Understanding Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205843387
ISBN-13: 9780205843381
Edition: 10th 2013
List price: $172.67
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Description: Continuing Attention to Enduring Issues in Psychology Understanding Psychology, 10thedition highlights the enduring issues that cut across and unite all subfields of psychology- Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change,  More...

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List price: $172.67
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/12/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 624
Size: 8.90" wide x 10.80" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Continuing Attention to Enduring Issues in Psychology Understanding Psychology, 10thedition highlights the enduring issues that cut across and unite all subfields of psychology- Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body- to show students the surprising unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology. This 14-chapter program presents a scientific, accurate, and current overview of the fundamental concepts of psychology in a clear and accessible language, with significant emphasis on applications of psychology. It is current without being trendy. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience– for you and your students. Here’s how:Personalize Learning- The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking– Five enduring themes are woven throughout the text to help students connect ideas across chapters, while critical thinking questions within chapters push students to a deeper understanding of the material.Engage Students–Applying Psychologyexercises in each chapter allow students to connect what they have learned to real-life problems and situations, such as how to use the principles of psychology to tackle environmental conservation.Explore Research– This introductory book references relevant research reflecting how psychology is both rapidly evolving and remaining the same. Using the Experiment’s Tool in the new MyPsychLab, students participate in classic experiment simulations to experience the research process firsthand.Support Instructors– This book is supported by Pearson’s unrivaled instructor resources for introductory psychology, including the new 17 episode MyPsychLab video series, an expansive class-tested Test Bank, interactive PowerPoints, an easy to use Instructor’s Manual, Clicker questions and support for a broad range of learning management systems. All of these materials are available to be packaged with the text upon request.Note:MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit:www.mypsychlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205843387/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205843381.

the Science of Psychology
the Biological Basis of Behavior
Sensation and Perception
States of Consciousness
Learning
Memory
Cognition and Mental Abilities
Motivation and Emotion
Life-Span Development
Personality
Stress and Health Psychology
Psychological Disorders
Therapies
Social Psychology
Measurement and Statistical Methods
Psychology Applied to Work
the Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
The Growth of Psychology
Human Diversity
Research Methods in Psychology
Ethics and Psychology
Research on Humans and Animals
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
Sleep
Dreams
Drug-altered Consciousness
Meditation and Hypnosis
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Factors Shared by 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 Mental Abilities
Building Blocks of Thought
Language, Thought, and Culture
Nonhuman Thought and Language
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Multitasking
Intelligence and Mental Abilities
Heredity, Environment, and Intelligence
Creativity
Answers to Problems in the Chapter
Answers to Intelligence Test Questions
Motivation and Emotion
Perspectives on Motivation
Hunger and Thirst
Sex
Other Important Motives
Emotions
Communicating Emotion
Life-Span Development
Methods in Development
Prenatal Development
The Newborn
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Personality
Studying Personality
Psychodynamic Theories
Humanistic Personality Theories
Trait Theories
Cognitive-Social Learning Theories
Personality Assessment
Stress and Health Psychology
Sources of Stress
Coping with Stress
How Stress Affects 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 and Gender-Identity 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
Client Diversity and Treatment
Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Attitudes
Social Influence
Social Action
Measurement and Statistical Methods
Scales of Measurement
Measurements of Central Tendency
The Normal Curve
Measures of Correlation
Using Statistics to Make Predictions
Using Meta-Analysis in Psychological Research
Psychology Applied to Work
Matching People to Jobs
Measuring Performance on the Job
Issues of Fairness in Employment
Behavior within Organizations
Organizational Culture
Organizational Attitudes

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