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Laura King’s The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View 4th Edition – (eBook)

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View 4th edition provides a flexible solution for any intro to psychology course.

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  • Author: Laura King
  • File Size: 149 MB
  • File Format: PDF
  • Length: 736 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education; Fourth edition (16th October, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JH0216E
  • ISBN-10: 1259255530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1259255533

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About The Author

Laura King

Laura King

Dr. Laura A. King did her undergraduate work at Kenyon College, where, an English major, she declared a second major, in psychology, during the second semester of her junior year. She completed her A.B. in English with high honors and distinction and in psychology with distinction in 1986. Dr. King then did graduate work at Michigan State University and the University of California, Davis, receiving her Ph.D. in personality psychology in 1991. Dr. King began her career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, moving to the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2001, where she is now a professor, teaching for more than 17 years. In addition to seminars in social psychology, the development of character, and personality psychology, she has taught undergraduate lecture courses in introduction to personality psychology, introductory psychology, and social psychology. At SMU, she received 6 different teaching awards, including the "M" award for "sustained excellence" in 1999. At the University of Missouri, she received the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in 2004. Her research, which has been funded by the National Institutes for Mental Health, has focused on a variety of topics relevant to the question of what it is that makes for a good life. Laura has studied happiness, goals, well-being, life stories, and meaning in life. In general, Laura's work reflects an enduring interest in studying what is healthyand good in people. In 2001, her research accomplishments were recognized by a Templeton Prize in positive psychology. Laura's research (often in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students) has been published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, the Journal of Personality, and other many publications. A new paper on the place of regrets in maturity is forthcoming in the American Psychologist. Currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Research in Personality, Laura has also served as associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, as well as on numerous grant panels. Laura has co-edited or edited special sections of the Journal of Personality and the American Psychologist. In "real life," Dr. King enjoys gardening, is an accomplished cook and likes to listen to music, and chase her 4-year-old son, Sam.

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciation View 4th edition helps psych. students understand and appreciate psychology as a social science and as an integrated whole. Informed by college students data, the 4th edition’s program extends these themes and enhances their pedagogical value by guiding college students toward topics they find the most challenging and then offering new learning resources and better methods to help the students master them.

How would you like to see your students’ performance jump by a letter grade or more? When things go right for psychology students…things go right for their instructors! King’s appreciative perspective – treating psych as an integrated science that places function before dysfunction – with its groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic tool helps psychology students know what they know while guiding them to master what they do not know.

From its adaptive questioning diagnostic tool and personalized study plan that gets psychology students reading and studying more frequently, efficiently and effectively to the readable and lively prose that ensures students leave the course with an accurate and timely understanding of psychology as a science, The Science of Psychology 4th edition is the right choice for today’s classes, whether they be traditional, hybrid, face-to-face, or online.

Building upon the much-lauded and widely-adopted previous editions, the 4th edition of The Science of Psychology effectively provides a flexible solution for any Introductory Psychology course. Recognizing that today’s students are different from the last generation as is the discipline of psychology, The Science of Psychology 4th ed. draws on thousands of hours of research into student and faculty behavior to provide course material that students will actively engage with, while allowing teachers to maximize the time they spend preparing and teaching the psych. course.

Note: This purchase only includes the Laura King’s The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View 4e PDF file. No online access codes come bundled with it

 

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