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Essentials of Psychology

Essentials of Psychology

First Edition

Other Titles in:
Psychology (General)

February 2022 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Recipient of the 2024 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Most Promising New Textbook Award
This award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

Psychology exists all around us. It influences politics, policy, social interactions, teaching and learning science, and even workplace practices. In Essentials of Psychology, authors Saul Kassin, Gregory J. Privitera, and Krisstal D. Clayton propel students into a clear, vibrant understanding of psychological science with an integrative, learn-by-doing approach. Students assume the role of a psychologist, carrying out experiments; and making predictions. Compelling storytelling, real-life examples, and the authors’ active practice approach encourages critical thinking and engagement.

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Student Success Guide
Moments in Psychology Around the World
Chapter 1 Psychology and Its Methods
Chapter 2 Behavioral Neuroscience
Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4 Consciousness
Chapter 5 Learning
Chapter 6 Memory
Chapter 7 Thought, Language, and Intelligence
Chapter 8 Personality
Chapter 9 Life Span Development and Its Contexts
Chapter 10 Social and Cultural Influences
Chapter 11 Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12 Health, Stress, and Wellness
Chapter 13 Psychological Disorders
Chapter 14 Treatment and Interventions
Appendix: Statistics in Psychology


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Good range of topics covered and written in an accessible way. It is suited to a L4 Intro to Psychology module rather than a L3 Access course, therefore added to reading list rather than as a core text.

Mr Nasrullah Anwar
Public Services, Runshaw College - Chorley
October 20, 2022