Psychology and the Real World
Second Edition   ©2015

Psychology and the Real World

FABBS Foundation , Morton Ann Gernsbacher (University of Wisconsin) , James R. Pomerantz (Rice University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-7395-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7395-0; Format: Paper Text, 304 pages

New Articles

  • Adam Grant, “Work and the Art of Motivation Maintenance”
  • Alan Kazdin, “Treatments for Children with Severe Aggressive and Antisocial Behavior”
  • Barbara Fredrickson, “Positive Psychology: Cultivating Resilience and Health through Everyday Positive Emotions”
  • Mark Costanzo, “Lie Detection in the Interrogation Room and the Courtroom”
  • Ruth Kanfer, “Work Motivation:  From Processes to Purpose”
  • Emanuel Donchin on Cognitive Neuroscience
  • H. Hill Goldsmith on the Significance of Temperament

Updated Research
Throughout, authors have updated their articles with new findings and insights. For example, Henry Roediger, Kathleen McDermott, and Mark McDaniel discuss new research that shows taking notes by hand leads to greater comprehension and memory than typing on your computer.

Thinking Critically Questions
Articles now conclude with questions that encourage students to think more deeply about the material and apply it to their own lives.

The FABBS/Worth Partnership
The concept for Psychology and the Real World came from the Foundation for the Advancement of Brain and Behavior Science (FABBS) and was produced in collaboration with Worth Publishers. The FABBS Foundation is an educational, non-profit organization established in 2004 to enhance understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Supporting the work of 21 societies across the spectrum of modern psychology, FABBS focuses on educating the public about the contributions of psychological science to the well-being of individuals and society, recognizing scholars who have made significant contributions to these sciences, and facilitating productive dialogue between scientists and relevant stakeholders to inform policies and improve lives.

The authors have volunteered their contributions and have agreed that all grants, advances, and royalties and other financial earnings will go to FABBS to support their educational mission. The book is affordably priced to students whose instructors adopt one of Worth’s introductory psychology texts and Worth is returning all of the revenues so earned directly to FABBS.