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Psychology has insights relevant to all majors, all people. As a hub science, it also provides foundational material for many other scientific disciplines. Cacioppo/Freberg/Cacioppo's DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND, 4th edition, presents a cohesive understanding of the field, highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The fourth edition includes a new emphasis on social connectivity and loneliness, interpersonal relationships and myth busting, while author Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo brings additional insight as a licensed clinician. Smart and engaging writing, illuminating visuals and sound science illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of this exciting field. Up-to-date coverage offers insight into the latest research, while hands-on activities help you sharpen your critical thinking skills.
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  • John T. Cacioppo was the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. A former chair of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he also was a past president of several scientific societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. His numerous awards include the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Campbell Award and the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cacioppo was a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science; chair of the Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council and a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate; and a former member of both the Council for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the Council for the National Institute on Aging.

    Laura A. Freberg is a professor of psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches introductory psychology and biological psychology courses, both online and face-to-face. She also enjoys experimenting with technology and social media in the classroom. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began 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 Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994 and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. A past president of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Dr. Freberg is the current psychology consultant for The New York Times In Education program. In addition to this text, she has co-authored four editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage). She has also has authored AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE for Taylor & Francis and has co-authored RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (TopHat Monocle). Dr. Freberg received her Ph.D. from UCLA.

    Stephanie Cacioppo is director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science for her "outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching and/or application", she has won several prizes and awards for her research in clinical neuropsychology as well as affective and social neuroscience. In addition, she is the first female president of the Society for Social Neuroscience (a nonprofit international scientific society dedicated to understanding how biological systems implement social behaviors in modern society). She has authored more than 120 scientific publications, and her work has been featured in several outlets, including the Scientific American, Washington Post, Discover Magazine, The Guardian, National Geographic and The New York Times. She receive her Ph.D. in Switzerland.

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cengage Learning; 4th edition (February 8, 2021)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 816 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 035736323X
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0357363232
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