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Seventh Edition
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December 2021 | 752 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
James S. Nairne and new co-author Dawn M. McBride’s best-selling Psychology, Seventh Edition offers a learning framework that follows the scientific process, connecting psychological concepts with common, everyday experiences. By first considering the purpose of psychological concepts and processes, students are prepared to understand when, why and how psychological phenomena occur in common human moments. Empirically based pedagogy—including concept reviews, self-tests, critical thinking activities, and active chapter summaries—are included throughout to promote retention, retrieval practice, and deeper thinking while guiding students to develop scientific literacy.

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Chapter 1. An Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2. The Tools of Psychology Research
Chapter 3. Biological Processes
Chapter 4. Human Development
Chapter 5. Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6. Consciousness
Chapter 7. Learning from Experience
Chapter 8. Memory
Chapter 9. Language and Thought
Chapter 10. Intelligence
Chapter 11. Personality
Chapter 12. Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 13. Social Psychology
Chapter 14. Psychological Disorders
Chapter 15. Therapy
Chapter 16. Stress and Health


Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
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Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides 
Sample course syllabi 
Lecture notes 
Instructor’s manual 
All tables and figures from the textbook  

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Key features


The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.


Problems to Be Solved sections allow students to see psychological processes as tools designed to help people solve important problems in their lives.

Problems Solved sections summarize and review the main content of the chapters and focus specifically on how the common problems of the chapter are solved by the processes and concepts covered in the chapter.

Practical Solutions sections give students an inside look at a particular study or topic in psychological science with applications to common experiences.

Bite-sized videos support understanding and the applications of foundational studies and concepts.

Concepts in Action help students dig deeper into tough concepts, such as differentiating between classical and operant conditioning, difficult biological functions, and types of stress.

Concept Reviews are included in each chapter to help students understand and review the main points in the section. 

Knowledge Checks focus on the important role that retrieval practice can play in promoting learning and the retention of knowledge.

Thinking About Research at the end of each chapter presents a summary of the main sections of a research article that relates to the chapter’s concepts. Critical thinking questions about the study are included to help students tie the research study to what they are learning in the chapter.

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