Psych ,
7th Edition

Spencer A. Rathus

ISBN-13: 9780357432921 | ISBN-10: 0357432924

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 448 pages

List Price USD $93.00


Learn about psychology YOUR Way with Rathus' PSYCH, 7th edition, which combines the best of print and online resources! PSYCH's easy-reference textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters. With the textbook or on its own, PSYCH MindTap allows you to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards and practice quizzes. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you'll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. When it's time to study, everything you've flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize. Inspiring quotes from psychologists, authors and celebrities will motivate you to dive deeper, while Truth-or-Fiction questions enable you to check your understanding.

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Meet the Authors

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Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy and sexual dysfunctions. The author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, he has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.

  • INSPIRING INSIGHT: Quotes from respected psychologists, authors and celebrities throughout the text give students additional understanding and motivation.
  • CHAPTER REVIEWS: Helping students maximize their study time, chapters end with reviews that contain two elements that enable students to assess how well they have learned the material in the chapter: Total Recall! Fill in the Blanks & Multiple Choice.
  • TRUTH-OR-FICTION? ITEMS: These items pique readers' interest by challenging them to test their knowledge of psychological issues before they begin each chapter.
  • TRUTH BOXES AND FICTION BOXES: Found throughout each chapter, these boxes expand students' knowledge of psychology as they check the accuracy of their responses to the Truth-or-Fiction items as they progress through the material.
  • CHAPTER-OPENING VIGNETTES: Engaging and insightful vignettes immediately draw students into each chapter, helping them make personal connections with key concepts.
  • LEARNING OUTCOMES: These advance organizers give students a preview of what's ahead. Chapter sections are keyed to the Learning Outcomes, helping students focus on important content.
  • BOXED INSERTS: Connecting chapter concepts to real-world matters, inserts throughout the text relate material to current events and highlight interesting issues.
  • APPLICATIONS AND SELF-ASSESSMENTS: Each chapter has at least one application or self-assessment, enabling students to put what they learn into practice.
  • Your course. Your content. Only MindTap gives you complete control over your course. You have the flexibility to reorder textbook chapters, add your own notes and embed a variety of content including OER. Personalize course content to your students' needs. They can even read your notes, add their own and highlight key text to aid their progress.
  • Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment and analytics for instructors, PSYCH with MindTap engages students of all generations and learning styles and integrates seamlessly into your course -- setting the stage for thinking critically about Introductory/General Psychology.
  • Access everything you need in one place. Cut down on prep with preloaded, organized course materials in MindTap. Teach more efficiently with interactive multimedia, assignments, quizzes and more. And give your students the power to read, listen and study on their phones, so they can learn on their terms.
  • MindTap is an outcome-driven application that propels students from memorization to mastery. It's the only platform that gives you complete ownership of your course. With it, you can challenge every student, build their confidence and empower them to be unstoppable.
  • Empower your students to reach their potential. Twelve distinct metrics give you actionable insights into student engagement. Identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with struggling students. And students can track their scores to stay motivated toward their goals. Together, you can accelerate progress.
  • A dedicated team, whenever you need them. MindTap isn't just a tool; it's backed by a personalized team eager to support you. Get help setting up your course and tailoring it to your specific objectives. You'll be ready to make an impact from day one. And, we'll be right here to help you and your students throughout the semester -- and beyond.

Table of Contents

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1. What is Psychology?
2. Biology and Psychology.
3. Sensation and Perception.
4. Consciousness.
5. Learning.
6. Memory: Remembrance of Things Past--and Future.
7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.
8. Motivation and Emotion.
9. The Voyage through the Life Span.
10. Personality: Theory and Measurement.
11. Stress, Health, and Coping.
12. Psychological Disorders.
13. Methods of Therapy.
14. Social Psychology.

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  • ISBN-10: 0357432924
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