Invitation to Psychology with Video Classics CD
For undergraduate introductory courses in psychology.Through lively writing and stimulating examples, authors Carole Wade and Carol Tavris invite students at all levels to actively explore the field of psychology and the fundamentals of critical and scientific thinking. Invitation to Psychology presents the science of psychology according to six areas of the student's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health and Your Life. This unique organization engages students from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Incorporating many of the active learning and critical thinking features from their comprehensive text described below-a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of the psychology of women and men of all cultures-students will learn much to take with them.
- Mixed media product | 551 pages
- 221 x 269.2 x 22.9mm | 1,247.39g
- 01 May 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
(All chapters end with a Taking Psychology with You section.) 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.I. YOUR SELF. 2 Theories of Personality. The Elements of Personality. The Biological Contribution. The Learning Contribution. The Cultural Contribution. The Psychodynamic Contribution. The Humanist Contribution.3 Development over the Life Span. From Conception to the First Year. Cognitive Development. Gender Development. How Much Do Parents Matter? Adolescence. Adulthood. Are Adults Prisoners of Childhood?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 Two Hemispheres of the Brain. Two Stubborn Issues in Brain Research.5 Sensation and Perception. Our Sensational Senses. Vision. Hearing. Other Senses. Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences. Puzzles of Perception.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.7. Memory. Reconstructing the Past. Memory and the Power of Suggestion. In Pursuit of Memory. The Three-Box Model of Memory. How We Remember. Why We Forget. Autobiographical Memories.IV. YOUR ENVIRONMENT. 8. Learning. Classical Conditioning. Classical Conditioning in Real Life. Operant Conditioning. Operant Conditioning in Real Life. Social-Cognitive Learning Theories.9. Behavior in Social and Cultural Context. Roles and Rules. Social Influences on Beliefs. Individuals in Groups. Us Versus Them: Group Identity. Group Conflict and Prejudice.V. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. 10. Psychological Disorders. Defining and Diagnosing Disorder. Anxiety Disorders. Mood Disorders. Personality Disorders. Dissociative Identity Disorder ("Multiple Personality"). Drug Abuse and Addiction. Schizophrenia.11. Approaches to Treatment and Therapy. Biological Treatments. Kinds of Psychotherapy. Evaluating Psychotherapy.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.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 Achieve. When Motives Conflict.Appendix: Statistical Methods. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Author Index. Subject Index.
About Carol Tavris
Carole Wade earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University. She began her academic career at the University of New Mexico, where she taught courses in psycholinguistics and developed the first course at the university on the psychology of gender. She was professor of psychology for ten years at San Diego Mesa College, then taught at the College of Marin, and is now affiliated with Dominican University of California. She is author, with Carol Tavris, of Psychology, Psychology in Perspective, and The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. Dr. Wade has a long-standing interest in making psychology accessible to students and the general public through lectures, workshops, and general interest articles. For many years. Ale has focused her efforts on the teaching and promotion of critical-thinking skills, diversity issues, and the enhancement of undergraduate education in psychology. She chaired the APA Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in Psychology, is a past chair of the APAs Public Information Committee, has been a G. Stanley Hall Lecturer, and currently serves on the steering committee for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Wade is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter member of the American Psychological Society. When she isn't busy with her professional activities, she can be found riding the trails of northern California on her Arabian horse, Conde. Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in the social psychology program at the University of Michigan, and as a writer and lecturer she has sought to educate the public about the importance of critical and scientific thinking in psychology. She is author of The Mismeasure of Woman; Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion; and, with Carole Wade, Psychology; Psychology in Perspective; and The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. She has written on psychological topics for a wide variety of magazines and professional publications; many of her opinion essays and book reviews for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, Scientific American, and other publications have recently been collected in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychology to Think Critically About Issues in the News. Dr. Tavris lectures widely on, among other topics, critical thinking, pseudoscience in psychology and psychiatry, anger, and the science and politics of research on gender. She has taught in the psychology department at UCLA and at the Human Relations Center of the New School for Social Research in New York. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society; a member of the board of the Council for Scientific Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry; and a member of the editorial board of the APS's Psychological Science in the Public Interest. When she is not writing or lecturing, she can be found walking the trails of the Hollywood Hills with her border collie, Sophie.