By Sandra E. Hockenbury, Don Hockenbury

Identify: studying Psychology
Hockenbury & Hockenbury
6th Edition

More than the other introductory psychology textbook, the Hockenburys’ short ebook offers the self-discipline with a special figuring out of today’s students—emphasizing its relevance and rapid effect on their lives. with out sacrificing technology, the authors draw on own reports and anecdotes to demonstrate crucial recommendations and significant study direction.

The Fourth version comprises enormous quantities of recent learn reviews all through, with specific realization to components of in depth present learn and enduring pupil curiosity, together with neuroscience, lifespan improvement, reminiscence, and gender and tradition matters. additionally new is the dramatically more advantageous media and vitamins package deal, providing extra methods than ever to assist scholars make the learn of psychology part of their world.

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22 • Phrenology: The Bumpy Road to Scientific Progress, p. 63 • Brain Myths, p. 79 • Subliminal Perception, p. , p. , p. 448 Critical Thinking Emphasis Another important goal of Discovering Psychology is to encourage the development of critical thinking skills. To that end, we do not present psychology as a series of terms, definitions, and facts to be skimmed and memorized. Rather, we try to give students an understanding of how particular topics evolve. In doing so, we also demonstrate the process of challenging preconceptions, evaluating evidence, and revising theories based on new evidence.

These discussions will help teach you how to think scientifically and critically evaluate claims. • Culture and Human Behavior boxes are another special feature of this text. Many students are unaware of the importance of cross-cultural research in contemporary psychology. These boxes highlight cultural differences in thinking and behavior. They will also sensitize you to the ways in which people’s behavior, including your own, has been influenced by cultural factors. • In Focus boxes present interesting information or research.

We are indebted to our colleagues who acted as reviewers throughout the development of the sixth edition of Discovering Psychology. Their thoughtful suggestions and advice helped us refine and strengthen this edition. To each and every reviewer, thank you for generously sharing your time and candid thoughts with us: Jackie Adamson, Del Mar College Thomas Baker, Indiana University Craig Bowden, Mid-State Technical College Deborah Caudell, Indiana University Bloomington Steven Christiansen, St. indd xl 11/8/12 3:31 PM TO THE INSTRUCTOR xli Wendy Dunn, Coe College Jennifer Fiebig, Loyola University Chicago Tony Fowler, Florence-Darlington Technical College John Haworth, Chattanooga State Community College Anne Hester, Penn State Hazleton Sean Hill, Lewis & Clark Community College Matthew Isaak, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Sharon Jones, Palo Verde College Kimberly Kozubovska, Cochise College Vladimir Kozubovsky, Cochise College Deborah Krause, Mid-State Technical College Jason McCoy, Cape Fear Community College Dan Mossler, Hampden-Sydney College April Miller, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate Paulina Multhaupt, Macomb Community College Lien Pham, Orange Coast College Jennifer Pisarik, Middlesex Community College Shawn Powell, Casper College William Price, North Country Community College Kelly Rea, Coastal Bend College Elizabeth Tuckwiller, Florida State College at Jacksonville Lori Van Wallendael, University of North Carolina—Charlotte Dina Wiedman, Tulsa Community College Tulsa Community College We are also thankful for the support that Don has received from the Tulsa Community College, especially Dr.

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