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Psychology

An Exploration
4th Edition

Saundra Ciccarelli, Saundra Ciccarelli, J. White

Nov 2017, Paperback, 688 pages
ISBN13: 9780134517964
ISBN10: 0134517962
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For courses in Introductory Psychology

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Throughout Psychology: An Exploration, 4th Edition, Saundra Ciccarelli and J. Noland White employ a learner-centered, assessment-driven approach that maximizes student engagement, and helps educators keep students on track. In this brief text, the authors draw students into the discipline by showing how psychology relates to their own lives. Clear learning objectives, based on the recommended APA undergraduate learning outcomes, guide students through the material. And assessment tied to these learning objectives lets students check their understanding, while allowing instructors to monitor class progress and intervene when necessary to bolster student performance.

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Psychology in Action: Secrets for Surviving College and Improving Your Grades
1. The Science of Psychology
2. The Biological Perspective
3. Sensation and Perception
4. Consciousness
5. Learning
6. Memory
7. Cognition
8. Development Across the Life Span
9. Motivation, Stress, and Emotion
10. Social Psychology
11. Theories of Personality
12. Psychological Disorders
13. Psychological Therapies
Appendix A: Statistics in Psychology
Appendix B: Applied Psychology and Psychology Careers

A learner-centered approach engages students deeply in the study of psychology

  • An engaging writing style helps awakens students’ curiosity and energizes their desire to learn about psychology.
  • Comprehensive coverage of key research enables students to achieve a thorough understanding of the discipline, top to bottom.
  • A hands-on approach, with various in-text activities, gets students learning actively, so they’ll master psychological concepts more readily.

A greater emphasis on APA learning goals helps students master the skills they need to succeed
  • In writing Psychology: An Exploration, the authors have used the American Psychological Association (APA) goals and assessment recommendations as guidelines for structuring content and integrating the teaching and homework materials. By focusing on core competencies and successful methods of assessment, the authors strive to best enhance learning and facilitate successful learning outcomes.
  • Based on APA recommendations, each chapter is structured around detailed learning objectives. All of the instructor and student resources are also organized around these objectives, making the text and resources a fully integrated system of study. The flexibility of these resources allows instructors to choose which learning objectives are important in their courses as well as which content they want their students to focus on.
  • UPDATED! The introductory chapter, Psychology in Action, has been restructured around eight modules that address many of the APA learning goals for the undergraduate psychology major.

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Psychology: An Exploration, 4th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. The Revel version includes the following key features.
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Saundra K. Ciccarelli is a professor emeritus of psychology at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science. Originally interested in a career as a researcher in the development of language and intelligence in developmentally delayed children and adolescents, Dr. Ciccarelli had publications in the American Journal of Mental Deficiency while still at Peabody. However, she discovered a love of teaching early in her career. This led her to the position at Gulf Coast State College, where she taught Introductory Psychology and Human Development for more than 30 years. Her students loved her enthusiasm for the field of psychology and the many anecdotes and examples she used to bring psychology to life for them. Before writing this text, Dr. Ciccarelli authored numerous ancillary materials for several introductory psychology and human development texts.

J. Noland White is a professor of psychology at Georgia College & State University (Georgia College), Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University, located in Milledgeville. He received his A.A. in psychology from Macon State College and both his B.S. and M.S. in psychology from Georgia College. After receiving his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee, he joined the faculty of Georgia College in 2001. He was a recipient of the Georgia College Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. Dr. White currently teaches Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Behavioral Neuroscience, Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience, Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Senior Seminar, and a section of Advanced Research Methods focusing on psychophysiology. He has an active lab and, with his students, is investigating the psychophysiological characteristics and neuropsychological performance of adults with and without ADHD. Outside of the lab, Dr. White is engaged in a variety of activities centered around the use and development of effective assessment strategies in individual psychology courses, and in developing effective strategies for departments or programs in psychology overall. Dr. White is also a licensed psychologist and has worked primarily with adolescents and adults, in a variety of clinical and community settings.