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Essentials of Understanding Psychology

ISBN-10: 0073382809
ISBN-13: 9780073382807
Edition: 9th 2011
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

Understanding Psychology guides students through introductory psychology concepts in an accessible manner, bringing comprehension of difficult material into the grasp of all students. The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition integrates a variety of elements that foster students understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives, including a new Neuroscience In Your Life feature, alerts to key topics, and study skills for specific concepts.

Introduction to Psychology
Psychologists at Work
A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Research in Psychology
Research Challenges: Exploring the Process
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
The Brain
Sensation and Perception
Sensing the World Around Us
Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Hearing and the Other Senses
Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World
States of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis and Meditation
Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Approaches to Learning
Memory
The Foundations of Memory
Recalling Long-Term Memories
Forgetting: When Memory Fails
Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Thinking and Reasoning
Language
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Understanding Emotional Experiences
Development
Nature and Nurture and Prenatal Development
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Adulthood
Personality
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
Stress and Coping
Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
Promoting Health and Wellness
Psychological Disorders
Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
The Major Psychological Disorders
Psychological Disorders in Perspective
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
Social Psychology
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Social Influence
Prejudice and Discrimination
Positive and Negative Social Behavior
Glossary G-1
References R-1
Credits C-1
Name Index I-1
Subject Index I-15

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