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Download: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

Download: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind by John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg
Cengage Learning | March 2012 | ISBN-10: 061818550X | True PDF | 944 pages | 135 mb

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology’s rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution–and the authors’ excitement about it.

About the Authors
John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is the chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the president of the Society for Social Neuroscience, and he is a past president of four other scientific societies including the Association for Psychological Science. He is the recipient of numerous awards. He has served as editor and associate editor of various journal boards, and he currently serves on the Council of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health.
Laura Freberg is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. To better understand the needs of the online education community, Laura began teaching Social Psychology for Argosy University Online in 2011. Freberg’s teaching career began over 35 years ago when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from the Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) in recognition of her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a syndicated expert blogger for Live Right Live Well! She serves as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience.