Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205254314

ISBN-13: 9780205254316

Edition: 11th 2014

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Description: Emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and the integration of culture and gender in the science of psychology. A comprehensive introduction to the field, Psychology, 11/e emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills crucial to students’ success in college and later in life. Written with liveliness, warmth, and clarity, the updated edition continues its tradition of integrating gender, culture, and ethnicity throughout the text. MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Wade / Tavris / Garry program. Key learning applications include writing assessment, MyPsychLab video series, and simulations. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning – MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking – Critical thinking is woven throughout the text's narrative. Engage Students – “Mental Gears” symbol appears throughout the text to highlight topic areas that exemplify and ask students to employ critical thinking skills. Explore Theory/Research – “Taking Psychology With You” at the end of each chapter draws on research related to the chapter material to help students tackle practical topics. Understand Diversity – Integrates gender, culture, and ethnicity into the field of psychology. Support Instructors – A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit: www.mypsychlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + NEW MyPsychLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205949592 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949595.

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Book details

List price: $219.60
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Brief Table of Contents
What Is Psychology?
How Psychologists Do Research
Genes, Evolution, and Environment
The Brain and Nervous System
Body Rhythms and Mental States
Sensation and Perception
Learning and Conditioning
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
Thinking and Intelligence
Memory
Emotion, Stress, and Health
Motivation
Development Over the Life Span
Theories of Personality
Psychological Disorders
Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
Full Table of Contents
What Is Psychology?
Psychology, Pseudoscience, and Popular Opinion
Thinking Critically and Creatively about Psychology
Psychology's Past: From the Armchair to the Laboratory
Psychology's Present: The Four Perspectives of Psychological Science
What Psychologists Do
How Psychologists Do Research
What Makes Psychological Research Scientific?
Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts
Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships
Experiments: Hunting for Causes 49
Evaluating the Findings
Keeping the Enterprise Ethical
Genes, Evolution, and Environment
Unlocking the Secrets of Genes
The Genetics of Similarity
Our Human Heritage: Courtship and Mating
The Genetics of Difference
Our Human Diversity: The Case of Intelligence
The Brain and Nervous System
The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint
Communication in the Nervous System
Mapping the Brain
A Tour through the Brain
The Two Hemispheres of the Brain
The Flexible Brain
Body Rhythms and Mental States
Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience
The Rhythms of Sleep
Exploring the Dream World
The Riddle of Hypnosis
Consciousness-Altering Drugs
Sensation and Perception
Our Sensational Senses
Vision
Hearing
Other Senses
Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences
Learning and Conditioning
Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning in Real Life
Operant Conditioning
Principles of Operant Conditioning
Operant Conditioning in Real Life
Learning and the Mind
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
Roles and Rules
Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior
Individuals in Groups
Us versus Them: Group Identity
Group Conflict and Prejudice
The Question of Human Nature
Thinking and Intelligence
Thought: Using What We Know
Reasoning Rationally
Barriers to Reasoning Rationally
Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach
Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach
Animal Minds
Memory
Reconstructing the Past
Memory and the Power of Suggestion
In Pursuit of Memory
The Three-Box Model of Memory
The Biology of Memory
How We Remember
Why We Forget 3
Autobiographical Memories
Emotion, Stress, and Health
The Nature of Emotion
Emotion and Culture
The Nature of Stress
Stress and Emotion
Coping with Stress
Motivation
The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat
The Social Animal: Motives to Love
The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex
The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve
Development Over the Life Span
From Conception through the First Year
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Gender Development
Adolescence
Adulthood
The Wellsprings of Resilience
Theories of Personality
Psychodynamic Theories of Personality
The Modern Study of Personality
Genetic Influences on Personality
Environmental Influences on Personality
Cultural Influences on Personality
The Inner Experience
Psychological Disorders
Diagnosing Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Schizophrenia
Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders
Major Schools of Psychotherapy
Evaluating Psychotherapy
The Value and Values of Psychotherapy
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