Psychology

Psychology : An Introduction

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For courses in Introductory Psychology. Students and professors consistently turn to this best-selling introductory psychology textbook for a solid, balanced foundation of core material, grounded in good research. Classic studies are carefully integrated with the most up-to-date research to provide students with an accurate and current view of the field. Unique pedagogy challenges students with critical thinking exercises, and technology provides them with online activities to review and reinforce what they have learned. The discussions of current examples, cross-cultural and gender concerns, and enduring issues that bring the field together provide students with exactly what they need to know to achieve success in introductory psychology.show more

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  • Hardback | 707 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 30.48mm | 1,837.04g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 0130320145
  • 9780130320148

Table of contents

1. The Science of Psychology. What is Psychology? The Growth of Psychology. Human Diversity. Research Methods in Psychology. Careers in Psychology. 2. The Biological Basis of Behavior. Neurons: The Messengers. The Peripheral Nervous System. 3. Sensation and Perception. The Nature of Sensation. Vision. Hearing. The Other Senses. Perception. 4. States of Consciousness. Conscious Experiences. Sleep. Dreams. Drug-altered Consciousness. Meditation and Hypnosis. 5. Learning. Classical Conditioning. Operant Conditioning. Comparing Classical and Operant Conditioning. Cognitive Learning. 6. Memory. The Sensory Registers. Short-Term Memory. Long-Term Memory. The Biology of Memory. Forgetting. Special Topics in Memory. 7. Cognition and Language. The Building Blocks of Thought. Problem Solving. Decision Making. Language, Thought, and Culture. Nonhuman Thought and Language. 8. Intelligence and Mental Abilities. Theories of Intelligence. Intelligence Tests. What Makes a Good Test? What Determines Intelligence. Mental Abilities and Human Diversity. Extremes of Intelligence. Creativity. 9. Motivation and Emotion. Perceptions of Motivation. Hunger and Thirst. Sex. Other Motives. Emotions. Communication of Emotion. Gender, Culture, and Emotion. 10. Life Span Development. Methods in Developmental Psychology. Prenatal Development. The Newborn Baby. Infancy and Childhood. Adolescence. Adulthood. Late Adulthood. 11. Personality. Psychodynamic Theories. Humanistic Personality Theories. Trait Theories. Cognitive-Social Learning Theories. Personality Assessment. 12. Stress and Health Psychology. Source of Stress. Coping with Stress. Stress and Health. Extreme Stress. The Well-Adjusted Person. 13. Psychological Disorders. Perspectives on Psychological Disorders. Mood Disorders. Anxiety Disorders. Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders. Dissociative Disorders. Sexual Disorders. Personality Disorders. Schizophrenic Disorders. Childhood Disorders. Gender and Cultural Differences in Psychological Disorders. 14. Therapies. Insight Therapies. Behavior Therapies. Cognitive Therapies. Group Therapies. Effectiveness of Psychotherapy. Biological Treatments. Institutionalization and Its Alternatives. Gender and Cultural Differences in Treatments. 15. Social Psychology. Social Cognition. Attitudes. Social Influence. Social Action. Appendix A. Measurement and Statistical Methods. Appendix B. Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Glossary. Index.show more

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