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Psychology Around Us, 2nd Edition Hardcover – February 7, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1118012079 ISBN-10: 9781118012079 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 840 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons; 2nd edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118012079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118012079
  • ASIN: 1118012070
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.2 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    Title
Psychology Around Us Psychology in Action
 
 
 
Resource Type
Textbook
Textbook
 
Audience Level
Introductory
Introductory
 
Pages
840
784
 
Publication Date
February, 2012
June, 2012
 
Author(s)
Ronald Comer & Elizabeth Gould
Karen Huffman
 
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons
John Wiley & Sons
 
Print Book
 
Kindle Book
 
Edition
2
10
 
Brief Description
Known for hands-on activities and thorough pedagogy, this best-seller is for students who want to apply psychology in the world around them.
This text offers students a range of tools to successfully learn the subject, while highlighting psychology as an integrated science.
 

Fun Facts:

  • Facial expressions of sadness and happiness are universal across all cultures, which is related to our evolutionary history.
  • On average, Kipsigis in Kenya walk a month before babies in the United States, and Ache babies in Paraguay being walking a year later than U.S. Children – variations due to cultural differences in parenting.
  • Some theorists believe that women are more likely than men to use both sides of the brain.
  • Adolescents are especially likely to suffer from sleep deprivation. In fact, teenagers today get about 2 hours less sleep per night than teens 80 years ago.
  • Although changes in the functioning of our memories unfold gradually throughout adulthood, specific declines in memory may actually begin in our twenties.
  • Rewards can lead our brains to release natural painkilling neurochemicals called opiates, the same ones responsible for the so-called runner’s high.
  • The leading stressors for college students include having to take multiple tests, enduring finals week, applying to graduate school, being a crime victim, having multiple assignments due the same day, and breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Research suggests that you are just as likely to win a Nobel Prize if you have an IQ of 130 as if you have an IQ of 180.

How much do you know about Psychology?

  1. What area of research focuses on young children’s beliefs about how their minds and the minds of others work?
    1. Theory of mind
    2. Metacognition
    3. Egocentrism
    4. Scaffolding
  2. As our brains develop across the lifespan, they:
    1. Can be shaped by our experiences after birth
    2. Stop producing new brain neurons as we enter adulthood
    3. Experience very little programmed cell death in infancy and childhood
    4. Complete myelination in childhood
  3. Freud suggested that most of one’s personal knowledge is contained in the ___________.
    1. Conscious mind
    2. Preconscious
    3. Subconscious
    4. Unconscious
  4. Which statement best describes the role of the hippocampus in memory?
    1. The hippocampus helps encode procedural memories, but not semantic ones
    2. The hippocampus is a “staging area” for the encoding of material into long-term memory
    3. The hippocampus is the final repository for long-term memories
    4. The hippocampus serves to transfer material from sensory to working memory
  5. What brain structure sends “hunger” signals that cause animals to eat?
    1. Lateral hypothalamus
    2. Pons
    3. Thalamus
    4. Ventromedial hypothalamus
  6. Which of the following is an example of a negative symptom of schizophrenia?
    1. Being unable to show any emotion
    2. Believing that others can read one’s thoughts
    3. Hearing voices that are not real
    4. Using rapid, incoherent speech

Answers:

  1. d
  2. a
  3. d
  4. b
  5. a
  6. a


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By claire on April 14, 2014
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I ordered psychology around us, but they sent me <blueprints for writing>. Never buy books here again!!! feel very disappointed. Waste more than 40 dollars and get a book I don't want.
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The text read that it was new and a code would be included. I had to return the item
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By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2014
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Book was in great condition but it didnt have the access code or cd. Hopefully my teacher doesnt have us do anything with those and the book is all I need for class, lol
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By VSpink13 on October 22, 2013
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It wasn't the book I expected to get since it was missing the student edition CD but the seller was very kind and it didn't take much of my part to get a full refund.
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By john cogan on October 10, 2013
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good book for learning psychology good for school i like. so that is about it shipping was good so all is good
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By Mayra Acevedo on September 16, 2013
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The text book that I got is in great shape since it is rented. The edges are not torn at all, but it is pretty heavy!
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By nugget on March 13, 2013
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the book is a really good textbook, but dear lord it is enormous. I can't just kick back and read it in bed I have to lay it down on a table.
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By Carol on March 10, 2013
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The was fine, but unfortunately I don't need it anymore and the price was fair, but still thanks for sending it.
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