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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 August 2022
  • ISBN : 1003143199
  • Page : 660 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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"Introduction to Psychological Science provides students with an accessible, comprehensive and engaging overview of the field of scientific psychology. It expertly incorporates a variety of perspectives ranging from neuroscience to cultural perspectives at an introductory level. Ray brings together cutting-edge research from traditional psychological literature to modern, evolving perspectives, and creates a unified approach by focusing on three core themes: Behavior and Experience: an analysis of behavior and experiences observed across a variety of everyday life situations. Neuroscience: an examination of psychological experiences through neuroscience lens ranging from genetic/epigenetic to cortical networks as related to psychology. Evolutionary/Human Origins: an exploration of broader scientific questions by examining psychological processes from the perspective of human and cultural history. Through these themes, the book delves into topics like social processes, psychopathology, stress and health, motivation and emotion, developmental sequences, and cognitive functions such as memory, learning, problem solving and language. Throughout it helps students to understand the nature of psychological science by addressing common myths and misconceptions in psychology, showing how psychological science can be applied to everyday life and how new research can be created. Additionally, this student-friendly book is packed with pedagogical features, from 'concept checks' to test reader knowledge, 'extensions' features which show how to apply knowledge, and a comprehensive glossary. Reflecting the latest APA Guidelines concerning the essential elements of an introductory psychology course, this text is core reading for all undergraduate introductory psychology students"--

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Introduction to Psychological Science

Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Author : William J. Ray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 1003143199
DOWNLOAD BOOKIntroduction to Psychological Science

"Introduction to Psychological Science provides students with an accessible, comprehensive and engaging overview of the field of scientific psychology. It expertly incorporates a variety of perspectives ranging from neuroscience to cultural perspectives at an introductory level. Ray brings together cutting-edge research from traditional psychological literature to modern, evolving perspectives, and creates a unified approach by focusing on three core themes: Behavior and Experience: an analysis of behavior and experiences observed across a variety of everyday life situations. Neuroscience: an examination

Psychological Science

Psychological Science
  • Author : Michael S. Gazzaniga,Todd F. Heatherton,Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2015-02
  • ISBN : 039325089X
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Reflecting the latest APA Guidelines and accompanied by an exciting, new, formative, adaptive online learning tool, Psychological Science, Fifth Edition, will train your students to be savvy, scientific thinkers.

Positive Psychological Science

Positive Psychological Science
  • Author : Stewart I. Donaldson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Jeanne Nakamura
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780429679445
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Positive psychological science has experienced extraordinary growth over the past two decades. Research in this area is revealing new strategies and interventions for improving everyday life, health and well-being, work, education, and societies across the globe. Contributions from luminaries in the field provide excellent reviews of the selected topics, summarizing empirical evidence, describing measurement tools, and offering recommendations for improving many aspects of our lives. Comprehensively updated, this second edition not only incorporates the more recent empirical findings; three new

Psychological Science and the Law

Psychological Science and the Law
  • Author : Neil Brewer,Amy Bradfield Douglass
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781462538348
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Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system--and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated with fundamental legal questions: Is a suspect lying? Will an incarcerated individual be dangerous in the future? Is an eyewitness accurate? How can false memories be implanted? How do juries, experts, forensic examiners, and judges make decisions, and how can racial and other forms of bias be minimized? Chapters offer up-to-date reviews of relevant

An Introduction to Psychological Science

An Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Author : Mark A. Krause,Dan Dolderman,Stephen D. Smith,Daniel Paul Corts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • ISBN : 0134302206
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For courses in Introductory Psychology Help students become scientifically literate. An Introduction to Psychological Science helps students view psychology as a practical, modern science--and gives them the tools to better understand our world. Throughout the second edition, authors Krause, Corts, Smith and Dolderman continue to emphasize scientific literacy: the ability not only to define scientific terminology, but also to understand how it functions, to evaluate it critically, and to apply it to personal and societal matters. In addition to helping

