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Students First. Designed for student success, Feldman provides students with a powerful learning framework to help them connect, engage, and feel excited about psychology.

Using a revolutionary revision process, Essentials of Understanding Psychology is a fully integrated learning system that brings the “Students First” goal to a new level. With the adaptive learning program, SmartBook™, every student has a unique experience personalized to their needs.

The new edition has continued to use the “HeatMap” technology to advise the revision. Systematic and precise feedback from thousands of students was anonymously collected using LearnSmart™. Because virtually every paragraph in the previous edition is tied to several questions students answer in LearnSmart, the author was able to see where students struggled most…the “hot spots”…and in turn refine and update these areas to be more clear, more concise, and more impactful.

The 12th edition continues with Feldman's accessible pedagogy and hallmark research, as well as his modules-within-chapters format that is both manageable for students and allows every professor the flexibility to assign and cover what they want.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259531804
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 727,621
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”
That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.
Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.
With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
MODULE 1: Psychologists at Work
MODULE 2: A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
MODULE 3: Research in Psychology
MODULE 4: Critical Research Issues

Chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior
MODULE 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements
MODULE 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
MODULE 7: The Brain

Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception
MODULE 8: Sensing the World Around Us
MODULE 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
MODULE 10: Hearing and the Other Senses
MODULE 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World

Chapter 4: States of Consciousness
MODULE 12: Sleep and Dreams
MODULE 13: Hypnosis and Meditation
MODULE 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

Chapter 5: Learning
MODULE 15: Classical Conditioning
MODULE 16: Operant Conditioning
MODULE 17: Cognitive Approaches to Learning

Chapter 6: Memory
MODULE 18: The Foundations of Memory
MODULE 19: Recalling Long-Term Memories
MODULE 20: Forgetting: When Memory Fails

Chapter 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
MODULE 21: Thinking and Reasoning
MODULE 22: Language
MODULE 23: Intelligence

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion
MODULE 24: Explaining Motivation
MODULE 25: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
MODULE 26: Understanding Emotional Experiences

Chapter 9: Development
MODULE 27: Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue
MODULE 28: Infancy and Childhood
MODULE 29: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
MODULE 30: Adulthood

Chapter 10: Personality
MODULE 31: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 32: Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 33: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive

Chapter 11: Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
MODULE 34: Stress and Coping
MODULE 35: Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
MODULE 36: Promoting Health and Wellness

Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
MODULE 37: Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
MODULE 38: The Major Psychological Disorders
MODULE 39: Psychological Disorders in Perspective

Chapter 13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
MODULE 40: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
MODULE 41: Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
MODULE 42: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

Chapter 14: Social Psychology
MODULE 43: Attitudes and Social Cognition
MODULE 44: Social Influence and Groups
MODULE 45: Prejudice and Discrimination
MODULE 46: Positive and Negative Social Behavior

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