Franklin

Introduction to psychology [electronic resource] .

Publication:
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2015-
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (some colour)
Updated irregularly.
Series:
Open Textbook Library.
Open textbook library.
Distribution:
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library.
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Subjects:
Psychology -- Textbooks.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult - much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course is relevant to your students? Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. Five or ten years from now, he does not expect his students to remember the details of most of what he teaches them. However, he does hope that they will remember that psychology matters because it helps us understand behavior and that our knowledge of psychology is based on empirical study. This book is designed to facilitate these learning outcomes, and he has used three techniques to help focus students on behavior."--Open Textbook Library.
Contents:
Introducing psychology
Psychological science
Brains, bodies, and behavior
Sensing and perceiving
States of consciousness
Growing and developing
Learning
Remembering and judging
Intelligence and language
Emotions and motivations
Personality
Defining psychological disorders
Treating psychological disorders
Psychology in our social lives.
Notes:
Author removed at request of original publisher. This edition adapted from a work originally produced in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that it not receive attribution.
Includes bibliographical references.
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 "No Rights Reserved" license.
Description based on online version, 2015 edition; Title from PDF (viewed on July 20, 2016)
Contributor:
Open Textbook Library, distributor.
ISBN:
1936126486
9781936126484
OCLC:
953799262
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star