Psychology: Modules for Active Learning,
15th Edition

Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer, Tanya S. Martini

ISBN-13: 9780357371596 | ISBN-10: 0357371593

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 832 pages

List Price USD $196.95


Coon, Mitterer and Martini's bestselling PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, 15th Edition combines clear learning objectives, an engaging style, appealing visuals and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one fascinating text. Fully updated, it includes new content that takes you beyond learning psychology as a set of facts to learning skills that make a difference in your everyday life and future career. Active learning modules teach you about information literacy, behaving ethically, giving memorable presentations, leadership, teamwork, coping with stress, optimism and many other topics that you can apply right away. The text is also available with MindTap, a digital learning experience featuring an e-book, videos, study tools and more.

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Meet the Authors

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Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona.

John O. Mitterer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. He has taught psychology at Brock University to more than 25,000 psychology students. Mitterer was the recipient of the 2003 Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2003 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award, a 2004 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 2005 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, and the 2010 Brock University Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. He also held a three-year Brock Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence.

Tanya Martini obtained her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Toronto and is a professor in the psychology department at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She has been awarded the Brock University Distinguished Teaching Award and the Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence. In addition to introductory psychology, she has also taught research methods and two courses designed to facilitate students' understanding of career-related skills. Dr. Martini's research explores skill-based learning outcomes in post-secondary education, and her most recent work has investigated students' views concerning skill-based learning across their degree program. She has a particular interest in students' ability to articulate the competencies that underlie skills such as critical thinking and collaboration, and their ability to recognize how university assignments foster transferable skills that are of interest to employers. Her research in this area was recognized by an appointment to the advisory board of the Future Skills Centre in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada.

  • More student-friendly than ever, the new 15th Edition has moved away from the SQ4R format to one that emphasizes Bloom's taxonomy, including new learning-focused outcomes at the beginning of each module.
  • Formative assessments in the new "Reflective Practice" (formerly "Knowledge Builder") sections of each module have been updated to better align with Bloom's taxonomy -- particularly the higher levels -- giving students the opportunity to reflect and learn at all levels of the taxonomy. The new focus and features are valuable for instructors working to address Bloom's-focused learning objectives that are often imposed at the state or departmental level.
  • A completely revamped module cluster on learning works to further clarify the principles of classical and operant conditioning (which are empirically demonstrated to be among the hardest for students to learn) and clearly demonstrate their relevance in everyday life. In addition, the section on observational and cognitive learning has been significantly expanded to provide more information about school and educational psychology -- two popular topics for potential educators and clinicians who are taking the course.
  • Thoroughly revised and updated, the Instructor Manual includes dozens of new ideas for videos and activities to supplement classroom lectures.
  • An all-new section on community psychology in the module cluster related to applied psychology provides the latest information about this exciting subfield of psychology that is experiencing significant growth.
  • Providing insight that is both practical and applicable to students, the authors relate course material to everyday life with an engaging style and frequent use of familiar, relevant analogies.
  • Four integrative themes throughout the book spotlight the growing significance of neuroscience, the centrality of self-knowledge and the importance of considering both cultural and gender diversity. Tables illustrating how these themes are repeatedly revisited throughout the book can be found in the preface.
  • The modules are consistent with new American Psychological Association (APA) learning outcomes for introductory psychology as well as the broader APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. For instructors who are working toward state- or department-specified learning outcomes that fall within these parameters, the content and organization of the text make it easy to demonstrate a commitment to meeting these objectives.
  • Fully integrated with MindTap, the text encourages active student engagement by offering intuitive metaphors, constantly inviting self-exploration of key topics and posing critical thinking questions that invite students to challenge their own "common sense" assumptions.
  • While modules may be covered in any order, they are still richly interlinked in this edition to illustrate the interconnectedness of the field of psychology.
  • Skills in Action modules end each module cluster (see Modules 6, 11, 16, 22, 26, etc.), taking students beyond learning psychology as a set of facts to learning psychology skills that make a difference in their lives and careers. Topics include information literacy, behaving ethically, giving memorable presentations, leadership and many others.

