Psychology Around Us, 2nd Canadian Edition
March 2015, ©2015
Chapter 1: Psychology: Yesterday and Today
Chapter 2: Psychology as a Science
Chapter 3: Neuroscience
Chapter 4: Human Development
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: Consciousness
Chapter 7: Learning
Chapter 8: Memory
Chapter 9: Language and Thought
Chapter 10: Intelligence
Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Social Psychology
Chapter 14: Stress, Coping, and Health
Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 16: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
- Ch. 3 (Human Development) and Ch. 4 (Neuroscience) have been switched to coincide with how most courses are taught.
- Ch. 11 (Motivation) and Ch. 12 (Emotion) have been merged into one chapter so there will now be 16 chapters instead of 17.
- Feature boxes have been reduced and streamlined; now there will be only two types: ‘Psychology Around Us’ and ‘Practically Speaking’.
- Updated references throughout.
- End-of-Chapter Self-Study Questions have been added, with answers provided, to help students do a quick check of key concepts covered
- The Integrated Approach of Comer 2ceillustrates the interrelations among the subfields of psychology: brain function, development, dysfunctions, and individual differences
- The Psychology Around Us feature provides examples that demonstrate the real-world relevance of psychology to students’ lives. Several of these features appear throughout each chapter, showing that the psychological principles under discussion are, indeed, all around us.
- Tying It Together: Your Brain and Behaviour are two-page art spreads that demonstrate exactly how our brain works when we engage in everyday activities such as eating pizza, studying a second language, or speaking in public. Three to four review and critical thinking questions are included with each spread.
- Learning Objectives for each chapter section identifies the most important material for students to understand while reading that section.
- Before You Go On follows each chapter section and helps students check their mastery of the important concepts covered. What Do You Know? questions prompt students to stop and review the key concepts just presented and encourage them to think critically on key aspects of the chapter.
- Practically Speaking boxes emphasize the practical application of everyday psychology. They allow students to apply the psychology they are learning in an active, meaningful way.
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