For introductory psychology courses at two-year and four-year institutions.
This innovative, 11-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and group (social world) to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Offered in digital format or on-demand custom format.
Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning. Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the group (social, cultural, and environmental factors) -- and by considering how events at these levels interact -- helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Science of Psychology: History and Research Methods Chapter 2: The Biology of Mind and Behavior: The Brain in Action Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind Chapter 4: Learning: How Experience Changes Us Chapter 5: Memory: Living With Yesterday Chapter 6: Language, Thinking, and Intelligence: What Humans Do Best Chapter 7: Emotion and Motivation: Feeling and Striving Chapter 8: Personality: Vive La Difference! Chapter 9: Psychology Over the Life Span: Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser Chapter 10: Stress, Health, and Coping: Dealing With Life Chapter 11: Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds Appendices: Statistics/How to Think about Research Studies