did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

Essentials of Psychology Concepts and Applications


Essentials of Psychology Concepts and Applications

  • ISBN 13:


  • ISBN 10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/27/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Extend or Purchase Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.


The new brief introductory text by Nevid,Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applicationsretains the hallmark features that have made its parent text, Nevid,Psychology: Concepts and Applications,unique in the market, while offering a more manageable, student-friendly format. This text is organized in a modular format that breaks down each chapter into smaller instructional units organized around a set of key concepts in a particular area of study. The modules helps busy students better organize their study efforts by allowing them to focus on one module at a time, rather than trying to tackle a whole chapter at once. Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applicationsprovides a broad view of psychology that includes the history, methods of research, major theories, and research findings of the discipline as well as applications of the knowledge gained from contemporary research to the problems and challenges we face in today's world. Jeffrey Nevid has shaped an effective learning tool in this text by basing its contents on a comprehensive learning system derived from research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy. This learning model incorporates what Nevid has named the "Four Es"--Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress--as key elements that organize the text's pedagogical features. Did You Know That...chapter-opening questions give students a preview of the material to be presented in the chapter to help them develop focus and interest as they read. These questions range from exposing common myths and misconceptions to highlighting interesting historical features and bringing recent research developments into focus. A page number accompanying each question provides easy cross-referencing to the chapter sections in which the information is discussed. Try This Outhands-on exercises encourage students to apply psychology theories to their own experiences. Students can work through problems, generate solutions, and test out concepts and principles. These active-learning exercises help students to understand and relate the text and classroom lessons to their own lives rather than passively reading about them. Running Glossaryhighlights key terms in the margins as they are presented in the text, allowing students uninterrupted reading. Concept Signalingfeature extracts key concepts from the text content, highlights them in the margins of the text, and numbers them consecutively through each chapter, helping students to encode and retain key concepts. Concept Chartsappear in each module, summarizing and reviewing the key concepts in a tabular form. These charts reinforce the understanding of major concepts and help students make relational connections between them. Application Modules,the final modules of each chapter, illustrate how psychologists apply the knowledge they have gained from their research to real-life problems. Students see how they can apply to their own lives the knowledge they gain from reading the text. Concept Checksare short quizzes at the end of each module designed to help reinforce and test student knowledge of the material they have just read. Tying It Togethersections at the end of each chapter help students review how the modules are integrated within the chapter as a whole. Summing-Up Sections,chapter summaries, are organized into a question-and-answer format to encourage active learning.The questions correspond to the survey questions that introduce each module. Thinking Critically About Psychologysections at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to sharpen their critical-thinking skills by answering questions that require them to analyze problems and evaluate claims in relation to the information presented in the chapt

Table of Contents

Read more