The Psychologist's Companion for Undergraduates

A Guide to Success for College Students
Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316738620
Category: Psychology
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Tailored specifically for undergraduate students, this Companion offers uniquely comprehensive coverage of the topics necessary for successful communication in psychology, making it a valuable resource for research methods and introductory psychology courses. Readers will learn how to effectively plan and write papers in accordance with the latest style guidelines from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; present data in posters and talks; and evaluate their own and others' work. The clear writing style and reader-friendly format, meanwhile, allow students to absorb information easily, even when reading chapters selectively or out of order. The book includes numerous up-to-date examples drawn from career experiences to engage students and help them apply what they've learned to forward their own careers, while questions encourage them to think more deeply about larger issues in the field, preparing them for future research.

The Psychologist's Companion

A Guide to Professional Success for Students, Teachers, and Researchers
Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316712559
Category: Psychology
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The Psychologist's Companion, 6th edition is written for students, young professionals, and even mid-career scholars. It is the most comprehensive guide available to both written and oral communication processes for academic psychologists. It covers the topics necessary for career success, including planning papers, writing papers, presenting data, evaluating one's papers, writing grant proposals, giving talks, finding a book publisher, doing job interviews, and doing media interviews. Because the book is in its sixth edition, it is market tested for success in reaching and engaging its readers. Two special (new) pedagogical features are 'Experience is the best teacher', which draws on the authors' personal experiences to help make the book more personalized and exciting to readers, and 'What's wrong here', which gives readers an opportunity for active learning while they read the book. The authors have written the book in a personable and often humorous style that will keep readers engaged.

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ISBN: 1442276029
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Working for a Doctorate

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Author: Norman John Graves,Ved P. Varma
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415147316
Category: Education
Page: 202
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In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support. Working for a Doctorate: * Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management * Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors * Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students * Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students * Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD. The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.

Methods of Teaching

Applying Cognitive Science to Promote Student Learning
Author: Preston D. Feden,Robert Mark Vogel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072305142
Category: Apprentissage cognitif
Page: 377
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METHODS OF TEACHING: APPLYING COGNITIVE SCIENCE TO PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING helps prospective teachers learn how to apply recent findings by cognitive scientists to their classroom practices in order to promote true conceptual change among their students. The book focuses squarely on ways to bring about deep rather than surface learning to all students.The authors use and model many of the teaching strategies they present, focusing on major "core" concepts and utilizing a rich array of pedagogical features, to help prospective teachers build a deep understanding of how people learn and what strategies they can use as teachers to help their students achieve long-lasting comprehension.Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the need to change instruction in light of new findings from cognitive science. Planning for instruction, behavior management, and technology are integrated into each chapter.

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Bernard Baars,Nicole M. Gage
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012415865X
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
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Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to cognitive neuroscience. Winner of a 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, this book was written by two leading experts in the field to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training. It covers all aspects of the field—the neural framework, sight, sound, consciousness, learning/memory, problem solving, speech, executive control, emotions, socialization and development—in a student-friendly format with extensive pedagogy and ancillaries to aid both the student and professor. This introductory text takes a unique thematic approach, guiding students along a clear path to understand the latest findings whether or not they have a background in neuroscience. It includes case studies and everyday examples designed to help students understand the more challenging aspects of the material. It is richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding. Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching. Chapter outlines, study questions, glossary, and image collection are also available on the student's companion website. Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning; test questions, image collection, and lecture slides are available on the instructor's manual website. This book will be of interest to undergraduate students in Neuroscience, Psychology, and related disciplines that teach cognitive neuroscience. Provides a complete introduction to mind-brain science, written to be highly accessible to undergraduates with limited neuroscience training Richly illustrated with carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding Enhanced pedagogy highlights key concepts for the student and aids in teaching - chapter outlines, study questions, glossary, and image collection are also available on student's companion website Ancillary support saves instructors time and facilitates learning - test questions, image collection, and lecture slides available on instructor's manual website

GRIT - Die neue Formel zum Erfolg

Mit Begeisterung und Ausdauer ans Ziel
Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641173558
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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Die neue Formel zum Erfolg: Leidenschaft Ausdauer und Zuversicht Eine Mischung aus Ausdauer und Leidenschaft, nicht IQ, Startbedingungen oder Talent entscheidet über den Erfolg eines Menschen. Diese These hat die Neurowissenschaftlerin und Psychologin Angela Duckworth in dem Wort GRIT zusammengefasst, das im Englischen so viel wie Biss oder Mumm heißt, und hat damit weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Auf Basis ihrer eigenen Geschichte, von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und anhand ungewöhnlicher Leistungsbiografien ist sie dem Geheimnis von erfolgreichen Menschen auf den Grund gegangen, seien sie Sportler, Bankmanager oder Comiczeichner. Sie weist nach, dass nicht "Genie", sondern eine einzigartige Kombination aus Begeisterungsfähigkeit und langfristigem Durchhaltevermögen darüber entscheidet, ob man seine Ziele erreicht. Mit zahlreichen Beispielen, die jeder auf seine Situation anwenden kann, erläutert Angela Duckworth das Konzept der motivierten Beharrlichkeit. Und sie fordert dazu auf, im Wissen um GRIT Lernen und Bildung neu zu denken.