Table of Contents

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1. The Psychology of Reflective Studying.
2. Introducing Psychology: Psychology, Critical Thinking, and Science.
3. Introducing Psychology: Psychology Then and Now.
4. Introducing Psychology: The Psychology Experiment.
5. Introducing Psychology: Nonexperimental Research Methods.
6. Introducing Psychology Skills in Action: Information Literacy.
7. Brain and Behavior: The Nervous System.
8. Brain and Behavior: Brain Research.
9. Brain and Behavior: Hemispheres and Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex.
10. Brain and Behavior: The Subcortex and Endocrine System.
11. Brain and Behavior Skills in Action: Self Regulation.
12. Human Development: Heredity and Environment.
13. Human Development: Emotional and Social Development in Childhood.
14. Human Development: Language and Cognitive Development in Childhood.
15. Human Development: Adolescence and Adulthood.
16. Human Development Skills in Action: Behaving Ethically.
17. Sensation and Perception: Sensory Processes.
18. Sensation and Perception: Vision.
19. Sensation and Perception: The Other Senses.
20. Sensation and Perception: Perceptual Processes.
21. Sensation and Perception: Perception and Objectivity.
22. Sensation and Perception Skills in Action: Communication.
23. Consciousness: States of Consciousness.
24. Consciousness: Sleep and Dreams.
25. Consciousness: Psychoactive Drugs.
26. Consciousness Skills in Action: Metacognition.
27. Conditioning and Learning: Classical Conditioning
28. Conditioning and Learning: Operant Conditioning.
29. Conditioning and Learning: Observational Learning.
30. Conditioning and Learning: Cognitive Learning.
31. Conditioning and Learning Skills in Action: Behavioral Self-Management.
32. Memory: Memory Systems.
33. Memory: Measuring Memory.
34. Memory: Forgetting.
35. Memory: Exceptional Memory.
36. Memory Skills in Action: Giving Memorable Presentations.
37. Cognition and Intelligence: Modes of Thought.
38. Cognition and Intelligence: Problem Solving.
39. Cognition and Intelligence: Creative Thinking and Intuition.
40. Cognition and Intelligence: Intelligence.
41. Cognition and Intelligence Skills in Action: Creativity and Innovation.
42. Motivation and Emotion: Overview of Motives and Emotions.
43. Motivation and Emotion: Motivation in Detail.
44. Motivation and Emotion: Emotion in Detail.
45. Motivation and Emotion Skills in Action: Positivity and Optimism.
46. Human Sexuality: Sexual Development and Orientation.
47. Human Sexuality: Gender Development, Androgyny, and Gender Variance.
48. Human Sexuality: Sexual Behavior, Response, and Attitudes.
49. Human Sexuality Skills in Action: Diversity and Inclusion.
50. Personality: Overview of Personality.
51. Personality: Trait Theories.
52. Personality: Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Theories.
53. Personality: Behavioral and Social Learning Theories.
54. Personality Skills in Action: Leadership.
55. Health Psychology: Overview of Health Psychology.
56. Health Psychology: Stressors.
57. Health Psychology: Coping with Stress.
58. Health Psychology: Stress and Health.
59. Health Psychology Skills in Action: Stress Management.
60. Psychological Disorders: Normality and Psychopathology.
61. Psychological Disorders: Psychosis, Delusional Disorders, and Schizophrenia.
62. Psychological Disorders: Mood Disorders.
63. Psychological Disorders: Anxiety, Anxiety-Related, and Personality Disorders.
64. Psychological Disorders Skills in Action: Facing Mental Health Issues.
65. Therapies: Treating Psychological Distress.
66. Therapies: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Cognitive Therapies.
67. Therapies: Behavior Therapies.
68. Therapies: Medical Therapies.
69. Therapies in Action: Emotional Intelligence.
70. Social Psychology: Social Behavior and Cognition.
71. Social Psychology: Social Influence.
72. Social Psychology: Prosocial Behavior.
73. Social Psychology: Antisocial Behavior.
74. Social Psychology Skills in Action: Social Responsibility.
75. Applied Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
76. Applied Psychology: Environmental Psychology.
77. Applied Psychology: The Psychology of Law, Communities, and Sports.
78. Applied Psychology Skills in Action: Getting Ready for Work
Appendix. Behavioral Statistics.

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