This acclaimed classroom favorite makes the science of psychology (and through that, the process of science itself) come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way, and with coverage of the field’s scientific foundations and advances that are accessible without being oversimplified.
The substantially updated new edition extends the book’s focus on developing scientific literacy in the context of psychology, with new features in print and in the book’s new online resources, LaunchPad and Achieve Read & Practice.
Publisher: Worth Publishers; 8th edition (December 7, 2018)
Publication date: December 7, 2018
File size: 250242 KB
Page length: 2682 pages
Hockenbury and Nolan’s book is entitled Discovering Psychology: A Contemporary Approach (8th ed.) and was published by Pearson in 2011. The publishers describe this book as “a unique introductory textbook for the psychology major that focuses on the methods, philosophical approaches, research findings, and policy issues of psychological science.” It focuses on “the contemporary nature of psychology: an integrative approach to understanding human behavior” that integrates principles drawn from cognitive science, behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, philosophy of science, and other relevant disciplines.
Discovering Psychology 8th Edition PDF is a true introductory psychology textbook, targeted to the undergraduate degree level. The text is divided into 17 chapters, with a total of 553 pages. Each chapter has a focus that allows the student to apply both a theoretical and an empirical approach. The book also includes new topics (such as socialization and development) that are not typically covered in an introductory psychology text.
In addition to the traditional analytic method, the book introduces the concept of “Conceptual Synthesis” (which suggests a methodology for integration of theoretical viewpoints). This may appeal to students who have developed strong interests in psychology and want to integrate their research questions into their coursework.
At the end of each chapter are Flashcards, which provide opportunities for students to practice retrieval of learning.