Psychology Around Us
This exciting new textbook for introductory psychology will help you open students’ minds to the idea that psychology is all around us. Authors Ron Comer and Liz Gould help instructors encourage students to examine what they know about human behavior and how they know it; and open them up to an appreciation of psychology outside of the classroom. Psychology Around Us helps students see the big picture by stressing the interconnected nature of psychological science.
Almost every chapter within this first edition helps open students minds to comprehend the big picture with sections that highlight how the different fields of psychology are connected to each other and how they connect to everyday life.
• Cut Across Connections
Almost every chapter helps students comprehend the big picture with sections that highlight how the different fields of psychology are connected to each other and how they connect to everyday life. The authors highlight human development, brain function, abnormal psychology, and the individual differences that occur in each area as cut-across themes to demonstrate these connections.
• What Happens in the Brain When…
These two-page art spreads demonstrate exactly what happens in the brain when we engage in everyday activities such as eating pizza, studying psychology, or listening to music. The special art featured in these spreads is created especially for Psychology Around Us by an award-winning artist with input from instructors like you on how it can contribute to teaching and learning.
• Chapter Opening Vignettes
Every chapter begins with a vignette that shows the power of psychology in understanding a whole range of human behavior. This theme is reinforced throughout the chapter, celebrating the extraordinary processes that make the everyday possible.