Living Psychology, 1st Edition
November 2008, ©2009
Offering a more concise paperback text, Living Psychology presents a straightforward, logically intuitive, and easily customized system for learning. Each chapter emphasizes psychology's incredible applicability and relevance to everyday life, making the material easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. The reader will discover how the living science of psychology can improve almost every aspect of our individual livesas well as the world around us.
2. Neuroscience and Biological Foundations.
3. Stress and Health.
4. Sensation and Perception.
8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
9. Life Span Development.
10. Motivation and Emotion.
12. Psychological Disorders.
14. Social Psychology.
15. Living Psychology in a Global Economy.
Appendix A: Statistics and Psychology.
Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions.
It's about life. It's about time. Karen Huffman's Living Psychology is highly accessible, streamlined text with just the right balance of content, research, and pedagogy to engage students in a one-semester course.
Real Life. Drawing on scientific research and recent advances in neuroscience, behavioral genetics, cognitive psychology, and related fields, Living Psychology shows how to use psychology to better understand everyday life. Using proven hands-on, active learning tools, interactive exercises, video clips, photos, and animations.
Real Time. Because students and professors are so strongly pressed for time, we organized Living Psychology into 15 chapters, each of which is condensed into brief, manageable modules to help students focus on key content.
State of the art integrated technology. Living Psychology offers a wide array of media assets, including interactive exercises, video clips, photos, and animations, as well as cutting edge research, interactive assessment, and individualized feedback and grading. Living Psychology’s assets are carefully organized into logical, manageable units with easy, direct access for both the student and professor.
Increased Student and Professor Success. Living Psychology is a more concise approach and less expensive. In addition, the text also contains numerous “hands-on” active learning tools and pedagogical aids designed to meet the needs of under prepared and under motivated students and to fully engage the students in the content material.
Maximum Flexibility for Both Student and Professor. Living Psychology is a shorter text offering significant benefits to time pressured faculty and students, while also allowing instructors a chance to incorporate outside readings and other topics of personal interest without the pressure to “cover everything” in a traditional text.
Prefer an online environment? “Extra” material, such as Research Highlights, Gender and Cultural Diversity, Active Learning/Critical Thinking Exercises, and extended applications will be available electronically on the web in a password protected site. Professors can custom design their course by picking among electronic resources and assigning them as readings for their students.