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Psychology [Hardcover]

Lewis Barker


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Nov. 26 2001 0136208169 978-0136208167 1
With unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage, Barkers Psychology provides a concise, readable presentation of the foundations of psychological phenomena and the perspectives in psychology. The book provides the interpretation and integration of a broad swath of information in an understandable presentation of general psychology. An integrated adaptive-evolutionary theme runs throughout the text and the unique historical perspective defines where we have been in psychology, where we are going and what psychology means in relation to other sources of knowledge. KEY TOPICS- This volume outlines the history of psychology and its implications and methodology in the behavioral sciences, as well as the biological/behavioral, perceptual/cognitive, developmental/individual differences and the social/cultural perspectives in psychology. MARKET- For those interested in a concise, comprehensive introduction to the foundations of psychology.
Features and Benefits

Adaptation Theme—Adaptation theme is presented at the onset of each chapter and flows throughout the text—Adaptation to evolution and adaptation to a challenging environment.
Provides students with a conceptual framework and serves as an organizing principle to study the science of psychology. Challenges the reader with two definitions of adaptiveness- adaptation to culture, through socialization and learning, and adaptation through evolution, the innate tendencies to behave in certain ways.
Balanced Approach—While adaptiveness is the central theme of the book, Barker presents “all perspectives in psychology.”
Gives students a balanced, rigorous introduction to the science of psychology as a whole.
Chapter-Opening Vignettes—Each chapter begins with an opening story setting the stage for the chapter, immersing the student into the material. The vignettes further solidify the adaptive theme.
Motivates the student to continue reading, and helps integrate the chapter.
Interim Summaries—“Check-points” found after each main section.
Provides the student with several mini-summaries within each chapter helping the reader to understand what was just read before moving on to the next major topic.
Marginal Glossary—Runs throughout the text.
Provides students with succinct definitions of the terms discussed within the chapter.
Links—Link forward and Link back demonstrate how psychology is an interrelated science.
Encourages the student to link back, to re-examine what was previously learned or to link forward, to preview what will be introduced. Provides a context for what is being studied and how the topic relates to other areas within the field of psychology.
For Further Thought.
Gives students the opportunity to take their learning one step further. These thought provoking questions give the students the opportunity to critically analyze the material and to further explore the questions by accessing the texts website which shares this feature.
Concluding Thoughts—Author summarizes the chapter.
Captures the critical points of the chapter for the reader.
Historical Perspective.
Provides the background to understand the field as a dynamically evolving science and to see “where we have been in psychology and where we are going.Gives students the opportunity to further explore and study the discipline on the World Wide Web.


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With unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage, Barker's Psychology provides a concise, readable presentation of the foundations of psychological phenomena and the perspectives in psychology. The book provides the interpretation and integration of a broad swath of information in an understandable presentation of general psychology. An integrated adaptive-evolutionary theme runs throughout the text and the unique historical perspective defines where we have been in psychology, where we are going and what psychology means in relation to other sources of knowledge. This volume outlines the history of psychology and its implications and methodology in the behavioral sciences, as well as the biological/behavioral, perceptual/cognitive, developmental/individual differences and the social/cultural perspectives in psychology. For those interested in a concise, comprehensive introduction to the foundations of psychology.

About the Author

Lewis Barker received an A.B. in Psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University. His first teaching position was at Baylor University, where he discovered that he loved teaching as much as research. As a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University for 28 years, he has taught thousands of students in over twenty courses and laboratories. Over the years, he has published numerous research articles, authored book chapters, and contributed to edited volumes. He is also the author of Learning and Behavior, now in its third edition with Prentice Hall, a textbook in the general area of how humans and other animals learn.

Lewis has been the recipient of teaching awards from Psi Chi (a national honorary organization in psychology) and University teaching awards from both Baylor and FSU for dedication, persistence and effort. Currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Auburn University, he continues to teach a variety of courses.

Married with four daughters, Lewis reads, runs, bikes, and writes in his spare time, and travels often to keep in touch with an extended family, including his children and their significant others, and two grandchildren, all living in Texas.


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