Understanding Psychology by Robert S. Feldman | 15th Edition

Understanding Psychology provides broad coverage of the field of psychology, including the theories, research, and applications that form the core of the discipline. Along with the traditional areas of psychology—neuroscience, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, human development, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, and social psychology—the applied topics of gender and sexuality and health psychology receive extensive attention.




Salient Features:

1) Continues its commitment to extensive coverage of diversity with a concluding module called “Diversity, Cul Conflict, and Cooperation”

2) Contains a significant amount of new and updated features and content with hundreds of new citations referring to articles and books published since 2019

3) Includes numerous substantive references to the pandemic, an event that has played a central role in shaping students’ lives since its start

4) Numerous new and revised topics and textual changes, including new definitions and clarifications based on heat map data, provide a good indication of the content’s currency and Student First focus

5) Rich pool of online instructor resources


About the Author

ROBERT S. FELDMAN is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than three decades as a college instructor, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance-learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psycho¬logical Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Profes¬sor Feldman received a BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wesleyan. He is past President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation, which advocates for the field of psychology, and is on the board of the Social Psychology Network (SPN). He also chairs the McGraw-Hill Learning Science Advisory Board.

He has written and edited more than 250 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research, Improv¬ing the First Year of College: Research and Practice, and, most recently, Learning Science: Theory Research and Practice. He is also author of P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His textbooks, which have been used by more than 2 million students around the world, have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. His research interests include deception and honesty in everyday life, work that he described in The Liar in Your Life. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.


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