Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind,
3rd Edition

John T. Cacioppo, Laura A. Freberg

ISBN-13: 9781337561815 | ISBN-10: 1337561819

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 784 pages

List Price USD $189.95


No matter your field of study, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg believe that psychology has insights that are relevant to you. As a hub science, psychology is a discipline whose work provides foundational material for many other scientific fields. The authors present a cohesive understanding of the field, highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. Through DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY's smart and engaging writing, illuminating visuals, and sound science, you'll discover that the field of psychology is larger, more diverse, more exciting, and more relevant than you may have realized. You'll also improve your critical thinking skills, gain an understanding of research, and get a glimpse of the current state of science about the mind.

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Meet the Authors

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John T. Cacioppo was the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. A former chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he also was a past president of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. His numerous awards include the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cacioppo was a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

Laura A. Freberg is professor of psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches Introductory Psychology and Biological Psychology courses, both online and face-to-face. She also enjoys experimenting with technology and social media in the classroom. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994 and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. A past president of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Dr. Freberg is the current psychology consultant for The New York Times InEducation program. She has authored four editions of DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Cengage), and with John Cacioppo, she co-authored three editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage). In addition, she is lead author of RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (TopHat Monocle). She received her Ph.D. from UCLA.

  • A new "Diverse Voices in Psychology" feature in each chapter augments diversity content integrated throughout the textbook -- and reinforces psychology's relevance to the understanding of diversity. Topics include ethics associated with genetic research using vulnerable participants (Ch. 3), "shooter bias" (Ch. 13), and culturally competent counseling and psychotherapy (Ch. 15).
  • A new feature in each chapter, "Psychology Takes on Real World Problems," meets recommendations of the APA 2014 report, "Strengthening the Common Core of the Introductory Psychology Course." To implement the report's suggested Big Problems approach, each feature shows how the chapter material relates to a familiar, relevant topic -- cyberbullying. By reading all 16 sections, students see how the many facets of psychology (e.g., gene-environment interaction, motivation, self-regulation) contribute to understanding the causes of, and solutions to, an important issue.
  • The science is updated in each chapter, providing the most current possible approach to the subject matter.
  • Chapter prologues show big picture and micro views of the chapter topic, providing a window into how the integration of psychology as a science provides a larger perspective for the psychology student.
  • "Connecting to Research" highlights classic and contemporary studies relevant to chapter material.
  • "Thinking Scientifically" models critical-thinking skills by providing students with an opportunity to critique a piece of research.
  • "Interpersonal Relationships" features show how various psychological perspectives (e.g., methodological, social psychological) can be applied to increase understanding of a single topic. The authors explore a topic students from all walks of life will find interesting and relevant -- how to build and maintain significant social relationships.
  • "Visual Summary Tables" present key chapter concepts at the end of each major section, with visual cues to help students remember and learn.
  • The book explores six integrative perspectives within psychology (social psychology/social neuroscience, cognition, biology/evolution, development, personality/individual differences, and clinical psychology).
  • "Experiencing Psychology" provides hands-on, experiential activities for students.
  • "Psychology as a Hub Science," integrated into the chapter narrative and identified by an icon, broadens the discussion of a topic to include ways in which psychology is engaged in cooperative science with other disciplines. This feature helps undergraduates to see how what they are learning in intro psychology will help them no matter what they major in.

Table of Contents

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1. The Science of Mind (The Discipline of Psychology).
2. The Measure of Mind (Methods of Psychology).
3. The Evolving Mind (Nature and Nurture Intertwined).
4. The Biological Mind (The Physical Basis of Behavior).
5. The Perceiving Mind (Sensation and Perception).
6. The Aware Mind (Elements of Consciousness).
7. The Feeling Mind (Emotion and Motivation).
8. The Adaptive Mind (Learning).
9. The Knowing Mind (Memory).
10. The Thinking Mind (Thinking, Language, and Intelligence).
11. The Developing Mind (Life Span Development).
12. The Individual Mind (Personality and The Self).
13. The Connected Mind (Social Psychology).
14. The Troubled Mind (Psychological Disorders).
15. Healing the Troubled Mind (Therapy).
16. The Healthy Mind (Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology).

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