PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition
Adrienne J. Betz, PhD
Brian L. Burke, PhD
Fort Lewis College
Cheryl A. Rickabaugh, PhD
University of Redlands
Lester M. Sdorow, PhD
Pages: 822 Pages
Copyright Year: © 2025
Formats & Ordering ISBNs:
Paperback (Full Color): 978-1-955543-22-4
Paperback (B/W): 978-1-955543-20-0
Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-955543-21-7
Online eTexbook: 978-1-955543-18-7
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PSYCHOLOGY is a comprehensive and approachable textbook that emphasizes the scientific foundations of psychology and its practical applications in everyday life. Through an engaging narrative and exploration of classic and contemporary research, the text introduces students to key concepts in the field, including cognition, personality, social behavior, and mental health.
One of the unique strengths of Psychology is its attention to diversity and cultural contexts. The authors highlight the ways in which social and cultural factors shape human behavior and demonstrate the importance of understanding these influences in psychological research and practice. Throughout the text, students are exposed to examples and perspectives from a range of cultures and ethnicities, as well as issues related to gender and sexuality.
With updated coverage of the latest research and developments in the field, Psychology is an invaluable resource for students of psychology at all levels. The text is designed to be both informative and engaging, encouraging critical thinking and an appreciation for the relevance of psychology to our daily lives.
►An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative. A natural and relaxed writing style promotes a sense of a conversation between the authors and reader.
►Comprehensive coverage of current topics and scholarly research. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent examples, research, and scholarship from across the discipline.
►Emphasis on critical thinking. The "Critical Thinking about Psychology" feature appears throughout the text and uses empirical data to analyze stories or events that have garnered attention in the media.
►Focus on research. In addition to the innumerable research citations throughout the text, “The Research Process” features highlight the rationale, methods, results, and interpretation of research studies in a manner accessible to beginning psychology students.
►Integrated coverage of socio-cultural issues and research. Throughout the text, cross-cultural, ethnic, and gender differences are fully discussed within the context of human universals.
►Integrated biological coverage. Findings from bio-psychological research have been incorporated throughout the text.
►Meeting students where they learn and instructors where they teach The narrative offers students material in digestible chunks and instructors flexibility in syllabus sequence.
►Contemporary design with a rich illustration program. Numerous graphs, figures, and tables reinforce the text discussions by providing a visual guide to key concepts.
►Student-friendly pedagogy and features. Each chapter includes chapter outlines, on-page key term definitions, box features, section self-quizzes, comprehensive chapter summaries, chapter quizzes, thought questions, and much more.
►Complete Instructor's Support Package. Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Item File, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and Online Video Labs with Student Worksheets.
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