Psychology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0131891472

ISBN-13: 9780131891470

Edition: 12th 2005 (Revised)

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This consistently best-selling introductory psychology book offers 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 an accurate and current view of the field. Unique pedagogy challenges readers with frequent quizzes and critical thinking exercises, while 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 provide exactly what readers need to know to achieve success in psychology.For psychologists and those interested in becoming successful in psychological science careers.
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Book details

List price: $122.67
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.268
Language: English

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 Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Genes, Evolution, and behavior
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
Language, Thought, and Culture
Nonhuman Thought and Language
Problem Solving. Decision Making
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
Perspectives on Motivation
Hunger and Thirst
Sex
Other Motives
Emotions
Nonverbal 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
Staying Healthy
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.
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