The Psychological Science of Money

The Psychological Science of Money
  • Author : Erik Bijleveld,Henk Aarts
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781493909599
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Money. The root of all evil? Arguably. Essential to our lives? Certainly. A main driver of human thought, emotion, and action? Absolutely--and psychology and its related fields are getting closer to understanding its complex role in human behavior and in society. The Psychological Science of Money brings together classic and current findings on the myriad ways money affects brain, mind, and behavior to satisfy not only our needs for material gain, but also for autonomy and self-worth. Leading experts trace

International Perspectives On Psychological Science, II: The State of the Art

International Perspectives On Psychological Science, II: The State of the Art
  • Author : Paul Bertelson,Paul Eelen,Gery d'Ydewalle
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • ISBN : 9781134832651
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The essays appearing in these two volumes are based on Keynote (Vol. 1) and State-of-the-Art (Vol. 2) Lectures delivered at the XXVth International Congress of Psychology, in Brussels, July 1992. The Brussels Congress was the latest in a series of conferences which are organized at regular intervals under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), the main international organization in the field of Scientific Psychology. The first of those meetings took place in Paris in 1889. An important function of the

Case Studies in Clinical Psychological Science

Case Studies in Clinical Psychological Science
  • Author : William O'Donohue,Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • ISBN : 9780199908264
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In the past few decades clinical science has emerged as a prominent model for training and practice in clinical psychology. This model emphasizes evidence derived from high-quality research and is consistent with the increasingly influential evidence-based movement in medicine, which is a vital step toward making psychotherapy more effective, efficient, and safe. Despite this trend, much current psychological practice is not evidence-based; moreover, there is a marked dearth of resources available to train students and assist practitioners with the challenging

Smartphones within Psychological Science

Smartphones within Psychological Science
  • Author : David A. Ellis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • ISBN : 9781108497954
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Find out how the common smartphone is challenging and transforming psychological science.

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science
  • Author : Todd K. Shackelford,Viviana Weekes-Shackelford
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-10
  • ISBN : 3319196499
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This comprehensive, ten volume reference work reflects the interdisciplinary influences on evolutionary psychology and serves as a major resource for its history, scientific contributors and theories. It draws on biology, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, economics, computer science and paleoarchaeology to provide a multifaceted picture of behavioral adaptation in humans and how it adds to our academic and clinical understanding. Edited by a noted figure in evolutionary psychology, with many seminal and renowned contributors, this encyclopedia offers the full breadth of

Research Methods for Psychological Science

Research Methods for Psychological Science
  • Author : William J. Ray
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781544389417
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Written by experimental research expert, Dr. William J. Ray, Research Methods for Psychological Science introduces students to the principles and practice of conducting research in psychology in an engaging, story-telling format. Ray helps students understand how research increases our understanding of ourselves and our environment and how logic and best practices can increase our understanding of human behavior. Whether their future roles will be researchers, consumers of research, or informed citizens, students will learn the importance of developing testable hypotheses,

Advancing Psychological Science

Advancing Psychological Science
  • Author : Richard T. Louttit
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1964
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B808812
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The WEIRDest People in the World

The WEIRDest People in the World
  • Author : Joseph Henrich
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780374710453
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the

Giambattista Vico and the New Psychological Science

Giambattista Vico and the New Psychological Science
  • Author : Luca Tateo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351517560
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Giambattista Vico (1668?1744) was an Italian philosopher, rhetorician, and historian. As one of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, he exerted tremendous influence on the social sciences. He was the first to stress cultural and linguistic dimensions in the development of both the human mind and social institutions. Although his ideas on the relationship between mind and culture and his epistemology have inspired the work of many scholars in psychology, his sizeable influence has been scarcely acknowledged. The volume is organized

Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Psychological Science in the Courtroom
  • Author : Jennifer L. Skeem,Kevin S. Douglas,Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-08
  • ISBN : 9781606233917
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This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context. The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate between supported and unsupported psychological techniques--and steer clear of those that may be misleading or legally inadmissible. Leading contributors focus on controversial issues surrounding recovered memories, projective techniques, lie detection, child witnesses, offender rehabilitation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, and more. With a focus on real-world legal situations,