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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Introductory Psychology

An overview of psychology that emphasizes critical thinking, gender, and culture
Psychology is designed to help students learn to think like psychologists, and to understand why scientific and critical thinking is so important to the decisions they make in their own lives. In keeping with their hallmark approach, authors Carole Wade and Carol Tavris, along with new contributor Alan Swinkels, continue to emphasize critical thinking and to integrate coverage of gender and culture throughout the main narrative. The Twelfth Edition offers revised learning objectives that better guide students through the text as well as updated research references that reflect progress in the field and cutting-edge discoveries.

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Author Biography

Carole Wade earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University. She began her academic career at the University of New Mexico, where she taught courses in psycholinguistics and developed the first course at the university on the psychology of gender. She was professor of psychology for 10 years at San Diego Mesa College and then taught at College of Marin and Dominican University of California. Dr. Wade has written and lectured widely on critical thinking and the enhancement of psychology education. In addition to this text, she and Carol Tavris have written Psychology; Psychology in Perspective; and The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective.

Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary program in social psychology at the University of Michigan. She writes and lectures extensively on diverse topics in psychological science and critical thinking. In addition to working with Carole Wade, Dr. Tavris is coauthor with Elliot Aronson of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. She is also author of The Mismeasure of Woman and Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. Many of her book reviews and opinion essays have been collected in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychology to Think Critically About Issues in the News.

Contributor Alan Swinkels is Professor and Chair of Psychology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has received numerous research, advising, and teaching awards throughout his career, including being recognized as a Texas State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Psychology?
2. How Psychologists Do Research
3. Genes, Evolution, and Environment
4. The Brain and Nervous System
5. Body Rhythms and Mental States
6. Sensation and Perception
7. Learning and Conditioning
8. Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
9. Thinking and Intelligence
10. Memory
11. Emotion, Stress, and Health
12. Motivation
13. Development over the Lifespan
14. Theories of Personality
15. Psychological Disorders
16. Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

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