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Psychology (8th Edition)

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This acclaimed classroom favourite makes the science of psychology come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way and coverage of the field’s scientific foundations...

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This acclaimed classroom favourite makes the science of psychology come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way and coverage of the field’s scientific foundations and advances.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 course space, LaunchPad. These features are the result of the book’s most dramatic addition—Sandra Hockenbury’s new writing partnership with co-author, Susan Nolan, who shares her belief that the introductory course can help all kinds of students develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy without sacrificing the field’s research core. The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging. 

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  • Sandra Hockenbury and Susan Nolan readily engage the reader with relatable, everyday examples that make abstract concepts understandable
  • This book's narrative approach is often praised as an effective teaching method, helping to link familiar stories to important concepts and ideas
  • Emphasis on scientific literacy and scientific thinking, as students are guided through details of experiments and studies, helping them to see how the scientific method is applied
  • Special features, such as Science Versus Pseudoscience boxes; Critical Thinking boxes, and How to Think Like a Scientist
  • Culturally inclusive coverage and an authorial commitment to expanding students' awareness of cultural and gender influences 



  • Hundreds of new references covering important research developments and trends in a wide range of areas such as sleep stages, "learning styles," autism spectrum disorder, increasing access to mental health care, and the use of social media for diagnosis.
  • Streamlined coverage curated by Sandra Hockenbury and Susan Nolan to help the instructor of introductory psychology survey the vast field without overwhelming beginner students 
  • Carefully designed pedagogical structure to help students identify important information, test for retention, and learn how to learn. In this edition, the Key Points sections have been replaced by new visual end-of-chapter Concept Maps to show the relationships among concepts and help students consolidate memory of new information







Section 1: Introducing Psychology.- Chapter 1: Introduction and Research Methods.- Section 2: Psychobiological Processes
Chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior.- Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception.- Chapter 4: Consciousness and Its Variations.- Section 3: Basic Psychological Processes.- Chapter 5: Learning.- Chapter 6: Memory.- Chapter 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence.- Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion.- Section 4: The Development of The Self.- Chapter 9: Lifespan Development.- Chapter 10: Gender and Sexuality.- Chapter 11: Personality.- Section 5: The Person in Social Context.- Chapter 12: Social Psychology.- Section 6: Psychological Problems, Disorders, and Treatment.- Chapter 13: Stress, Health, and Coping.- Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders.- Chapter 15: Therapies.
This textbook is available with LaunchPad.  Within LaunchPad, you’ll have access to an interactive ebook along with diagnostics, adaptive quizzes and assignments to help you achieve success in your course. 

This LaunchPad includes:

  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • Concept Practice interactive activities that address key concepts across the full spectrum of introductory psychology in five minutes using the format: review, practice, quiz, conclusion
  • Critical Thinking Exercises that promote Critical Thinking and test students knowledge of various concepts in the text
  • Immersive Learning Activities by co-authors Susan Nolan and Sandy Hockenbury that provide students with the opportunity to apply their critical thinking and scientific thinking skills
  • PsychSim 6.0 topic tutorials that use interactive videos, charts, and simulations to immerse students in the world of psychological research from the perspective of a scientist or participant
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built quizzes which students can take multiple times and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves
  • LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing to consolidate learning in every chapter of the text
  • Videos and video activities so students can experience classic experiments at the heart of psychological science, intriguing case studies and cutting-edge research 


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Sandra E. Hockenbury is a science writer who specializes in psychology. Sandy received her B.A. from Shimer College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was also a research associate at the Institute of Social and Behavioral Pathology. Prior to co-authoring Psychology and Discovering Psychology, Sandy worked for several years as a psychology editor in both academic and college textbook publishing. Sandy has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Tulsa Community College.

Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Susan researches interpersonal consequences of mental illness and the role of gender in STEM fields. Susan holds leadership roles in the...

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Sandra E. Hockenbury is a science writer who specializes in psychology. Sandy received her B.A. from Shimer College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was also a research associate at the Institute of Social and Behavioral Pathology. Prior to co-authoring Psychology and Discovering Psychology, Sandy worked for several years as a psychology editor in both academic and college textbook publishing. Sandy has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Tulsa Community College.

Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Susan researches interpersonal consequences of mental illness and the role of gender in STEM fields. Susan holds leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and is the President of the Eastern Psychological Association — while also being a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She regularly gives talks about incorporating scientific literacy into the introductory course and across the psychology curriculum. Susan particularly enjoys her time in the classroom teaching Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, International Psychology and Statistics.

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