Psychology Matters. Robert Feldman’s Psychology and Your Life is an engaging new introductory psychology text that uses experiential exercises and activities, career-oriented text examples, and features designed to directly correlate psychology concepts to the professional and personal lives of readers. Throughout the text and supplements, Psychology and Your Life reinforces why a basic understanding of psychology is relevant to today’s students.
This text also provides instructors with a fully-integrated supplements package to help instructors objectively gauge their students’ mastery of psychology’s key principles and concepts and to create dynamic class experiences—whether in the classroom or online. All ancillary materials are organized by the measurable learning outcomes of each module within the text—there is no more wondering whether the text in use will meet the accreditation guidelines for schools!
Emphasizing practical application, Psychology and Your Life offers examples and perspectives from the healthcare industry (including Allied Health), technology, criminal justice, legal, and business, among others to prepare students to apply psychology throughout their lives and careers.
“From the Perspective of” highlights how psychology impacts a variety of professions. Created to show the correlation between psychology and different professions, students learn to comprehend what psychology means to their chosen program of study and answers the “why does psychology matter to me” question. Whether students are in an Allied Health, Nursing, criminal justice, technology, business, or legal studies track, they will have the chance to make connections between their area of study and their lives after completing their program.
Try It! Experiential self-assessment quizzes reinforce chapter concepts and enable students to consider, compare, and contrast their preferences, behaviors, and attitudes. Similar to the fun quizzes students may take online or in magazines, the Try It! boxes are self-assessment quizzes that tie directly to and reinforce the chapter concepts in a non-threatening (even fun!) manner. Active learning at its best!
Study Alert study tips tied into chapter content promote positive learning behaviors within the context of psychology. Students can prepare and apply the learned skills in their current course. Provides additional information to help students understand tough or confusing concepts and provides guidance for what information will follow later in each chapter.
Student friendly design and layout created to capture students' attention and enhance student engagement. Students will find the stunning images, charts, and photos throughout this innovative learning tool easy to digest and relate to.
Exploring Diversity strategically placed within the modules address how diversity and perspective relate to the study of psychology. Exploring Diversity promotes critical thinking about psychology concepts through the discussion and assessment of cultural and ethnic differences in direct correlation to research, study, and our lives.
Pscych 101, Becoming an Informed Consumer of Psychology—Psychology concepts are discussed in the context of the student as a consumer. These real-life scenarios enable students to consider and even implement psychological concepts within the world around them and apply critical thinking skills to their personal and professional lives. This feature includes scenarios such as how to evaluate advertising, and how to determine if one should seek counseling.
Full Circle feature is an end-of-chapter map that identifies the correlation of the overarching chapter key concepts. Visual learners will benefit from the Chapter Maps which “tie everything together” by revisiting and reinforcing the key concepts for every module within each chapter.
Psych 2.0 includes many activities and assessments, online and hands-on, that allow students to conduct experiments tied directly to the content. See www.mhhe.com/feldmaness7 to preview the activities. Psychology and Your Life will map the activities to the modules in the text. Psych 2.0 is available to pacakge with Psychology and Your Life upon publication. The Psych 2.0 exercises can be completed alone or in class. They provide experiential, applied activities which are frequently described as “interesting and fun!” Great for students who prefer to “learn by doing”.
Looking Forward/Looking Back feature introduces the key concepts of every chapter; Looking Back summarizes content from the chapter as a whole to reinforce the learning outcomes of each module. (For a visual representation of the Looking Back Feature, see the explanation of the Full Circle feature). Looking Forward introduces each chapter so students can examine the overarching chapter concepts. Looking Back provides them with an overall chapter summary, restating what they should have learned during their chapter review.
Key terms, definitions, and glossary. Key terms are easily identifiable (bolded and called out in the margins with definitions) within each module and are listed, with page references at the end of every module. The glossary includes enhanced definitions—additional explanations of difficult or confusing terms using synonyms or expanded parenthetical definitions—allowing students to expand their knowledge of the terminology associated with psychology. Providing the most clear, accessible definitions helps students recognize, identify, define, and describe the terminology and definitions. Enhancements to the glossary definitions are designed to provide extra support to students at a variety of reading levels and abilities.
Recap/Evaluate/Rethink end-of-module activities are tied directly to the module’s learning outcomes boosting students’ opportunities to apply and analyze their knowledge beyond the definitions or simple explanations. These activities allow instructors to move students from memorization to application and analysis in a cohesive, logical manner through a variety of activities and exercises tied to the learning outcomes of the module. Instructors who are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy or who want to provide activities for students with different learning styles will find a variety of exercises for homework or class discussion.
Case Studies, found at the end of each chapter, allow students to apply and analyze the chapter content and discuss what they have learned in the context of a story or situation. Students will analyze a situation through critical thinking, discussion, and interaction with other students whose perspectives may differ from their own.
Psychology on the Web consists of various web-based activities found at the end of every chapter to promote internet research of key chapter concepts. Great for active learning and increasing students’ abilities to conduct internet research and critique internet resources within the context of their psychology class!
Asset Map making class prep quick and easy!
Each asset map identifies the chapter and learning objectives and ties those to the associated instructor notes, PowerPoint slides, and Test Bank questions. The asset map takes the guesswork out of planning lectures and online sessions!
Table of Contents
Psychology and Your Life
Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
Module 1: Psychologists at Work
Module 2: A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Module 3: Research in Psychology
Module 4: The Ethics of Research
Chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior
Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
Module 7: The Brain
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception
Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us
Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Module 10: Hearing and the Other Senses
Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World
Chapter 4: States of Consciousness
Module 12: Sleep and Dreams
Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation
Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
Chapter 5: Learning
Module 15: Classical Conditioning
Module 16: Operant Conditioning
Module 17: Cognitive Approaches to Learning
Chapter 6: Thinking: Memory, Cognition, and Language
Module 18: The Foundations of Memory
Module 19: Recall and Forgetting
Module 20: Thinking, Reasoning, and Problem Solving
Module 21: Language
Chapter 7: Motivation and Emotion
Module 22: Explaining Motivation
Module 23: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Module 24: Understanding Emotional Experiences
Chapter 8: Development
Module 25: Nature and Nurture, and Prenatal Development
Module 26: Infancy and Childhood
Module 27: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Module 28: Adulthood
Chapter 9: Personality and Individual Differences
Module 29: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Module 30: Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Module 31: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
Module 32: Intelligence?
Chapter 10: Psychological Disorders
Module 33: Normal Versus Abnormal: Making a Distinction
Module 34: The Major Psychological Disorders
Module 35: Psychological Disorders in Perspective
Chapter 11: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Module 36: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Module 37: Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment
Module 38: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
Chapter 12: Social Psychology
Module 39: Attitudes and Social Cognition
Module 40: Social Influence and Groups
Module 41: Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 42: Positive and Negative Social Behavior
Module 43: Stress and Coping
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