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Comments about 2e
For the Instructor
New and Expanded
Student Interest Features
addtion to the continued effort to insert student-engaging tid bits of
information throughout the text narrative, I have added and/or expanded the
Why Does This
Matter? A new feature in the
Second Edition, two WDTM features in each chapter—that look at such topics as gender and cognitive abilities,
daytime sleepiness, does dieting
work, and are there “steroids” for improving our minds—show students why
psychology research is germaine in their everyday lives.
As in the First Edition, in each
chapter we take a brief detour to explore an
especially interesting and timely research study. New ones include:
cerebral asymmetry and
schizophrenia, light pollution, genetically modified mice and addiction,
and neuroscientists’ search
for self-awareness in the brain.
How things work
Most textbooks will demonstrate only
one small part of what is going on in the body.
Our quality illustrations and diagrams help the student to visualize how
it all fits together.
By seeing 'the big picture' students can better understand many of the
interactions and the interrelations of the parts with the whole.
Why does this matter?
How often have we heard students
say," do I have to know this?"
We explain why it is important and how it is relevant to not only the
subject at hand,
but in many cases to their lives as well.
Our 'New Direction' feature speaks to
how current technological breakthroughs influence
our current understanding of not only how things work but also many
ethical and other
Seeing the whole
Most textbooks dwell on minutia which
is only part of helping students understand what is
going on in the human body and in the mind. I believe we have succeeded
in showing our
students the big picture.
Often texts will demonstrate only one
of the system, in this case audition. In the
picture to the left we have two face-to-face pages laying out clearly the complete path
in the stages of the perception of sound.
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