The best review for the CLEP general exams

featuring the latest on the CLEP computer-based tests
Author: Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878919000
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1091
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Get those CLEP college credits you deserve! Our CLEP test experts show you the way to master the exam and get the score that gets you college credit. This newly released edition of CLEP General Exams is both an ideal study guide and test prep with a comprehensive course review that covers all 5 topics of the CLEP General Exams series: English composition, humanities, college mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences and history. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills, and study schedule that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Written to be the definitive, easy-to-understand study guide and test prep for anyone seeking college credit through the CLEP program - Comprehensive and up-to-date course review covering every topic to be found in the entire CLEP General Exams series - Packed with proven exam tips, insights and advice - Study schedule tailored to your needs - Bonus Periodic Table of Elements included TABLE OF CONTENTS About Research & Education Association CLEP General CBT Independent Study Schedule CHAPTER 1: PASSING THE CLEP GENERAL CBTS About this Book About the CLEP General CBTs How to Use this Book Format of the CLEP General CBTs About Our Review Scoring the CLEP General CBTs Studying for the CLEP General CBTs Test-Taking Tips The Day of the Test CHAPTER 2: ENGLISH COMPOSITION REVIEW Description of the CLEP General CBT in English Composition English Language Skills Review Writing Skills Review CHAPTER 3: HUMANITIES REVIEW Description of the CLEP General CBT in Humanities Literature Review Visual Arts and Architecture Review Philosophy Review Music Review Performing Arts Review CHAPTER 4: MATHEMATICS REVIEW Description of the CLEP General CBT in College Mathematics Arithmetic Review Algebra Review Geometry and Trigonometry Review Sets and Logic Review Real and Complex Numbers Review Functions Review Probability and Statistics Review CHAPTER 5: NATURAL SCIENCES REVIEW Description of the CLEP General CBT in Natural Sciences Biology Review Chemistry Review Physics Review Earth Science Review Geology Review Astronomy Meteorology CHAPTER 6: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY REVIEW Description of the CLEP General CBT in Social Sciences and History Political Science Review Sociology Review Economics Review Psychology Review Geography Review Anthropology Review Western Civilization and World History Review United States History Review PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS EXCERPT About Research & Education Association Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA's Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA's publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA's publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA's series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA's practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA's publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. CHAPTER 1 - PASSING THE CLEP GENERAL CBTs ABOUT THIS BOOK This book, part of REA's two-volume set for the most thorough preparation for the CLEP General Examinations available, provides you with an accurate and complete review for the five CLEP General Computer-Based Tests, or CBTs. Inside you will find reviews - all based on the official CLEP exams - for each of the following subjects: English Composition (with and without Essay), Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History. You will also find drill questions that will help you prepare for the actual exam. For each drill, we provide an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you better grasp and retain the test material. This volume contains extensive topical reviews and drills prepared expressly to help you get ready for the CLEP General CBTs. Full length practice tests paralleling the actual exams are presented in our companion volume, REA's The Best Test Preparation for the CLEP General Exams. ABOUT THE CLEP GENERAL CBTS Who takes the CLEP General CBTs and what are they used for? CLEP examinations are usually taken by people who have acquired knowledge outside the classroom and wish to bypass certain college courses and earn college credit. The College-Level Examination Program is designed to reward students for learning - no matter where or how that knowledge was acquired. More than 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. This makes CLEP the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. Although most CLEP examinees are adults returning to college, many graduating high school seniors, enrolled college students, and international students also take the exams to earn college credit or to demonstrate their ability to perform at the college level. There are no prerequisites, such as age or educational status, for taking CLEP examinations. However, you must meet specific requirements of the particular institution from which you wish to receive CLEP credit. Most CLEP examinations include material usually covered in an undergraduate course with a similar title to that of the exam (e. g., History of the United States I). However, the five exams covered in this book do not deal with subject matter covered in any particular course but rather with material taken as general requirements during the first two years of college. These general exams are English Composition (with or without essay), Humanities, College Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History. Who administers the exams? The CLEP is developed by the College Board, administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and involves the assistance of educators throughout the country. The test development process is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate. When and where are the exams given? The CLEP General Examinations are offered year-round at some 1,400 test centers i