In psychology, not everything is black and white. Psychology: Perspectives & Connections 2e dares students to challenge their own assumptions, explore research and to not believe everything they think. The over-riding goal of Psychology: Perspectives & Connections 2e is to align what excites us as researchers and perpetual students of psychology with today’s introductory psychology student. Feist and Rosenberg's aim is to help students understand that psychology, and much of the world around them, is more fascinating—and likely more intricate and interdependent-- than they think. It’s not just black and white. And, with Connect Psychology and its adaptive learning system, students can better understand what they know and master what they don't know. Connect with science. Connect with students. Connect with Feist and Rosenberg's Psychology 2e.
An adaptive learning system (LearnSmart) ensures students understand the key concepts in the chapter. Whether they use this dynamic resource before or after class (or doing the reading), your students will read more and more effectively.
Research Process figures in each chapter. These visually rich presentations of real research studies underscore psychology's scientific foundation. Appearing in Chapters 3 through 16, these demystify research by providing a step-by-step, visual approach to the scientific method. Students are presented with the basic structure of a contemporary study, walking through the “story” of how the research was conducted.
Students come into the Intro Psychology course lacking conceptual understanding and critical thinking skills. Their view is often times very black and white. Feist and Rosenberg explore the interplay of nature and nurture throughout the text, breaking down any preconceived misconceptions students may have about a nature OR nurture dichotomy. This is accomplished in the narrative and in recurring marginalNature/Nurture features.
Connection marginal features emphasize links among subdisciplines of psychology, reminding students that psychology is an integrated discipline and not a hodgepodge of topics thrown together.
Biological art inserts. Recognizing that biological concepts and structures are often some of the more difficult aspects for Introductory Psychology students to master, Feist and Rosenberg include transparency inserts in the text to foster better understanding of this material.
Making Connections sections at the conclusion of each chapter reiterate the major ideas in the chapter and show how they can be applied to a common problem.
Through thousands of hours of research with you and your students, we have identified some consistent trends that are nearly universal. At the top of the list, clearly time is at a premium as faculty are stretched thinner and asked to do more with less. Connect Psychology is ideal for this environment as its flexibility allows instructors to use as little or as much (or none) of the digital component as they choose. Turnkey course setups are available almost immediately, or the course can be customized at virtually any level of granularity. This makes Connect Psychology perfect for face-to-face, online, or hybrid course delivery.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Psychology
2. Conducting Research in Psychology
3. The Biology of Behavior
4. Sensing and Perceiving Our World
5. Human Development
9. Language and Thought
10. Intelligence, Problem Solving, and Creativity
11. Motivation and Emotion
12. Stress and Health
13. Personality: The Uniqueness of the Individual
14. Social Behavior
15. Psychological Disorders
16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Gregory J. Feist, San Jose State University Erika L. Rosenberg, University of California - Davis