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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind 1st Edition

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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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John T. 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 a past President of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and a past Chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among the awards he has received are the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Cacioppo is a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; the Chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a Member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former Member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

Laura A. Freberg (Ph.D., UCLA) 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. Laura's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. Laura has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. Laura serves as the Content Expert Writer for Psychology for Answers.com and as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience. She is a member of the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly. With John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, she is the co-author of two editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage Learning).
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Product Details

  • 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: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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By Gee on August 23, 2013
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came right in time! the book was in good condition and in fact it was hard cover...i was expecting paperback, but when i opened it, it wasn't...which kind of bummed me out b/c now i have to carry a heavy book :(
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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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Rented for my psychology course and it was in very good condition when I got it. No writings or anything on it. It's a very interesting book and not too complicated to understand. Really helped me out in my class.
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Great introductory textbook. Well-organized, clearly written, interesting examples. Used to teach a summer course at a large public university for non-majors.
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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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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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