Learning psychology can be the high point of your semester, and the evidence is in WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INTEGRATION, which will capture and hold your attention from the first page to the last. Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo, award-winning professors with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching, have found that students who are curious are not only motivated to explore, but also better able to learn how psychological concepts are connected. This text applies the authors’ successful teaching approach, unlocking your curiosity with compelling, part-opening stories of real people that are then threaded throughout the chapters. You’ll continue to be guided in making connections between personal stories, applications to your own lives, and psychological concepts that you will use outside of the classroom.
About the Author
Susann M. Doyle-Portillo (Ph.D., Social Cognition, University of Oklahoma) is professor of psychological science at the University of North Georgia. Dr. Doyle-Portillo also holds bachelors degrees in engineering and psychology. She has published articles in journals such as Social Cognition, Contemporary Social Psychology, the American Journal of Health Education, and Personality & Individual Differences, but the main focus of her career is teaching. During her tenure at University of North Georgia, Dr. Doyle-Portillo has twice been listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she has mentored many undergraduate researchers and authored several test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides.