Find out what makes you tick in 20 psychological quizzes. Written by award-winning children’s author Alice Harman and illustrated with the bold, geometric artwork of Blok Magnaye, Who Do You Think You Are? takes you on an interactive tour of the history and study of psychology through its most prominent tests. After a science-based exploration to establish what exactly personality is and the different ways it can be measured, test yourself to discover your personality types and traits, intelligence, creativity, unconscious, and most importantly, whether you are more like a pizza or a salad. Each chapter begins with a discussion based on modern psychology that sorts out the fact and fiction behind the different tests. Find out: Which of the four ancient Greek humours is most dominant in your personality (If you’re a great listener and avoid arguments, you might be Phlegmatic.) How you prefer to think and learn with the Left Brain–Right Brain Quiz How impulsive you are with the Barratt Impulsiveness Test How much you enjoy new objects and experiences with the Neophilia Quiz How your abstract reasoning skills measure up with the Culture Fair IQ Test (You’ll have a chance to test yourself in a few different areas of intelligence to find out where your strengths lie!) After taking all these intriguing tests, you might just want to become a psychologist! A section at the back describes the different jobs psychologists do and provides resources for more information on the field. Have a blast learning more about yourself and the field of psychology with this brightly illustrated quiz book!
Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume Four has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.
Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind. Whether considering composition, performance, listening, or appreciation, the constraints and capabilities of the human mind play a formative role. The field that has emerged around this approach is known as the psychology of music. Written in a lively and accessible manner, this volume connects the science to larger questions about music that are of interest to practicing musicians, music therapists, musicologists, and the general public alike. For example: Why can one musical performance move an audience to tears, and another compel them to dance, clap, or snap along? How does a "hype" playlist motivate someone at the gym? And why is that top-40 song stuck in everyone's head? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
With this CD-ROM, you have access to classic and contemporary video clips that will enliven your lectures. The CD-ROM offers over 100 clips featuring a broad range of materials such as classic footage of prominent psychologists and demonstrations and simulations of important experiments. A handbook that makes using the library fast and easy accompanies the Psychology Digital Video Library 3.0.
The eighth edition of the "Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology" once again offers a wealth of information about graduate programs and career opportunities internationally. Over the years, the Directory has become the indispensable resource for exploring sport psychology graduate programs. In addition to over 100 masters and doctoral degree programs in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and South Africa, the Directory presents information about internships and career opportunities, details online courses and common research tools in the field, delineates the requirements for certification and licensure, and discusses ethical issues and concerns in sport psychology. Perhaps most useful are the contact names, numbers, and email addresses for programs and individuals around the world. This is the ideal resource for individuals interested in pursuing graduate study and a career in sport or exercise psychology.
This introduction to success in the workplace presents business psychology in clear, layman's language, helping readers understand how the application of psychology can help them improve individual and organizational effectiveness. It addresses the latest topics, including the new model of career advancement, gender differences in communication style, managing conflict through cognitive restructuring, human aspects of adjusting to technology, the problem of online addictions, the portfolio career, career downshifting, prospering in a learning organization, dealing with a micromanaging supervisor, 360-degree feedback, cultural diversity and ethics in the office, and other relevant topics with the goal of developing an appreciation of key principles and findings of the psychology of individual behavior. For human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, and general business managers and professionals. - Publisher.
In this revitalized, redesigned, and thoroughly updated Eighth Edition of his best-selling text, Dennis Coon once again presents psychology in a way readers will find fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Professors and readers alike have found Coon's text not only interesting and easy to read, but exceptionally easy to learn from. Built into every chapter are a number of features that help readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the practical problems of everyday life. Professors and readers appreciate the way that Dennis Coon speaks to his them. His delight in the subject matter of psychology and in his own readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest is apparent on every page. While Coon reports the latest research, the latest controversies, and the key scientific content important to the course, he does so with a sense of humor and an awareness of readers' learning needs that set his book apart from any other in the field. In a course where professors are frequently confronted by readers who haven't actually read their textbooks, Coon's text offers a solution. Coon effectively presents an approach that involves readers and gets them "hooked" on psychology and eager to read on. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers. Dennis Coon was the first textbook author to make effective use of cognitive principles to teach psychology by building each chapter around the SQ3R study-reading formula: survey, question, read, recite, and review. Because SQ3R has been a part of the underlying structure of the text from its inception, this proven method works better in Coon's text than in any of the many texts that have emerged over the years that have incorporated the SQ3R structure as and "add-on."
