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Psychology : A Journey , Fourth Edition by Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer

By Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer

Studying is an adventure--show your scholars the way it is additionally intriguing with Dennis Coon's PSYCHOLOGY: A trip. In a path the place professors are often faced by means of scholars who have not truly learn their textbooks, PSYCHOLOGY: A trip bargains a confirmed and depended on solution--and one who might be coated in one time period. Dennis Coon's well known textual content offers psychology in a fashion that sparks readers' interest, insights, mind's eye, and interest--getting scholars "hooked" on psychology and desirous to learn on. The publication manages to hide not just crucial themes on the center of psychology yet many others on the leading edge of present wisdom. the 1st writer to combine the confirmed SQ4R (Survey, query, learn, Recite, Relate, and assessment) energetic studying method right into a psychology textbook, Coon is helping readers grab significant strategies, increase a large knowing of psychology's variety, and spot for themselves how psychology pertains to the demanding situations of lifestyle. simply because readers turn into actively concerned with the cloth, they boost a simple realizing of psychology that they take with them into their destiny classes and careers. And with an absolutely built-in expertise package deal that streamlines instructing and motivates studying, PSYCHOLOGY: A trip bargains the main entire instructing and studying answer you will discover.

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Self-Reflective Reading — How to Tame a Textbook What’s the difference between reading a textbook and studying it? Have you ever spent an evening mindlessly watching television? Psychologist Donald Norman (1993) notes that our thinking tends to be hazy when we just passively take in experiences. com. All Rights Reserved. experiential cognition, and as you may have noticed after watching TV, your memory for such experiences is usually not very good. In contrast, suppose you watch a TV special about global warming and it really gets you thinking.

Support for main idea Therefore. . Conclusion A ϭ Actively listen. Sit where you can get involved and ask questions. Bring questions you want answered from the last lecture or from your text. Raise your hand at the beginning of class or approach your professor before the lecture. Do anything that helps you stay active, alert, and engaged. N ϭ Note taking. Students who take accurate lecture notes tend to do well on tests (Williams & Eggert, 2002). However, don’t try to be a tape recorder. Listen to everything, but be selective and write down only key points.

Summary We sincerely hope that teachers and students will consider this book and its supporting materials a refreshing change from the ordinary. Creating it has been quite an adventure. In the pages that follow, we think students will find an attractive blend of the theoretical and the practical, plus many of the most exciting ideas in psychology. Most of all, we hope that students using this book will discover that reading a college textbook can be entertaining and enjoyable. preface xxxi Acknowledgments Chad Graham, Meridian Community College Jeannette Murphey, Meridian Community College Anna S.

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