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Psychology in Action, 11th Edition

December 2014, ©2015
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Engage and inspire through active learning with Karen Huffman and new co-author, Katherine Dowdell’s Psychology in Action 11th Edition Binder Ready Version, the acknowledged leader of active learning and student success. Designed for introductory psychology courses, this flagship book helps students examine their own personal studying and learning styles with several new pedagogical aids -- encouraging students to apply what they are learning to their everyday lives. Through its welcoming voice, Psychology in Action 11th Edition Binder Ready Version continues to offer a program with ongoing study tips and psychological techniques for mastering the material. This text is an unbound, binder-ready version.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Research Methods

Chapter 2: Neurosciences and Biological Foundations

Chapter 3: Stress and Health Management

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

Chapter 5: States of Consciousness

Chapter 6: Learning

Chapter 7: Memory

Chapter 8: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

Chapter 9: Life Span Development I

Chapter 10: Life Span Development II

Chapter 11: Gender and Human Sexuality

Chapter 12: Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 13: Personality

Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders

Chapter 15: Therapy

Chapter 16: Social Psychology

Bonus Chapters in WileyPLUS

Chapter 17: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Chapter 18: Human Performance in a Global Economy

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New To This Edition

  • New co-author Katherine Dowdell, Psychology Professor at Des Moines Area Community College, a longtime user of Psychology in Action with WileyPLUS.
  • New videos, featuring authors Karen Huffman and Katherine Dowdell, cover core topics in Psychology and feature active learning demonstrations.
  • New instructor’s guide to classroom demonstration videos, prepared by Melissa Patton, Eastern Florida State College, provides instructors with a visual, step-by-step guide to incorporating engaging and relevant classroom demonstrations for each chapter.
  • Exciting, evidence-based new in-text features, such as Objectives At A Glance and Chapter Review Application Quiz, offers students additional guidance and feedback throughout their journey in Psychology.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Psychology in Action is a market-leading Intro to Psych program written by Karen Huffman and Katherine Dowdell, leading authorities in active learning.

  • Driven by themes of student engagement, thorough pedagogy and learning-by-doing, this title has empowered thousands of students to retain the concepts of psychology by learning in a way that is meaningful to them.
  • Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. WileyPLUS with ORION helps students learn by learning about them. 

WileyPLUS Learning Space: WileyPLUS Learning Space is an easy way for students to learn, collaborate, and grow. With WileyPLUS Learning Space, students create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections as they interact with the course material and each other.

Through a combination of dynamic course materials and visual reports, this collaborative learning environment gives you and your students immediate insight into strengths and problem areas in order to act on what’s most important.

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
90+ Wiley Psychology Videos
Represent a collection of brief video clips, applying psychology concepts and themes to issues in the news.
50 Tutorial Videos
Provide your students with explanations and examples of some of the most challenging concepts in psychology. These 3–5 minute videos reflect the richness and diversity of psychology.
20+ Wiley Psychology Animations
Explore key concepts and themes in psychology, going beyond what is presented in the book to provide additional visual examples and descriptive narration.
20 Virtual Field Trips
Allow your students to view psychology concepts in the real world as they’ve never seen them before. These 5–10 minute virtual field trips include visits to places such as a neuroimaging center, a film studio where 3-D movies are created, and a sleep laboratory, to name a few.
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.
Instructor Activity Videos
New to this edition, each chapter includes an instructor activity. Melissa Patton at Eastern Florida State College, CoCoa Campus describes and demonstrates an active learning exercise that can be used to enrich lectures.
Instructor Media Guide and Course Plan
Provides teaching suggestions for each chapter of the text, including lecture starters, lecture extensions, classroom discussions and activities, out-of-the-classroom assignments, internet and print resources, and more.
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.
Media Enriched PowerPoint presentations
Media Enriched PowerPoint presentations, available only in WileyPLUS, contain embedded links to multimedia sources, both video and animation, and can be modified according to your needs.
Pre-Lecture Questions
These quizzes can be assigned to students prior to lecture or for general review purposes.
Test Bank
Test your students' comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions.
Text Art PowerPoint Slides
These PowerPoint™ slides contain illustrations and line art from the text in a flexible digital format instructors can use for in-class presentations.
A research-based online environment for learning and assessment.
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
APA Undergraduate Learning Goals & Outcomes
A complete listing of all our learning objectives and their direct connection to the American Psychological learning goals for undergraduate psychology.
Author Preview Videos
New to this edition, authors Karen Huffman and Katherine Dowdell speak directly to students, introducing each chapter and pointing out how it is directly relevant to students’ lives.
Chapter Quiz
Contain multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, which provide immediate feedback with the correct answer.
Flash cards
Key Terms and Definitions prepared into flash cards for student study.
Handbook for Non-Native Speakers
This handbook clarifies idioms, special phrases, and difficult vocabulary to help students who do not use English as their first language.
Practice Questions
Gives students a way to test themselves on course material before exams.
A research-based online environment for learning and assessment.
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Psychology in Action, 11th Edition
ISBN : 978-1-119-03106-2
688 pages
November 2014, ©2015
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Psychology in Action, Binder Ready Version, 11th Edition
ISBN : 978-1-119-00059-4
688 pages
December 2014, ©2015
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