Seventh Edition   ©2016

Discovering Psychology

Sandra E. Hockenbury , Susan A. Nolan (Seton Hall University) , Don H. Hockenbury (Tulsa Community College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-7105-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7105-5; Format: Paper Text, 848 pages

Extensive Revisions and New Prologues
Susan Nolan has overseen the thorough revisions of the chapters on social psychology (Ch. 11), psychological disorders (Ch. 13), and therapies (Ch. 14). Introduction and Research Methods (Ch. 1) and Motivation and Emotion (Ch. 8) have also been extensively revised with new prologues and research.

New chapter feature! Myth or Science Questions
Chapters now begin with a series of questions about psychology from real students on common perceptions and misperceptions about psychology. The questions are answered as either "Myth" or "Science" over the course of the chapter.

New digital feature! Think Like a Scientist (in LaunchPad)
Developed and class-tested by author Susan Nolan, Think Like a Scientist combines video, audio, text, and assessable active learning to place students in real-world scenarios, asking them to think critically about scientific claims such as:

  • Contagious Online Emotions (Chapter 1)
  • The Right Brain Versus the Left Brain (Chapter 2)
  • ESP (Chapter 3)
  • Multi-Tasking (Chapter 4) — See poster in this brochure
  • Positive and Negative Reinforcement (Chapter 5)
  • Eyewitness Testimony (Chapter 6)
  • Brain Exercises (Chapter 7)
  • Lie Detection (Chapter 8)
  • Learning Environments (Chapter 9)
  • Employment-Related Personality Tests (Chapter 10)
  • Online Dating (Chapter 11)
  • Coping with Stress (Chapter 12)
  • Tracking Mental Illness Online (Chapter 13)
  • Ketamine (Chapter 14)

    Built to address the biggest classroom issues instructors face, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

    LaunchPad for Discovering Psychology features:

    • A interactive e-book with integrated book-specific student media, including Think Like a Scientist.
    • LearningCurve adaptive quizzing offering individualized question sets and feedback (with e-book links) for each student based on correct and incorrect responses.
    • New! Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to create assessable coursework based on videos from LaunchPad, YouTube, or elsewhere on the Internet.
    • An easy-to-use Gradebook to monitor the whole class or individual students.
    • Optional pre-built units, curated by the book’s authors or other experienced educators and fully customizable.
    • All instructor resources (PowerPoints, book images, teaching suggestions, and more) in one convenient location.
    • Easy LMS integration into any learning management system. LaunchPad also works independently outside of LMS systems.