Psychology in Context Voices and Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0395959624
ISBN-13: 9780395959626
Edition: 2nd 2000
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Description: Presenting key psychology concepts within the context of personal narratives and essays (over 60), this reader challenges students to explore the intrinsic relationships between introductory psychological principles and real-world experiences.

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List price: $65.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Presenting key psychology concepts within the context of personal narratives and essays (over 60), this reader challenges students to explore the intrinsic relationships between introductory psychological principles and real-world experiences.

Psychological Bases of Behavior Carnal Acts: Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Psychological Concepts: multiple sclerosis, myelin, axon, cell body, dendrite, synapse
A gifted writer duels with the progression of multiple sclerosis
Aslowly debilitating disease that has conquered neither her spirit nor her talent
Show Me the Way to Go Home
Psychological Concepts: Alzheimer's disease, hippocampus, limbic system
An electrical engineer diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease records the early stages and subsequent effects of the disease
Parkinson's: A Patient's View
Psychological Concept: Parkinson's disease
A man in the prime of life describes how he learned to accommodate Parkinson's disease
I Refused to Be Sick...and It Almost Killed Me
Psychological Concepts: epilepsy, grand mal seizure, neuron
A college student writes about the onset of epilepsy
The spasms and seizures she suffered, and her attempts to deny that she had the illness
Stroke Survivors
Psychological Concepts: stroke (cerebrovascular accident), lobes (parietal, frontal, occipital, temporal)
A young man recalls what happened in the first hours after he suffered a stroke
Sensation and Perception Moving Violations
Psychological Concepts: touch, pain sensation and perception, paraplegia
A news reporter who suffered a spinal cord injury writes about how his inability to perceive pain resulted in severe burns to his legs when he took a ceramic dish off the stove and placed it on his lap
Deafness: An Autobiography
Psychological Concepts: hearing, physical characteristics of sound
A poet who is deaf says that there is no such thing as absolute deafness and describes the sounds he "hears."
To See and Not See
Psychological Concepts: top-down processing
Trichromatic theory of color vision
Opponent process theory of color vision
After nearly forty years of blindness
A man in his fifties regains partial eyesight
Although he is especially taken by color vision and shapes of objects
He has problems with depth perception, shadows, and seeing objects whole
A Natural History of the Senses
Psychological Concepts: olfaction, aromatic memory, pheromones
A gifted poet examines how smells may affect our moods and influence social behavior and mate selection
Consciousness Asleep in the Fast Lane
Psychological Concepts: sleep deprivation, functions of sleep, REM sleep
A participant in a research experiment discovers how sleep deprivation affects her awareness and notes the implications for people with demanding jobs
Always Running: Gang Days in L.A.
Psychological Concepts: psychoactive drugs, drug dependence, hallucinations
A former gang member remembers the disorientation and injuries he experienced when he took drugs and sniffed chemicals
The Courage to Change
Psychological Concepts: alcohol abuse, expectations of drug effects
A star pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who began drinking in his early teens describes how alcohol made him feel, how he became an alcoholic, and how denial of his illness delayed his recovery
Practical Clinical Hypnosis
Psychological Concepts: hypnosis, hypnotherapy, pain control
A hypnotherapist recounts how a young woman who lost her leg in an accident and suffered phantom leg syndrome finds relief for her pain through hypnosis
Learning Everything Had a Name
Psychological Concepts: association, repetition
A remarkable woman who was blind and deaf from the age of eighteen months recalls how she learned language from a loving teacher
Positive Reinforcement in Animal Training
Psychological Concepts
Operant conditioning, reinforcement, shaping, reinforcers, successive approximation
An expert animal trainer explains how killer whales learn to perform when trainers use positive reinforcement
Voices from the Future: Our Children Tell Us About Violence in America
Psychological Concepts: observational (social) learning, role models, violence
A young man targets inadequate role models, childhood abuse, and neighborhood violence for making it difficult for him to learn in school and to earn a high school diploma
Ganas: Using Teamwork and Goal-Setting in the Classroom
Psychological Concepts: goals, cooperative learning
A talented and enthusiastic math teacher describes how goals, teamwork, and practice contribute to the success of students who otherwise might lose interest in learning
Memory Witness for the Defense: A Mole and a Stutter--Tyrone Briggs
Psychological Concepts: eyewitness memory, memory contamination
A psychologist and expert in eyewitness testimony works with a defense attorney and shows how memory contamination may work to convict an innocent man
Witness for the Defense: The All-American Boy--
Psychological Concepts: stages of memory (acquisition, retention, retrieval), eyewitness memory, experience and memory
While working with the defense on the case of Ted Bundy, who was eventually executed for being a serial killer, a psychologist wrestles with the impact of stress and suggestibility on memory
The Lost Twenty-Four Hours
Psychological Concepts: amnesia (retrograde, anterograde), hippocampus
In the thirty minutes it took her husband to go shopping one morning
A woman experiences transient global amnesia and becomes confused
When her husband returns home, she doesn't know what day it is
Whether she has eaten lunch, or why the groceries are on the table
The Mind of a Mnemonist
Psychological Concepts: exceptional memory, mental imagery, mnemonist
A distinguished psychologist presents the famous case of S.
Who could repeat days, weeks, or years later lists of numbers of words of any length
Thought and Language "Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk
Psychological Concepts: communication, gender socialization
A well-known linguist argues that men and women have different conversational styles that may cause misunderstandings
Conversational Ballgames
Psychological Concepts: cross-cultural communication, miscommunication
An American woman married to a Japanese man discovers cross-cultural communication differences when she visits with her husband's friends and family
A Bilingual Childhood,Richard Rodriguez
Psychological Concepts: bilingualism: cognitive and social effects
A young boy whose first language is Spanish discovers that becoming bilingual separates him from his parents as he learns English
White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts
Psychological Concepts: mental image, elements of thought, distraction
As soon as someone says, "Don't think of a white bear," how can we get rid of that bear?
Asks a psychologist, who suggests that mental images and distractions may help us control unwanted thoughts
Fear
Psychological Concepts: decision making, thinking strategies
An Olympic medalist who became world champion on the ten-meter platform dive analyzes her fears of diving from great heights and decides to overcome them
Human Development Madeleine Begins to Talk
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