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Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-29501-3
560 pages
October 2016, ©2017
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Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition balances comprehensive coverage of the key concepts in introductory Psychology with a concise writing style and engages students with current and interesting research that explores these concepts in real-life contexts. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how a basic knowledge of psychology can benefit them in their careers and daily lives.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and research Methods

2. Neuroscience and Biological Foundations

3. Stress and Health Psychology

4. Sensation and Perception

5. States of Consciousness

6. Learning

7. Memory

8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

9. Life Span Development

10. Motivation and Emotion

11. Personality

12. Psychological Disorders

13. Therapy

14. Social Psychology

15. Gender and Human Sexuality

16. Industrial/organizational Psychology

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New to This Edition

  • PositivePsych offer numerous examples and applications from the field of positive psychology, applying key concepts in real world contexts with an emphasis on optimal human functioning.
  • Animations in WileyPLUS Learning Space illustrate difficult-to-learn concepts from a real world perspective right where they’re discussed in the text.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • UPDATED Teaching and Assessment Resources include an Instructor’s Manual, Lecture PowerPoint and Media Enriched PowerPoint presentations, and a Test Bank.
  • UPDATED PsychScience offer an expanded discussion of the latest psychological research on various “Hot Topics”, with a challenge to students to identify and discuss the type of research presented.
  • WileyPLUS Learning Space offers a powerful collection of MultimediaResources in addition to new Animations. These include 50 psychology videos connecting key psychology concepts and themes to current issues in the news, 30tutorial videos which provide students with explanations and examples of some of the most challenging concepts in psychology, and 20 virtual field trips showing visits to places such as a neuroimaging center, a film studio where 3-D movies are created, and a sleep laboratory.
  • Psychology and You helps students apply the concepts they are learning to their daily lives.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
PowerPoint Presentations
Our PowerPoint presentations contain a combination of key concepts allowing you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and problems from the textbook.
Instructor's Manual
Offers helpful teaching ideas, advice on course development, sample assignments, learning objectives, lecture outlines, class exercises, lecture notes, chapter reviews, and more!
Image Gallery
Use this digital repository of images displayed throughout the textbook to enliven your PowerPoint slides and interact with the reading assignments in the classroom.
Test Bank
Test your students' comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions.
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Students Resources
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Student Lecture Notes
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