Invitation to Psychology, Canadian Edition

Invitation to Psychology, Canadian Edition

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For one-semester introductory psychology courses in colleges. This shorter version of Wade and Tavris' best-selling text, Psychology, offers a new 13 chapter approach for one-semester courses. It maintains the same high quality writing, focus on critical thinking, attention to multicultural and gender issues, and commitment to the debates of psychology as well as the "Quick Quizzes," "Get Involved," and "Taking Psychology With You" features.show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 214 x 274 x 26mm | 1,199.98g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130278912
  • 9780130278913

Table of contents

To the Instructor. To the Student. About the Authors. 1. What is Psychology? The Science of Psychology. What Psychologists Do. Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology. Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts. Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships. The Experiment: Hunting for Causes. Evaluating the Findings. Taking Psychology with You: What Psychology Can Do for You-and what it can't. I. YOUR SELF. 2. Theories of Personality The Elements of Personality. The Biological Tradition. Heredity and Temperament. Heredity and Traits. Evaluating Genetic Theories. The Learning Tradition. The Cultural Tradition. The Psychodynamic Tradition. The Humanist Tradition. Taking Psychology with You: How to Avoid the Barnum Effect. 3. Development over the Life Span. From Conception to the First Year. Cognitive Development. Gender Development. Moral Development. Adolescence. Adulthood. The Social Clock. Taking Psychology with You: Bringing Up Baby. II. YOUR BODY. 4. Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain. The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint. Communication in the Nervous System. Mapping the Brain. A Tour Through the Brain. The Cerebrum. The Two Hemispheres of the Brain. Two Stubborn Issues in Brain Research. Why Do We Dream? Are There "His" and "Hers" Brains? Taking Psychology with You: Food for Thought: Diet and Neurotransmitters. 5. Sensation and Perception. Our Sensational Senses. Vision. Hearing. Other Senses. Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences. Puzzles of Perception. Taking Psychology with You: Living with Pain. III. YOUR MIND. 6. Thinking and Intelligence. Thought: Using What We Know. Reasoning Rationally. Barriers to Reasoning Rationally. Intelligence. The Origins of Intelligence. Animal Minds. Taking Psychology with You: Becoming More Creative. 7. Memory. Reconstructing the Past. Measuring Memory. The Three-box Model of Memory. How We Remember. Why We Forget. Autobiograpical Memories. Taking Psychology with You: How to... Uh... Remember. IV. YOUR ENVIRONMENT. 8. Learning. Classical Conditioning. Classical Conditioning in Real Life. Operant Conditioning. Operant Conditioning in Real Life. Social-Learning Theories. Behaviour and the Mind. Taking Psychology with You: Shape Up! 9. Behaviour in Social and Cultural Context. Roles and Rules. Identity, Attributions, and Attitudes. Individuals in Groups. Cross-cultural Relations. Taking Psychology with You: Travels Across the Cultural Divide. V. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. 10. Psychological Disorders. Defining and Diagnosing Disorder. Anxiety Disorders. Mood Disorders. Personality Disorders. Dissociative Disorders. Drug Abuse and Addiction. Schizophrenia. Taking Psychology with You: When a Friend Is Suicidal. 11. Approaches to Treatment and Therapy. Biological Treatments. Kinds of Psychotherapy. Alternatives to Psychotherapy. Evaluating Psychotherapy and Its Alternatives. Taking Psychology with You: How to Evaluate a Self-help Book. VI. YOUR LIFE. 12. Emotion, Stress, and Health. The Nature of Emotion. Emotion and Culture. The Nature of Stress. Stress and Emotion. Emotions, Stress, and Health: How to Cope. Taking Psychology with You: The Dilemma of Anger: "Let It Out" or "Bottle It Up"? 13. The Major Motives of Life: Love, Sex, Food and Work. The Social Animal: Motives for Love. The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex. The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat. The Competent Animal: Motives to Work. When Motives Conflict. Taking Psychology with You: Improving Your Motivation. Appendix: Statistical Methods. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.show more