Psychology : A Concise Introduction

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The updated 2nd edition of this brief introduction to Psychology, is more accessible and ideal for short courses.This is a brief, accessible introductory psychology textbook. Full-colour throughout, with high production values, it is available at an affordable price.The updated 2nd edition of this clear and brief introduction to Psychology is written by the award-winning lecturer and author Richard Griggs. The text is written in an engaging style and presents a selection of carefully chosen core concepts in psychology, providing solid topical coverage without drowning the student in a sea of details.
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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 185.42 x 238.76 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1429200820
  • 9781429200820
  • 1,264,062

Table of contents

PART ONE: THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY; The Four Major Research Perspectives; Research Methods Used by Psychologists; How to Understand Research Results; PART TWO: NEUROSCIENCE; The Neuron; The Nervous System and The Endocrine System; The Brain; Neuroscience of Motivation, Sleep and Emotion; The Emotional Brain; PART THREE: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION; How the Physical World Relates to the Psychological World; How We See and How We Hear; How We Make Sense of What We See; PART FOUR: LEARNING; Learning Through Classical Conditioning; Learning Through Operant Conditioning; Biological and Cognitive Aspects of Learning; PART FIVE: MEMORY; Three-Stage Model of Memory; Encoding Information into Memory; Retrieving Information from Memory; PART SIX: THINKING AND INTELLIGENCE; Problem Solving; Thinking Under Uncertainty; Intelligent Thinking; PART SEVEN: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; Prenatal Development and Development Through Infancy; How We Think Throughout Our Lives; Moral Development and Social Development; PART EIGHT: PERSONALITY THEORIES AND ASSESSMENT; The Psychoanalytic Approach to Personality; The Humanistic Approach and the Social-Cognitive Approach; Trait Theories of Personality and Personality Assessment; PART NINE: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; How Others Influence Our Behavior; How We Think About Our Own and Others' Behavior; PART TEN: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY; The Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders; Three Major Categories of Mental Disorders; The Treatment of Mental Disorders.
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About Richard Griggs

RICHARD A. GRIGGS is Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida, USA. He has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Florida and was named APA's Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teacher of the Year for 4-year Colleges and Universities in 1994. He served on the Editorial Board of Teaching of Psychology for over a decade, as a Contemporary Psychology Consulting Editor for textbook reviews, and as an Associate Editor of Thinking and Reasoning since its inception in 1995.
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