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Psychological Science

Psychological Science

by Michael S. Gazzaniga
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With an emphasis on cutting edge research, this textbook introduces undergraduates to the science of psychology. Using an "ask-and- answer" pedagogical approach, the authors (both Dartmouth College) describe how today's psychological scientists are addressing big questions and making progress in solving them. New to the second edition are Thinking Critically units found in each chapter that encourage students to analyze controversial issues. Oversize: 9.25x11.25". Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780393977851
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael S. Gazzaniga is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his career, he has introduced thousands of students to psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Diane Halpern (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati) is Dean of Social Science at Minerva Schools at KGI and McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the 2002 Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association, the 1999 American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1996 Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association, the California State University’s State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award. Halpern was president of the American Psychological Association in 2004 and is a past president of the Society for Teaching of Psychology. She is the author of Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities. She chaired an APA Taskforce on redesigning undergraduate education in psychology.

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