Introduction to Psychology, International Edition 10e
ISBN-13: 9781285061306 / ISBN-10: 1285061306
Rod Plotnik and Haig Kouyoumdjian’s modular, visual approach to the fundamentals of psychology makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining. As the pioneer of what’s become known as the “visual” or “magazine style” text, Plotnik’s INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 10E, International Edition remains the one developed on the strongest foundation of visual learning theory and research. Each and every page is individually planned, written, and formatted to effectively incorporate the use of Visual Cues, which help students to better remember information. The text also utilizes “chunking,” a method of breaking concepts down into small, easily digested sections that help students learn at their own pace, and give instructors great flexibility in planning their courses. The Tenth Edition features a contemporary new design, over 500 new visuals, timely new topic coverage, and over 1,000 new references, all from recent years. The authors’ commitment to visual learning is also reflected in the text’s comprehensive ancillary package.
Part I: PSYCHOLOGY'S FOUNDATIONS AND METHODS OF RESEARCH.
1. Discovering Psychology.
2. Psychology and Science.
Part II: THE BRAIN, BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR.
3. Brain's Building Blocks.
4. Incredible Nervous System.
Part III: SENSING AND PERCEIVING.
Part IV: CONSCIOUSNESS.
7. Sleep and Dreams.
8. Hypnosis and Drugs.
Part V: LEARNING.
9. Classical Conditioning.
10. Operant and Cognitive Approaches.
Part VI: MEMORY.
11. Types of Memory.
12. Remembering and Forgetting.
Part VII: COGNITION.
14. Thought and Language.
Part VIII: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION.
Part IX: The Developing Human.
17. Infancy and Childhood.
18. Adolescence and Adulthood.
Part X: PERSONALITY.
19. Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Theories.
20. Social and Cognitive and Trait Theories.
Part XI: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY.
21. Health, Stress and Coping.
Part XII: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS.
22. Assessment and Anxiety Disorders.
23. Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia.
Part XIII: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
25. Social Cognition and Behavior.
"…A visually appealing, interesting, and unique introductory textbook that could help students better understand the field psychology."
"This text is presented in module format, making it versatile and adaptable to individual instructors' preferences. The material is presented in a format that is easily accessible to students, complete with helpful review questions to aid in studying."
"A solid, easy-to-read intro-level textbook that makes excellent use of illustrations to draw in the reader or explain concepts. It would be well received by students who are big on visual learning…"
"The major strength of this book is the examples. Often times it is essential for students to have the ability to relate the text, concepts, or ideas to something they have experienced."
Rod Plotnik earned his Ph.D. as a biological psychologist from the University of Florida and a post doctorate at Yale University. Early in his career, he realized the effectiveness of teaching students through visuals to get them excited about the material, a technique he utilizes throughout INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, now in its Tenth Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014).
Haig Kouyoumdjian's interest in psychology was sparked when he used Rod Plotnik's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY in his first psychology course. He later received a Master of Arts in psychology at San Diego State University, where he had the opportunity to work closely with Rod Plotnik, who at the time was a professor in the department and supervisor of the graduate teaching associates training program. Dr. Kouyoumdjian later earned his Ph.D. as a clinical psychologist from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has been teaching undergraduate psychology courses and authoring introductory psychology textbooks ever since.