Using authentic reading from college textbooks, this book teaches academic reading and study skills and introduces students to psychology. The Student's Book uses authentic readings from college textbooks to teach academic reading skills, and introduces topics such as stress, health, and non-verbal communication. These topics engage students in the subject matter while exposing them to academic discourse. This book contains exercises that develop reading skills such as skimming, reading for the main idea, reading for speed, and understanding vocabulary in context. While completing writing assignments of different lengths, students respond to the readings and incorporate what they have learned. Study skills, such as summarizing, note taking, highlighting key points, and test preparation, are also taught. Topics correspond with those in Academic Listening Encounters: Human Behavior, and these books can be used together as a four-skills course; however, they function equally well as stand-alone texts. A Human Behavior 2-Book Set is available (ISBN 0-521-891655). It includes one copy of the Student's Reading Book and one copy of the Student's Listening Book at a discounted price.
UNIT ONE: MIND, BODY, AND HEALTH; 1: The influence of mind over body; 2: Keeping healthy; UNIT TWO: DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LIFE; 3: Adolescence; 4: Adulthood; UNIT THREE: INTELLIGENCE; 5: Intelligence tests; 6: Examining and explaining differences in intelligence; UNIT FOUR: NONVERBAL MESSAGES; 7: Body language; 8: Communicating via space and objects; UNIT FIVE: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS; 9: Friendship; 10: Love.