Introduction to Psychology: An Asia Edition,
1st Edition

James W. Kalat, Ivy Yee Man Lau, Jennifer Tong Yuk Yue

ISBN-13: 9789814896276 | ISBN-10: 9814896276

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 628 pages

List Price USD $189.00


Introduction to Psychology heeds the increasing awareness of psychology as an understanding of people not just in North America and Western Europe, but also around the world. The text covers examples that Asian students can relate to and empirical studies that are aimed at understanding cultural influence on people’s thought, emotions, and behavior. Each chapter presents particular research studies in detail, including limitations in some examples. It helps to hone students’ critical evaluation of psychological research evidence. In addition, the case studies providing everyday contexts for students to practice application of the theories and findings are also discussed in the book to enable a better understanding of concepts.

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James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught Introduction to Psychology and Biological Psychology courses from 1977 through 2012. He also is the author of BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 13th Edition and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION, 3rd Edition. In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology and other topics. Dr. Kalat served twice as program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science. He received an A.B. degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

IVY YEE MAN LAU is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Singapore Management University. She is a social psychologist who is most interested in understanding cultural influence on people’s thought, emotions, and behavior. She believes that it is important that psychology textbooks are relatable to students from diverse cultural backgrounds. For most students, Introduction to Psychology is their first contact with the discipline of Psychology. She finds it gratifying to see an “Ah-ha” expression on students’ faces in class when they realize the relevance of psychological research and findings to their everyday life.

JENNIFER TONG YUK YUE is a social psychologist by training, and had been teaching Social Psychology and Research Methods at the Singapore Management University for over a decade. She is fascinated by how the automatic thinking process – processing of information in mind that happens out of conscious awareness – makes humans efficient some times, and wrong at other times. She also conducts research on factors affecting the way we form impressions of other people.

  • Try It Yourself activities enhance understanding and recollection of psychological principles.
  • MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.
  • The modular format of the text helps students focus on particular sections.

Table of Contents

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1 What Is Psychology?
2 Scientific Methods in Psychology
3 Biological Psychology
4 Sensation and Perception
5 Development
6 Learning
7 Memory
8 Cognition and Language
9 Intelligence
10 Consciousness
11 Motivated Behaviors
12 Emotions, Stress, and Health
13 Social Psychology
14 Personality
15 Abnormal Psychology: Disorders and Treatment

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Introduction to Psychology: An Asia Edition

  • ISBN-10: 9814896276
  • ISBN-13: 9789814896276

Price USD$ 189.00


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