Sandra Scarry Pathways to Psychology

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Pathways to Psychology

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9780155010475: Pathways to Psychology

Brief introductory text written to help students from a variety of backgrounds and learning styles understand and learn psychology's different perspectives. Designed to encourage practical application, creative thinking, and active learning, for students who are verbal, visual and participatory learners. Features: * Innovative "pathways" theme tells the story of psychology, encourages students to use psychology in their lives, promotes active learning and encourages students to develop creative and practical thinking skills. * Content coverage focuses on presenting the key principles of psychology rather than attempting to present encyclopedic detail. * Clear, direct and simple language, combined with effective visuals, conveys psychological principles to students from a variety of academic backgrounds and learning styles. * Outstanding student-oriented pedagogy includes: Pathways to Understanding (analytic, creative, and practical questions), Pathways to Knowledge (end of chapter self-test questions), and Finding Your Way (mini-projects which encourage active learning). Additional features include Practical Psychology (boxes which highlight the everyday use of psychology), The Big Picture (end of section summaries), Branching Out (in-text sections highlighting applications), and a margin running glossary. * Examples throughout the text present cultural diversity as a 'fact of life', showing students the importance of culture, race, gender, and the ethnicity in the application of psychological principles.

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Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development and a member of the Graduate Field in Psychology at Cornell University. Formerly, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where he also was director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise. Dr. Sternberg received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. He also holds 13 honorary doctorates. He has received numerous awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society; the Early Career and McCandless Awards from the APA; and the Outstanding Book, Research Review, Sylvia Scribner, and Palmer O. Johnson Awards from the AERA. Dr. Sternberg has served as President of the American Psychological Association and of the Eastern Psychological Association and is currently Immediate Past-President of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition, he is Editor of "Perspectives on Psychological Science" and has been editor of the "Psychological Bulletin" and of the "APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology." He is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.

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1. What Is Psychology?. 2. Biological Psychology. 3. Sensation and Perception. 4. Consciousness. 5. Learning. 6. Memory. 7. Thought and Language. 8. Intelligence and Creativity. 9. Life Span Development. 10. Social Psychology. 11. Motivation and Emotion. 12. Personality. 13. Abnormal Psychology. 14. Psychotherapy. 15. Health Psychology. Appendixes: A: Statistics. Appendix B: Careers in Psychology.

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