The new edition of James Nairne's highly respected text offers all the content, pedagogy, and visual appeal that professors and students have come to expect from a successful introductory psychology text. The third edition offers a comprehensive look at how psychology works in our everyday lives. This practical, motivating text presents the standard subjects covered in an introductory course, but connects them in a way that adds meaning and consistency to students' study of psychology. How does he do this? By introducing students to the adaptive mind-a theme based on the fact that our thoughts and actions stem from our need to adapt to our surroundings. This unique framework supports practical applications and helps students understand how we use psychology to deal with everyday challenges. Nairne emphasizes the ways particular behaviors, thought processes, and emotions help us solve problems-from memorizing a telephone number to ducking under cover as a building begins to shake to producing a quick physical response in the face of traffic hazards. Beneath the innovative approach, you'll find ample coverage of all the traditional topics around which you build your course.
No higher compliment need be paid than to say - as one reviewer recently did - that this is the text by which all others for the course are measured. Since the first edition of this book appeared, professors have praised Weiten's scholarship as exemplary and the accessibility of his prose as unparalleled. This is the text that redefined the way Introductory Psychology is taught by using integrative themes to develop the connections among different areas of psychological research. And now, with this Fourth Edition, Weiten again raises the bar a notch higher for competitors. Not only has he continued to refine and improve his fine text, but Weiten has developed an exciting multimedia CD-ROM for the course, giving instructors a new, engaging way to teach and students an interactive way to learn. Now, Weiten not only explains the interdependent links between research and applications, but he gives students a fascinating way to explore psychological concepts through experiments and activities included on the "PsycTrek" CD-ROM. Using integrative themes to emphasize connections among different areas of research in psychology, Weiten challenges students to grapple with the big issues and tough questions while mastering the basic concepts of psychology. Throughout the Fourth Edition, Weiten emphasizes the unity in psychology's intellectual heritage (the themes), as well as psychology's immense diversity (the variations). Long after your students have completed their final examinations, they will retain a genuine understanding of the basic ideas about psychology and behavior.
PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, BRIEF VERSION, will help your students make the connections between key concepts in psychology and the connections between those concepts and their own lives. Spencer Rathus's warm and engaging writing style explains the fundamentals in ways that students can understand, and then goes a step further to show how those fundamentals relate to students' daily lives. Rathus's commitment to helping students learn goes beyond the text narrative and is reflected in the text's proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite). This system is seamlessly integrated into the book's companion Connections CD-ROM, the Book Companion Web Site, and the Study Guide--all of which are FREE with every new copy of the text. New "Learning Connections" and "Life Connections" sections in the text also include icons that cue students to interactive content on the Connections CD-ROM and the Book Companion Web Site. This seamless integration of text and technology enhances the active learning system, PQ4R, in the text, and gives students multiple ways to connect with the text's current research and relevant applications. In this edition, Rathus invites students to learn about the latest in evolutionary psychology, biology, diversity, and gender issues in psychology--in a text that is concise yet thorough.
What impact can video games have on players? How does psychology influence video game creation? Why do some games become cultural phenomena? The Psychology of Video Games explores the relationship between psychology and video games from the perspective of both game developers and players. It looks at how games are made and what makes them fun and successful, the benefits gaming can have on players in relation to education and healthcare, concerns over potential negative impacts such as pathological gaming, and ethics considerations. With gaming being one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, The Psychology of Video Games shows the important role played by an understanding of the human brain and its mental processes in the development of ethical and inclusive video games.
In this comprehensive handbook, Ragin and Keenan present an all-encompassing analysis of the variety of different methods used in health psychology research. Featuring interdisciplinary collaborations from leading academics, this meticulously written volume is a guide to conducting cutting-edge research using tested and vetted best practices. It explains important research techniques, why they are selected and how they are conducted. The book critically examines both cutting-edge methods, such as those used in NextGen genetics, nudge theory, and the brain’s vulnerability to addiction, as well as the classic methods, including cortisol measurement, survey, and environmental study. The topics of the book span the gamut of health psychology field, from neuroimaging and statistical analysis to socioeconomic issues such as the policies used to address diseases in Africa, anti-vaxers, and the disproportionate impact of climate change on impoverished people. With each section featuring examples of best research practices, recommendations for study samples, accurate use of instrumentation, analytical techniques, and advanced-level data analysis, this book will be an essential text for both emerging student researchers and experts in the field and an indispensable resource in health psychology programs.