Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition

Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition Book Cover

Real World Psychology, 2nd Edition

By Catherine A. Sanderson and Karen Huffman

The next generation of WileyPLUS gives you the freedom and flexibility to tailor your introductory psychology content and easily manage your course, keeping your students engaged and on track.

Real World Psychology is available in the WileyPLUS Next Gen platform and offers students a wealth of tools and content in a structured learning environment designed to draw students in and hold their interest in the subject. A wide array of media content—including author videos, tutorials, and animations—is integrated at the learning objective level, providing students with a clear and engaging path through the material.

Real World Psychology is filled with interesting research and abundant opportunities to apply concepts in a real-life context. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how psy Schedule a Demo Sign Up for a Test Drive Adopt WileyPLUS

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Author-led videos support each chapter and all learning objectives.

In the new What the Authors Say videos, the authors provide a chapter overview, then in each chapter section, they introduce key terms and concepts to give students a better understanding of the topic they are about to study. In a final chapter summary video, the authors remind students of the most important points and help them tie concepts together.

Tutorial Videos and Virtual Field Trips connect concepts to real life.

Tutorial videos and virtual field trips to real places engage students in an active learning experience and appeal to a variety of learning styles. Instructors can assign related quizzes to test student understanding.

Animations illustrate difficult-to-learn concepts from a real-world perspective.

These animations are included within the module where the topic is being discussed.

    Features Include:

  • Review Quiz: These pre-created quizzes allow instructors to quickly assign a short set of multiple-choice questions that test students’ understanding prior to class so they come to class prepared.
  • Psychology and You: In keeping with the real-world focus of the text, these sections help students apply the concepts they are learning to their daily lives.
  • PsychScience: Recognizing that currency is critical, PsychScience boxes have been updated and offer students an expanded discussion of the latest psychological research on various hot topics with a challenge to identify and discuss the type of research presented.
  • PositivePsych: Following the applied focus of this text, PositivePsych sections offer numerous examples and applications from the field of positive psychology, applying key concepts in real world contexts with an emphasis on optimal human functioning.
  • Animations: Animations illustrate challenging concepts from a real-world perspective right where they’re discussed in the text.
  • APA Undergraduate Learning Goals and Outcomes 2018: For instructors, the test bank now has APA tagging and can be filtered by goals and outcomes.

Catherine A. Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a specialization in health and development from Stanford University, and she received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. This research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Sanderson has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to five college textbooks, a high school health textbook, and a popular press book on parenting. In 2012, she was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.

Karen Huffman is an emeritus professor of psychology at Palomar College, San Marcos, California, where she taught full-time until 2010 and served as the psychology student advisor and co-coordinator for psychology faculty. Huffman has received the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Community/Junior College Teaching given by Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as many other awards and accolades. Huffman is the author of several textbooks, including Psychology in ActionVisualizing Psychology, and Real World Psychology. Huffman’s special research and presentation focus is on active learning and critical thinking. She has been invited to speak and has conducted numerous presentations, online web seminars, and teaching workshops throughout the United States, Spain, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

1. Introduction and Research Methods
2. Neuroscience and Biological Foundations
3. Stress and Health Psychology
4. Sensation and Perception
5. States of Consciousness
6. Learning
7. Memory
8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
9. Life Span Development
10. Motivation and Emotion
11. Personality
12. Psychological Disorders
13. Therapy
14. Social Psychology

Optional Chapters:
15. Gender and Human Sexuality
16. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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