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  • Hardcover: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061818550X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618185504
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology. 2. The Measure of Mind: Methods of Psychology. 3. The Evolving Mind: Nature and Nurture Intertwined. 4. The Biological Mind: The Brain and Nervous System. 5. Perceiving Minds: Sensation and Perception. 6. The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness. 7. The Feeling Mind: Motivation and Emotion. 8. The Adaptive Mind: Learning. 9. Knowing Minds: Memory. 10. Thinking Minds: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence. 11. Developing Minds: Lifespan Development. 12. Individual Minds: Personality and the Self. 13. Connected Minds: Social Psychology. 14. Troubled Minds: Psychological Disorders. 15. Healing Troubled Minds: Therapy. 16. Healthy Minds: Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is the chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the president of the Society for Social Neuroscience, and he is a past president of four other scientific societies including the Association for Psychological Science. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Scientific Impact Award, the Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Theoretical Innovation Prize. He has served as editor and associate editor of various journal boards, and he currently serves on the Council of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health.

Laura Freberg is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. To better understand the needs of the online education community, Laura began teaching Social Psychology for Argosy University Online in 2011. Freberg's teaching career began over 35 years ago when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from the Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) in recognition of her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a syndicated expert blogger for Live Right Live Well! She serves as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience.

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John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and Past-Director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at The University of Chicago. He is a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience and an expert in social isolation, emotional contagion, and social behavior. Dr. Cacioppo completed his PhD at Ohio State University and served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame (1977-1979), University of Iowa (1979-1989), Ohio State University (1989-1999), and University of Chicago (1999-present). He also served as the Bijzonder Hoogleraar Sociale Neurowetenschappen (External Professor Chair in Social Neurosciences) Free University Amsterdam (2003-2007), and a Guest Professor at State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University (2008-2010). He is a Past-President of the Association for Psychological Science (2007-2008), the Society for Psychophysiological Research (1992-1993), the Society for Consumer Psychology (1989-1990), the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (1995), and he is currently the Chair-Elect of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award (1989), the Society for Psychophysiological Research Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution (1981) and their Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology (2000), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions (2000), the American Psychosomatic Society Patricia R. Barchas Award (2004), the Psi Chi Distinguished Member Award (2006), the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (2002), an honorary doctorate from Bard College (2004), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Theoretical Innovation Prize (2008), the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Award in Service to the Discipline (2008), and the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation (2008). He has also served on various boards including the Department of HHS National Advisory Council on Aging; the External Advisory Committee of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois; and the National Research Council Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences (2010-present); and he Chairs the International Advisory Board of the Cluster of Excellence at Freie Universität Berlin (2008-present). He has published more than 400 papers and 17 books, is listed among "ISI Highly Cited Researchers" in Psychiatry/Psychology (since 2003), and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1990), Society of Experimental Psychologists, Association for Psychological Science (1989), American Psychological Association (1984), International Organization of Psychophysiology (1987), Society for Personality and Social Psychology (1984), Society of Behavioral Medicine (1998), Academy of Behavioral Medicine (1986), and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003).

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The book was very enjoyable to read, it made learning psychology easier for the everyday person.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Oregon on May 6, 2012
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I read this book as an additional reading and love the way it connects all psychology areas. Textbook of the future, I wish to be lucky to have it for my intro class. Too late, but still a lot of useful information. Very well written too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CS on March 13, 2014
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The text explains Psychology, when and where it started. Who was involved with the evolution of Psychology. It also explains the science behind Psychology.to where you understand how they also perform the researches and studies along with the outcome of each. Then there is nature and nature how they play a part in the cycle of Psychology.
The list go on to included behavior, sensation, consciousness, emotions, learning , memory, language, development, personality, social psychology, disorders ,therapy and positive Psychology. Each chapter has a refresher at the end to allow you to answer the questions. What a good source of rehashing the information.
Each chapter is very detailed to each topic, each chapter outlines the words, along with their definition on the same page. This allows you to see the word in its context, instead of going to the back of the book for the information. Well written for your enjoyment while learning at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle L.2089 on November 1, 2013
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In most cases, college students tend to buy a textbook for a course just because it is required, and then don't open the book and read the material until the day before an exam. When this happens, all of the information in the text is not being comprehended by the reader. When a Professor requires a textbook that also involves an online course code, it makes the student open the book and really learn the material.

Discovering Psychology Science of Mind is an overall great textbook for college students in the Psychology field, and even for those who are specializing in Substance Abuse. It discuss' the basics of Psychology in sub sections, such as the history, mind and brain, from how it develops, and how it can be effected from certain things such as drugs. I said above this text was good for those in Substance Abuse because it has a Chapter in the book cut out just for drugs and alcohol in which it describes a numerous amount of drugs and what they can do to a person's brain.

Although this book is fairly pricey for just the hardback, I would highly recommend getting the e-text version and code for Aplia.com, even if the Professor doesn't require it. It will cost you about $15.00 more but will allow you to highlight in the text, make your own flash cards, have someone read the book to you, make notes on each page, and even give you tests on each chapter that will help you get a better understanding of the material in the chapters. Overall, if one does this, they are studying for exams without really realizing it and are bound to get an "A" in the course.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hidden Leaf on December 16, 2012
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The book was very enjoyable to read, it made learning psychology easier for the everyday person. Its truly grasps the cores of psychology while applying the everyday common language and humor of people. Highly recommend it.
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By Mazzodirose on February 14, 2014
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Mine was really cheap and great condition. I worried the quality wouldnt be good but it seems like a new book tht has been sittig around
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By Ameyalli on December 24, 2013
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The book is in perfect conditions, it really helped me for class a LOT! I enjoy reading and learning from it.
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By Angelica on December 23, 2013
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I received the book on time, now I need to return it just like the websitestates but I'm not able to to I dont know why.
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By Melissa on October 18, 2013
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The book was in very good condition. It even had helpful highlighting to aid in my studying! This book was more expensive but worth it.
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