Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding eBook (3e) : 9781488620355

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding eBook (3e)

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Pearson Australia
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About the book: The goal of this product is to empower students to apply scientific thinking to the psychology of their everyday lives. By applying scientific thinking—thinking that helps protect us against our tendencies to make mistakes—we can better evaluate claims about both laboratory research and daily life.

Students will emerge with the critical-thinking skills and open-minded scepticism they need to distinguish psychological misinformation from psychological information. The product is designed to encourage students to keep an open mind to new claims, but to insist on and evaluate evidence informing these claims.

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Table of contents
  • 1 Science and pseudoscience in psychology
  • 2 Research methods
  • 3 Biological psychology
  • 4 Sensation and perception
  • 5 Consciousness
  • 6 Learning
  • 7 Memory
  • 8 Thinking, reasoning and language
  • 9 Intelligence and IQ testing
  • 10 Human development
  • 11 Emotion and motivation
  • 12 Stress, coping and health
  • 13 Social psychology
  • 14 Cross-cultural psychology
  • 15 Personality
  • 16 Psychological disorders
  • 17 Psychological and biological treatments

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Features & benefits
  • Content mapped to APAC Graduate Competencies
  • List of learning objectives
  • Chapter-based:
    • Challenge Your Assumptions
    • Introduction
    • Psychomythology box
    • Mysteries of Psychological Science box
    • Evaluating Claims box
    • Fact or Fiction? quiz
    • Stop and Think
    • 6 Principles of Scientific Thinking flags
    • Images, figures and tables
    • Key terms/definitions
  • End-of-chapter:
    • Summary
    • Answers to Fact or Fiction quizzes
    • References
  • Six Principles of Scientific Thinking are flagged and include their description whenever the principles are referenced to reinforce these scientific thinking principles in students’ minds.
  • Content heavily localised and has been revised to include more Australian examples
  • Additions of qualitative research, epigenetics and positive psychology
  • Thorough update of citations, examples and statistics
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