Psychology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0130320145
ISBN-13: 9780130320148
Edition: 11th 2002
List price: $100.00
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List price: $100.00
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 707
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

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.

The Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
The Growth of Psychology
Human Diversity
Research Methods in Psychology
Careers in Psychology
The Biological Basis of Behavior
Neurons: The Messengers
The Peripheral Nervous System
Sensation and Perception
The Nature of Sensation
Vision
Hearing
The Other Senses
Perception
States of Consciousness
Conscious Experiences
Sleep
Dreams
Drug-altered Consciousness
Meditation and Hypnosis
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Comparing Classical and Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning
Memory
The Sensory Registers
Short-Term Memory
Long-Term Memory
The Biology of Memory
Forgetting
Special Topics in Memory
Cognition and Language
The Building Blocks of Thought
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Language, Thought, and Culture
Nonhuman Thought and Language
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
Motivation and Emotion
Perceptions of Motivation
Hunger and Thirst
Sex
Other Motives
Emotions
Communication of Emotion
Gender, Culture, and Emotion
Life Span Development
Methods in Developmental Psychology
Prenatal Development
The Newborn Baby
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Personality
Psychodynamic Theories
Humanistic Personality Theories
Trait Theories
Cognitive-Social Learning Theories
Personality Assessment
Stress and Health Psychology
Source of Stress
Coping with Stress
Stress and Health
Extreme Stress
The Well-Adjusted Person
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
Therapies
Insight Therapies
Behavior Therapies
Cognitive Therapies
Group Therapies
Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Biological Treatments
Institutionalization and Its Alternatives
Gender and Cultural Differences in Treatments
Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Attitudes
Social Influence
Social Action
Measurement and Statistical Methods
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Glossary
Index

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