AE Introduction to Psychology,
16th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9789815077797
Copyright 2023 | Published
736 pages | List Price: USD $208.95

Welcome to the world of psychology--and a journey through the gateways to mind and behavior. Led by authors who get rave reviews from students and instructors alike, Gateways 16e addresses a number of student needs, including explicit sections that help connect each chapter to important employability skills that are relevant to a wide variety of career paths. New guided notes provide note-taking support for students who are new to college-level textbooks, helping them to extract key information from the text while learning important note-taking skills. Cutting edge research and world events such as Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have been woven throughout the text in the same conversational style that students have come to appreciate. Experience the fun of discovering Psychology with INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 16th Edition.


1. Psychology, Critical Thinking, and Science.
2. Brain and Behavior.
3. Human Development.
4. Sensation and Perception.
5. States of Consciousness.
6. Conditioning and Learning.
7. Memory.
8. Cognition, Language, and Creativity.
9. Intelligence.
10. Motivation and Emotion.
11. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
12. Personality.
13. Health, Stress, and Coping.
14. Psychological Disorders.
15. Therapies.
16. Social Thinking and Social Influence.
17. Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior.
18. Applied Psychology.
Appendix: Behavioral Statistics.
Name Index.
Subject Index/Glossary.

  • Dennis Coon

    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

    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 S. Martini

    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.

  • New, streamlined structure that allows instructors greater flexibility in customizing the textbook to the specific content being covered in their course.

  • Inclusion of learning outcomes at the beginning of each new topic.

  • New theme-based sections throughout the text that were written for compatibility with the 2019 APA-IPI initiative.

  • Inclusion of guided notes to aid students’ ability to make the most of their textbook.

  • Updated content that reflects the newest psychological research, as well as trends inspired by recent world events (e.g., Covid-19, Black Lives Matter).

  • Focus on inclusivity and diversity, including a complete chapter on gender and sexuality distinguishes the text from many other comprehensive Introductory Psychology texts.

  • Focus on an understanding of career-relevant skills, including the ways in which studying psychology can contribute to the development of such skills.

  • Built-in formative assessment (with feedback) at the end of each section within the chapters, allowing students to check their understanding at regular intervals.

  • Bridges provide brief in-text cross-references that connect a topic mentioned in one chapter to further discussion in another chapter. This feature helps students grasp the interconnection of ideas that characterizes contemporary Psychology.

  • Both the textbook and the test bank are explicitly keyed to the American Psychology Association's Curriculum Guidelines.

  • Chapter in Review lists key points for each section and reinforces key concepts.

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