Psychology: The Science of Human Potential

July 20, 2020 | Updated: September 15, 2020
Author: Jeffrey Levy, Seton Hall University

Psychology: The Science of Human Potential is designed to be a concise, cohesive introduction to psychology textbook. The first chapter provides an overview of the textbook and reviews the history of psychology and its methodology. Psychology is described as a science studying how hereditary (nature) and experiential (nurture) variables interact to influence the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of individuals. The remainder of the text is organized into sections entitled “Mostly Nature” (biological psychology; sensation and perception; motivation and emotion), “Mostly Nurture” (direct learning; indirect or observational learning; cognition), and “Nature/Nurture” (human potential, with regard to each of human development, personality, social psychology, maladaptive behaviour, and professional psychology). Includes H5P review exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Social Sciences, Psychology

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