The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available. Using the APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes, the authors establish clear learning objectives for students and tie the text assessment to these objectives. Praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features, Ciccarelli focuses on getting students to actually read their textbook. The thirteen chapter table of contents covers the essentials that every introductory psychology student should know and fits easily into a one semester course.
Saundra K. Ciccarelli, Professor of Psychology for over 28 years at Gulf Coast Community College; Ph.D in developmental psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.
J. Noland White. Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Georgia College & State University; Ph.D. in Education from The University of Tennessee with a major in counseling psychology and specialty focus in neuropsychology.
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
Chapter 2: The Biological Perspective
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4: Learning
Chapter 5: Memory
Chapter 6: Consciousness and Cognition
Chapter 7: Development Across the Lifespan
Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 9: Stress and Health
Chapter 10: Social Psychology
Chapter 11: Theories of Personality and Intelligence
Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 13: Psychological Therapies