New and Expanded Student Learning Aids
Because users of the First Edition told me
their students found these tables especially helpful, I added many more of them in the Second
The standard approach to margin definitions
is to provide them only for
key terms—the terms students will be held responsible for knowing on
exams. But I think it is
more helpful to students to define all the technical and medical terms
with which the average college sophomore may be unfamiliar.
List At the end of each chapter I
provide an alphabetized “short list” of the terms (with
page references) that students should master in this course.
Second Edition goes to press, I feel that I have done everything
possible to accomplish the goals I set out to achieve: to update and refine
the content, enhance student interest, and augment student learning. Nevertheless, I view this text as a
work in progress. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and suggestions with me:
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You can't pick up a newspaper or surf
along the internet and not find some issue that raises
an interest and curiosity among our students. Since more and more of
these stories are
relevant to our subject, we have included them for discussion.
Students want to know what they will
be held accountable and precise 'learning objectives'
helps to reduce any unnecessary anxiety. Our unquestionably thorough
test bank is accurate,
fair and comprehensive.
Nothing detracts from an otherwise
great textbook than issues of accuracy.
We have gone to great effort to insure that your textbook is not only
but at the cutting edge of our field in coverage.
The history of our field can be
traced to time immemorial. From Dr. Ladd's first textbook entitled
"Physiological Psychology" our subject is constantly evolving and our
We have endeavored to point out interesting developments on the way to
our present view.
Students find it important to take '
a breather' within the chapter and our interim summaries help to
consolidate learning in a clear and concise manner.
By the way, always feel free to contact me with any
comments, suggestions and I'll do what I can to help!