Psyktrek 3.1 A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology

ISBN-10: 0495090352
ISBN-13: 9780495090359
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Wayne Weiten
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Description: Interactive Learning Modules. Unit 1: HISTORY & METHODS. 1a. Psychology's timeline. 1b. The experimental method. 1c. Statistics: Central tendency and variability. 1d. Statistics: Correlation. 1e. Searching for research articles in psychology. Unit  More...

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List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Digital, Other 
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Interactive Learning Modules. Unit 1: HISTORY & METHODS. 1a. Psychology's timeline. 1b. The experimental method. 1c. Statistics: Central tendency and variability. 1d. Statistics: Correlation. 1e. Searching for research articles in psychology. Unit 2: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR. 2a. The neuron and the neural impulse. 2b. Synaptic transmission. 2c. Looking inside the brain: Research methods. 2d. The hindbrain and the midbrain. 2e. The forebrain: Subcortical structures. 2f. The cerebral cortex. 2g. Right brain/Left brain. Unit 3: SENSATION & PERCEPTION. 3a. Light and the eye. 3b. The retina. 3c. Vision and the brain. 3d. Perception of color. 3e. Gestalt psychology. 3f. Depth perception. 3g. Visual illusions. 3h. The sense of hearing. Unit 4: CONSCIOUSNESS. 4a. Biological rhythms. 4b. Sleep. 4c. Abused drugs and their effects. 4d. Drugs and synaptic transmission. Unit 5: LEARNING. 5a. Overview of classical conditioning. 5b. