Psychology (AP® Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Douglas A. Bernstein; Louis A. Penner; Alison Clarke-Stewart; Edward J. Roy
  • ISBN-13: 9781111302719 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 980 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2006
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

PSYCHOLOGY, 9TH EDITION, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with a comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features new to the print program include streamlined content, integration of Positive Psychology throughout the text, and optional four-color "Neuropsychology" and "Industrial/Organizational Psychology" chapters. Leading-edge technology enhancements to the program include static and interactive eBooks; upgraded Flash-enabled Netlabs, Web tutorials, and animations; interactive Concept Maps; Active Learning and Critical Thinking Booklets; and a new DVD entitled Revealing Psychology.

Features

  • Linkages features, combined with the text narrative, highlight the network of relationships among psychology's subfields, helping students see the "big picture" of psychology as an interrelated discipline. A chapter-ending Linkages Diagram presents a set of questions that illustrate three of the ways in which material in the chapter is related to other chapters in the book.
  • Thinking Critically sections in each chapter make psychological processes more explicit and accessible by providing a five-question framework for analyzing evidence before drawing conclusions. Throughout the book, psychological phenomena are described in a way that first reveals the logic of the scientific enterprise, then identifies possible flaws in design or implementation, and finally leaves room for more questions and further research.
  • Focus on Research sections examine the ways in which research methods have been applied to help advance understanding of behavior and mental processes. Focus on Research is organized around 5 key questions: (1) What was the researcher's question? (2) How did the researcher answer the question? (3) What did the researcher find? (4) What do the results mean? (5) What do we still need to know?
  • In Review Charts summarize information in a convenient tabular format. Two to three Charts per chapter, accompanied by three fill-in-the-blank self-testing questions, help students review, integrate, and comprehend large chunks of information. Web-based tutorials are correlated to appropriate In Review Charts.
  • Chapter Outlines with Preview Questions include page references to the relevant sections of the chapter, to help students plan for the chapter material to follow.
  • Margin Glossaries with definitions and pronunciation key of terms enable students to access new words without interrupting their reading.
  • Try This icons prompt readers to actively try out the concepts and topics discussed.
  • Art program illustrations are clear, effective teaching tools rich with detail. The entire art program, as well as the text's overall design, has been modified to create a contemporary and stimulating learning environment. Instructional captions for all figures, tables, photographs, and cartoons reiterate core concepts and help with interpreting visual material.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Douglas A. Bernstein

    Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he served for many years as director of the introductory psychology program. He is currently affiliated as Courtesy Professor of Psychology at The University of South Florida, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at The University of Southampton in the UK. Dr. Bernstein chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.

  • Louis A. Penner

    Louis Penner is a social psychologist, formerly at The University of South Florida and now at Wayne State University as a member of the Center for Communication and Behavioral Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He also has an adjunct appointment at The Institute for Social Research at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Alison Clarke-Stewart

    Alison Clarke-Stewart is Professor of Psychology at UC, Irvine (Ph.D. Yale). She specializes in developmental psychology and is known for her research on the effects of day care on children.

  • Edward J. Roy

    Edward Roy is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois (Ph.D. Univ. Massachusetts). He specializes in biological psychology and does research in Neuroendocrinology.

New to this Edition

  • UPDATED key terms now match the key terms of the APA Dictionary and APA Thesaurus.
  • NEW "In Review" tables now feature 3-5 review questions to reinforce student learning and comprehension.
  • NEW "Talking Points" feature helps students summarize the chapter highlights and takeaways for family and friends without giving a lecture.
  • UPDATED photo program beautifully and appropriately illustrates chapter concepts and key topics.
  • NEW inside cover now features "How Does Psychology Apply to Other Fields" -- a list psychology applications to other fields, with page references.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)
    Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.
    Price = 12.75

Student Supplements

  • Revealing Psychology DVD  (ISBN-10: 0547014538 | ISBN-13: 9780547014531)
    Revealing Psychology Video (available on DVD) is ideal for both classroom presentation and on-line study. The clips include a refreshed and innovative Candid Camera-like segment depicting people in socially challenging situations, with a focus on applications of concepts and experimental variations; classic experiments in real-world context with a new look and feel; and personal profiles with interviews of real people talking about their lives in ways that illustrate social psychological principles.
    Price = 12.75