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Psychology, 8/e, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with a comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features new to the print program include streamlined content, integration of Positive Psychology throughout the text (by Chris Peterson, University of Michigan), and optional four-color "Neuropsychology" and "Industrial/Organizational Psychology" chapters available through Houghton Mifflin Custom Publishing. Leading-edge technology enhancements to the program include static and interactive eBooks; upgraded Flash-enabled Netlabs, Web tutorials, and animations; new interactive Concept Maps; new Active Learning and Critical Thinking Booklets; and a new DVD entitled Revealing Psychology.
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  • Hardback | 944 pages
  • 231.14 x 276.86 x 40.64mm | 2,335.99g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 0618874070
  • 9780618874071
  • 507,921

Table of contents

1. Introducing Psychology The World of Psychology: An Overview Approaches to the Science of Psychology Human Diversity and Psychology 2. Research in Psychology Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else) Research Methods in Psychology Statistical Analysis of Research Results Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists 3. Biological Aspects of Psychology The Nervous System The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World The Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World The Chemistry of Psychology The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World The Immune System: Defending the Body 4. Sensation Sensory Systems The Problem of Coding Hearing Vision The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste Somatic Senses and the Vestibular System 5. Perception The Perception Paradox Three Approaches to Perception Psychophysics Organizing the Perceptual World Recognizing the Perceptual World Attention Applications of Research on Perception 6. Learning Learning About Stimuli Classical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior Cognitive Processes in Learning Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn 7. Memory The Nature of Memory Storing New Memories Retrieving Memories Forgetting Biological Bases of Memory Applications of Memory Research 8. Cognition and Language Basic Functions of Thought Mental Representations: The Ingredients of Thought Thinking Strategies Problem Solving Decision Making Language 9. Consciousness Analyzing Consciousness Sleeping and Dreaming Hypnosis Psychoactive Drugs 10. Cognitive Abilities Testing for Intelligence Measuring the Quality of Tests Evaluating Intelligence Tests Understanding Intelligence Diversity in Cognitive Abilities 11. Motivation and Emotion Concepts and Theories of Motivation Hunger and Eating Sexual Behavior Achievement Motivation Relations and Conflicts Among Motives The Nature of Emotion Theories of Emotion Communicating Emotion 12. Human Development Exploring Human Development Beginnings Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development Adolescence Adulthood 13. Health, Stress, and Coping Health Psychology Stress and Stressors Stress Responses Stress Mediators: Interactions Between People and Stressors The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness Promoting Healthy Behavior 14. Personality The Psychodynamic Approach The Trait Approach The Social-Cognitive Approach The Humanistic Approach Assessing Personality 15. Psychological Disorders Defining Psychological Disorders Explaining Psychological Disorders Classifying Psychological Disorders Anxiety Disorders Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Mood Disorders Schizophrenia Personality Disorders A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders Mental Illness and the Law 16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders Basic Features of Treatment Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Humanistic Psychotherapy Behavior Therapy Group, Family, and Couples Therapy Evaluating Psychotherapy Choosing a Therapist Cultural Factors in Psychotherapy Biological Treatments Community Psychology: From Treatment to Prevention 17. Social Cognition Social Influences on the Self Social Perception Attitudes Prejudice and Stereotypes Interpersonal Attraction 18. Social Influence Social Influence Conformity and Compliance Obedience Aggression Altruism and Helping Behavior Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict Group Processes
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