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ISBN-13 9780205658619ISBN-10 020565861X
ISBN-10 0-205-54788-5ISBN-13 978-0-205-54788-3
Author(s): Philip G. Zimbardo; Robert L. Johnson; Vivian McCann
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 768

For introductory psychology courses at two and four year schools.

Psychology: Core Conceptsrepresents the marriage of great science with great teaching--Applying the principles of psychology to the teaching of psychology.

Within this fourteen-chapter text, the authors focus on the core topics the majority of introductory psychology instructors cover–all while applying the principles of psychology to the teaching of psychology. Psychology: Core Concepts focuses on a manageable number of core concepts (usually three to five) in each chapter, allowing students to attain a deeper level of understanding of the material. Learning is reinforced through focused application and critical thinking activities, and connections between concepts are drawn across chapters to help students see the big picture of psychology as a whole. The 6th Edition features an enhanced critical thinking emphasis, with new chapter-opening "Problems" and new end-of-chapter critical thinking applications that promote more active learning of the content. 

The sixth edition is now tied to the award-winning “Discovering Psychology” video series, produced by WGBH Boston with the American Psychological Association.  Author Phil Zimbardo narrates the video series, as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body and bring psychology to life for introductory students. A built in Discovering Psychology viewing guide is contained at the end of each chapter of the textbook.  Each new copy of the text comes packaged – at no additional cost – with access to MyPsychLab, an online tool that includes links to the “Discovering Psychology” videos, along with a wealth of assessment and multimedia tools to help students master the content of the course.