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Psychological Science

Fifth International Student Edition

Paperback

Michael Gazzaniga (Author), Diane Halpern (Author)

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CURRENT RESEARCH GUARANTEES THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE BASE IN PSYCHOLOGY

In addition to including the historical studies and theories that are essential to grasping the foundations of psychology, Psychological Science, fifth edition, gives students a compelling insider’s look into the groundbreaking questions psychologists explore today. Neuroscience, a hallmark of the text, has been extended beyond the “Brain and Behavior” chapter to show how modern brain science informs all areas of psychology. The “Personality” and “Social Psychology” chapters have also been substantially revised to reflect current work, such as major studies of modern racism.

INQUIZITIVE: PLAY WITH A PURPOSE

InQuizitive, a formative, adaptive online tool, improves student comprehension of major concepts by quizzes personalised to help individual students get help where they need it most. Engaging, gamelike elements motivate students as they learn.

AN EMPHASIS ON SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND CRITICAL THINKING


Psychological reasoning, a new theme in Psychological Science, can help improve critical thinking skills not only in the classroom but also in the workplace and everyday life. “What to Believe? Using Psychological Reasoning”, a feature showcased in each chapter, discusses major biases in psychological reasoning and explores them through aspects of pop culture and common situations that students can relate to. For example, the Chapter 1 “Psychological Reasoning” feature uses perception of singing talent on American Idol to examine the self-serving bias. The Chapter 2 feature analyses illusory shooting streaks in sports.

ZAPS 2.0: NORTON INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY LABS


ZAPS helps students examine over 20 core concepts in the text as they conduct online experiments, gather and explore data and share results. Each lab is introduced by a brief video that shows how the topic connects to students’ lives. Students then engage in a hands-on experience that, in most labs, produces data based on their individual responses. The theories behind the concepts are then explained alongside the data the student has generated. A new assessment component lets students confirm that they understand the concept.

FOSTER ETHICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD


Throughout the fifth edition, carefully selected examples and a dynamic visual programme expose students to issues of gender and sexuality, ethics and diversity. One such topic is the impact of cochlear implants on deaf culture. Instructors also receive Michael Gazzaniga’s “On Ethics” essays, with related activity suggestions.

GIVE STUDENTS THE SKILLS THEY NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Psychological Science, fifth edition, helps students effectively apply psychology to their everyday lives and career goals. “Using Psychology in Your Life” features, which appear in every chapter, show students how to use the psychological concepts they learn to navigate such areas as emotional regulation in the workplace. New MCAT questions for psychology are available for instructors to assign to further ensure student comprehension.

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