Rod Plotnik earned his Ph. He later received a Master of Arts in psychology at San Diego State University, where he had the opportunity to work closely with Rod Plotnik, who at the time was a professor in the department and supervisor of the graduate teaching associates training program. Kouyoumdjian later earned his Ph. He has been teaching undergraduate psychology courses and authoring introductory psychology textbooks ever since. Introduction to Psychology. Rod Plotnik , Haig Kouyoumdjian.
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Explore Plus. Higher Education and Professional Books. Applied Sciences and Other Technologies Books. View Plans. Enter pincode. Usually delivered in 2 weeks? Haig Kouyoumdjian Rod Plotnik. Drawing students into psychology using a unique "magazine-style" format, Rod Plotnik's modular, visually-oriented approach to the fundamentals of psychology makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining. Incorporating the latest research updates, the text breaks concepts down into small, easily digested chunks that allow students and instructors great flexibility in their approach to the subject.
For students, this means the flexibility to learn at their own pace; for instructors, the flexibility to assign as much or as little as they like. This Eighth Edition expands upon Plotnik's commitment to teaching by extending the text's approach into its comprehensive ancillary package. For students, "Learning Links" features in the text connect them to the newly updated PowerStudy 3.
In addition, students have free access to a Book Companion Website that includes personalized Self-Study Assessments-giving them even further assistance in reviewing and prioritizing study time for maximum effectiveness.
For instructors, a detailed ancillary package that centers around a comprehensive Instructor's Resource Manual provides everything needed for easier, more effective course preparation. Key Feature Plotnik's modular format helps students master the material by presenting them with information in manageable chunks with built-in study breaks. In addition, the modular format offers professors the flexibility of assigning as much or as little material as they want, in any order they prefer.
Module-opening vignettes offer intriguing stories that involve students in the everyday applications of psychological principles and hook them into reading on to find out more. Answers are provided on the subsequent page of the text.
As students work through the conceptual material, they encounter a built-in glossary that defines each key term or concept in context. After the module's key material is presented, students are present with a "Concept Review" section that aids review. Each module has a summary test, which encourages students to get actively involved in their own learning by filling in the blanks as they review the material presented in the module.
The summary tests check mastery of all the module's information, including "Research Focus," "Cultural Diversity," and "Applications" sections. This makes it easy for students to know when and how to incorporate or assign additional learning tools. Key research updates include discussions about autism Module 1 , ADHD Module 2 , new information on Cultural coverage updates include a discussion, which suggest cultural and ethnic differences in the diagnosis of Updated newspaper articles have been added to the "Critical Thinking" sections.
These include an article on how a new and controversial treatment for autism injections of secretin did not produce significant improvement in autistic symptoms Module 1 , and another article describing what happens when a man who lost his sight at age Plotnik's conversational style poses questions to the reader throughout the chapter.
After reading each chapter in the text, students can take a Pre-Test to get an initial assessment on what they've learned. Based on their answers, they'll receive an automatically generated, personalized Study Plan that offers recommendations with page numbers for further study.
Students can also complete a follow-up Post-Test to assess their progress. Other upgrades to the site include updated chapter outlines, learning objectives, new MediaWorks simulations and demonstrations with critical thinking questions , and more. PsychStudy -- an intelligent, web-based study system -- enhances the functionality of the companion site by providing a completely integrated package of diagnostic quizzes, personalized Study Plans, integrated Learning Modules, and an Instructor Grade Book that automatically captures and tracks student progress.
For details, see the Technology Solutions section, or contact your sales representative to package this FREE resource with this text. Students automatically receive access to live, online tutoring via vMentor! This text's updated Instructor's Resource Manual, which is known for providing a wealth of in-class activities to demonstrate core concepts, is now in a three ring binder format.
Consistent with the book's format, the Study Guide and Test Bank now include graphics from the text to assist in New to this Edition New research and coverage on autism, the Animal Research Act, ADHD in adults, stem cell research, alcoholism, and many more. New Research Focus sections have been added. Topics include Memory Accuracy, which discusses research using the survey method to examine adolescents memory of sexual histories and whether or not they made a virginity pledge, and How Does a Prodigys Brain Develop, which uses brain scan findings to answer this question.
New examples throughout that include contemporary topics and individuals, including Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Michael J. Fox, Montel Williams, and Tony Hawk professional skateboarder. New critical thinking sections are added throughout the book.
Topics include: Does teenage binge drinking result in poorer health for young adults? Table of Contents 1. Discovering Psychology. Psychology and Science. Brain's Building Blocks. Incredible Nervous System. Sleep and Dreams. Hypnosis and Drugs. Classical Conditioning. Operant and Cognitive Approaches. Types of Memory. Remembering and Forgetting. Thought and Language. Infancy and Childhood. Adolescence and Adulthood. Freudian and Humanistic Theories. Social, Cognitive and Trait Theories.
Health, Stress and Coping. Assessment and Anxiety Disorders. Mood Disorder and Schizophrenia. Social Psychology. Appendix A: Statistics in Psychology.
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