This is a compact and economic student’s version of the critically acclaimed “”APA Dictionary of Psychology””. It contains 5,000 entries offering clear and authoritative definitions – including many revised and updated definitions from the parent dictionary. It includes about 200 entries that have never appeared in the parent dictionary or its abridgment, the “”APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology””, selected through comparison with some of the best and most popular textbooks currently in use on college campuses.
It offers basic coverage across 90 sub disciplines of psychology – with special emphasis on field typically encountered in undergraduate studies: general, social, developmental, abnormal, and cognitive psychology, as well as neuroscience and basic methodology and statistics. There is an appendix listing major figures in the history of psychology and their relation to outside disciplines and professions.
Most new psychology instructors enter their first undergraduate classrooms with little or no formal preparation for their role as a teacher. The goal of this book is to review the body of teaching research that is available as well as some of the well-accepted lore, so as to make the first foray into teaching psychology a positive experience.