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Understanding Psychology Interactive Student Edition


Features of Understanding Psychology:
- Fosters active reading and provides extensive help with the vocabulary of psychology with a unique reading comprehension strategy.
- Brings up-to-the-minute, real world examples with features from TIME magazine.
- Connects psychology concepts and the world in which students live with Psychology and You features.
- Provides an in-depth look at intriguing cases from the field of psychology with Case Studies.


Unit 1 Approaches to Psychology
Introducing Psychology
Psychological Research Methods and Statistics

Unit 2 The Life Span
Infancy and Childhood
Adulthood and Old Age

Unit 3 The Workings of Mind and Body
Body and Behavior
Altered States of Consciousness
Sensation and Perception

Unit 4 Learning and Cognitive Processes
Learning: Principles and Applications
Memory and Thought
Thinking and Language
Motivation and Emotion

Unit 5 Personality and Individuality
Psychological Testing
Theories of Personality

Unit 6 Adjustment and Breakdown
Stress and Health
Psychological Disorders
Therapy and Change

Unit 7 Social Psychology
Individual Interaction
Group Interaction
Attitudes and Social Influence
Psychology: Present and Future

Skills Handbook

About the author
Richard A. Kasschau, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston. Dr. Kasschau is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. He has written extensively for magazines, newspapers, and professional journals, and has a dozen books to his credit. An award-winning and distinguished teacher who has taught psychology for 35 years, Dr. Kasschau has won the University of Houstons Teaching Excellence Award twice in the last 15 years.

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