplements Package: Instructor’s Resource Manual, Test Bank, MyTest, PowePoints, Study Guide, MyPsychLab: all developed with a supplements coordinator overseeing content to ensure consistency and quality. Supplements reviewed in development to ensure quality.
· Special Features of the Test Bank: includes a Total Assessment Guide for each chapterwhich makes iteasy to see how many definitional, conceptual, application questions are included. Two ready-made quizzes for each chapter. Rationales provided for the correct answer and the closest distracters in the multiple choice questions allow professors to see the logic of the questions when reviewing them and content is ready if professors want to generate an answer key for their students.
NEW research and references throughout the book. Based on feedback from instructors and content experts, the authors have revised and updated the third edition with the most important and exciting new research and references.
REVISED and updated introductory chapter has been re-titled Psychology in Action: Secrets for Surviving College and Improving Your Grades. This chapter is an even more useful guide for students on effective study methods including tips on how to read a textbook, study for exams, and more.
NEW “Study Tip” feature at the beginning of each chapter reminds students to use study skills they learned in the introductory chapter, Psychology in Action: Secrets for Surviving College and Improving Your Grades.
NEW essays for the following features appear throughout the book: “Psychology in the News,” “Issues in Psychology” (previously called "Current Issues in Psychology"), and “Applying Psychology to Everyday Life.”
ALL NEW photos to accompany the “Student Voice” questions, highlighting real students who mastered their introductory psychology course using Ciccarelli/White.
RE-DESIGNED end-of-chapter visual Concept Summaries for students highlight key concepts from the chapter with a clean new design.
RE-DESIGNED chapter openers capture student interest and draw them into the chapter.
Detailed chapter-by-chapter changes for the Third Edition:
Chapter 1 – The Science of Psychology
Chapter 2 – The Biological Perspective
Chapter 3 — Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4 – Consciousness: Sleep, Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs
Chapter 5 — Learning
Chapter 6 – Memory
Chapter 7 — Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
Chapter 8 – Development Across the Life Span
Chapter 9 — Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 10 – Sexuality and Gender
Chapter 11 — Stress and Health
Chapter 12 – Social Psychology
Chapter 13 — Theories of Personality
Chapter 14 – Psychological Disorders
Chapter 15 — Psychological Therapies
Ch Intro Psychology in Action: Secrets for Surviving College and Improving Your Grades
Study Methods: Different Strokes for Different Folks
Reading Textbooks: Textbooks Are Not Meatloaf
How to Take Notes: Printing Out PowerPoint Slides Is Not Taking Notes
Studying for Exams: Cramming Is Not an Option
Writing Papers: Planning Makes Perfect
Ch01 The Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
Psychology then: The History of Psychology
Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives
Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization
Psychology: The Scientific Methodology
Ethics of Psychological Research
The Criteria for Critical Thinking
Ch02 Biological Perspective
An Overview of the Nervous System
Neurons and Nerves: Building the Network
The Central Nervous System-The “Central Processing Unit”
The Peripheral Nervous System-Nerves on the Edge
Distant Connections: The Endocrine Glands
Lookink Inside the Living Brain
From the Bottom Up: the Structures of the Brain
Ch03 Sensation and Perception
The ABCs of Sensation
the Science of Seeing
The Hearing Sense: Can You Hear Me Now?
Chemical Senses: It Tastes Good and Smells even Better
Somesthetic Senses: What the Body Knows
The ABCs of Perception
Ch04 Consciousness: Sleep, Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs
What is Consciousness?
Altered States: Sleep
Altered States: The Effects of Hypnosis
Altered States: The Influence of Psychoactive Drugs
Definition of Learning
It Makes Your Mouth Water: Classical Conditioning
What’s in It for Me? Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning Theory
Three Processes of Memory
Models of Memory
The Information-Processing Model: Three Memory Systems
Getting It Out: Retrieval of Long-Term Memories
The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval: How Reliable Are Memories?
What Were We Talking About? Forgetting
Neuroscience of Memory
Ch07 Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
How People Think
Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Mental and Physical Exercise Combine for Better Cognitive Health
Ch08 Development Across the Life Span
Issues in Studying Human Development
The Basic Building Blocks of Development
Infancy and Childhood Development
Ch09 Motivation and Emotion
Approaches To Understanding Motivation
What, Hungry Again? Why People Eat
Ch10 Sexuality and Gender
The Physical Side of Human Sexuality
The Psychological Side of Human Sexuality: Gender
Human Sexual Behavior
Sexual Dysfunctions and Problems
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ch11 Stress and Health
Stress and Stressors
Physiological Factors: Stress and Health
Coping With Stress
Ch12 Social Psychology
Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, Obedience and group behavior
Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution
Social Interaction: Prejudice, Love, and Aggression
liking and loving: interpersonal attraction
Aggression and prosocial behavior
Ch13 Theories of Personality
Theories of Personality
The Man and the Couch: Sigmund Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive View of Personality
The Third Force: Humanism and Personality
Trait Theories: Who are You?
The Biology of Personality: Behavioral Genetics
Assessment of Personality
Ch14 Psychological Disorders
What is Abnormality?
Models of Abnormality
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)
Anxiety Disorders: What, Me Worry?
Mood Disorders: The Effect of Affect
Dissociative Disorders: Altered Identities
Schizophrenia: Altered Reality
Personality Disorders: I’m OK, it’s Everyone Else Who’s Weird
Ch15 Psychological Therapies
Two Kinds of Therapy
The Early Days: Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks
Humanistic Therapy: To Err is Human
Behavior Therapies: Learning One’s Way to Better Behavior
Cognitive Therapies: Thinking is Believing
Group Therapies: Not JUST for the Shy
Does Psychotherapy Really Work?
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Saundra K. Ciccarelli , Professor of Psychology for over 28 years at Gulf Coast Community College; Ph.D in developmental psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.
J. Noland White, Associate Professor in the Department of Pschological Science at Georgia College and State University; Ph.D. in Education from The University of Tennessee with a major in counseling psychology and specialty focus in neuropsychology.
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