Psychology (Hardback)Lewis M. Barker (author)
Hardback 768 Pages / Published: 26/11/2001
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For Introduction to Psychology courses. Takes a unifying theme of adaptation, presented consistently throughout the text with comprehensive and balanced coverage of all perspectives in psychology, Barker's new text revolutionizes the introductory course and presents students with psychology as a "dynamic science". - Adaptation Theme - Adaptation theme is presented at the onset of each chapter and flows throughout the text: Adaptation to evolution and adaptation to a challenging environment. - Balanced Approach - While adaptiveness is the central theme of the book, Barker presents "all perspectives in psychology.". - Chapter-Opening Vignettes - Each chapter begins with an opening story setting the stage for the chapter, immersing the student into the material. - Interim Summaries - "Check-points" found after each main section - Provides the student with several mini-summaries within each chapter helping the reader to understand what was just read before moving on to the next major topic. - Marginal Glossary - Runs throughout the text - Provides students with succinct definitions of the terms discussed within the chapter. - Links - Link forward and Link back demonstrate how psychology is an interrelated science - Encourages the student to link back, to re-examine what was previously learned or to link forward, to preview what will be introduced. Provides a context for what is being studied and how the topic relates to other areas within the field of psychology. - For Further Thought - Gives students the opportunity to take their learning one step further. These thought provoking questions give the students the opportunity to critically analyze the material and to further explore the questions by accessing the texts website which shares this feature. - Concluding Thoughts - Author summarizes the chapter - Captures the critical points of the chapter for the reader. - Historical Perspective - Provides the background to understand the field as a dynamically evolving science and to see "where we have been in psychology and where we are going." - Technology Package - Robust text specific website (access code protected) (www.prenhall.com/barker) - Includes Chapter Objectives; Review Questions for Key Terms and Concepts; Flash Cards Game; Further Thought, Critical Thinking, and Media Activities; Self-Quiz Section; Media quiz (these questions will be based on the CD-ROM videos and all media components of the texts package); Cumulative quiz; Web Destinations; and PowerPoint slides - Gives students the opportunity to further explore and study the discipline on the World Wide Web.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 1754 g
Dimensions: 285 x 225 x 28 mm
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