THINK Psychology (2e) : 9780132128407

THINK Psychology (2e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For introductory psychology courses at two and four year institutions.

THINK Psychology, 2/e covers the essentials every introductory psychology student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard introductory text,allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Psychology includes 18 chapters of contentgiving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.


THINK Psychology, 2/e provides currency and relevance through design, current examples and high-interest readings. The readings have been chosen from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications. With the concise presentation of material in the chapters, instructors have the option of incorporating these readings and helping students connect to issues occurring outside of the classroom.


An engaging visual design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will appeal to students and deliver the key concepts of Psychology in a way they can understand.




Table of contents
  • Chapter 01: Introduction
  • Chapter 02: Research Methods
  • Chapter 03: The Human Brain
  • Chapter 04: Genetics and Evolution
  • Chapter 05: Sensation and Perception
  • Chapter 06: Consciousness
  • Chapter 07: Learning
  • Chapter 08: Memory
  • Chapter 09: Cognition and Intelligence
  • Chapter 10: Human Development I: Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development
  • Chapter 11: Sex and Gender
  • Chapter 12: Human Development II: Social Development
  • Chapter 13: Emotion and Motivation
  • Chapter 14: Social Psychology
  • Chapter 15: Health and Stress
  • Chapter 16: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Chapter 17: Psychological Disorders
  • Chapter 18: Psychological Therapies
New to this edition

For the second edition, we have updated the text’s organization and content based upon feedback from instructors.  Highlights of the improvements to the second edition include:  


Reorganized Table of Contents.  The chapters have been re-ordered to improve the flow of material.


NEW Chapter Openers.  All of the chapter openers are new to this edition, including the attention-grabbing introductory vignettes and photos.


NEW End-of-chapter tests for every chapter.  All of the end-of-chapter test questions are new and have been checked for accuracy.



New readings in THINK Psychology, 2e

Reading #1: After Chapter 2, Research Methods

A two-part reading:  A Picture’s Worth: Partner Photographs Reduce Experimentally Induced Pain and Pain Relief Through Photography


Reading #2: After Chapter 3, The Human Brain

Uncovering “Brainscams”


Reading #3: After Chapter 14, Social Psychology

Why Ordinary People Torture Enemy Prisoners


Reading #4: After Chapter 16 Personality and Individual Differences

Facebook Profiles Reflect Actual Personality, Not Self-Idealization         


Features & benefits
  • Engaging visual design - designed for today's students - clean, open, full- colour design with exciting infographics.
  • 18 chapters - Informed by the latest research and the most current events.
  • Chapter length - average 15 page chapter length.
  • Value-Priced - less than half the costs of most introductory Psychology textbooks. 
  • Current and relevant readings - selections from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications, allow instructors to introduce students to primary source material. See below for a list of these readings. Instructors can also package the APS Current Directions in Introductory Psychology reader, edited by Abigail Baird.
  • TheThinkSpot - An open-access website with chapter-by-chapter quizzes, downloadable chapter-by-chapter study cards, and on-line flashcards.
  • Audio version - downloadable individual audio chapters available for the entire text. Ideal for students when they are commuting, working out, etc.


Chapter Organisation

  • Each chapter starts a high interest vignette and photograph, both designed to grab student’s attention and pull them into the chapter material
  • Opening key questions are provided to frame important topics in the upcoming chapter  
  • Running Glossary throughout the chapter gives students the list of key terms and definitions
  • Streamlined presentation of the material helps ensure students read the content—and don't skip over essential topics
  • Chapter Summary outlines the main topics of the chapter—revisiting the opening key questions
  • Test Your Understanding at the end of the chapter provides students with a sample test to assess their understanding of the chapter content
Author biography
Abigail A. Baird is a Professor of Psychology at Vassar College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and both a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Following completion of her Ph.D. She was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, at Dartmouth College.  Her numerous articles and presentations have covered topics such as adolescent brain development, cognitive regulation of emotion, juvenile justice, and manifestations of racial bias in mind brain and behaviour.
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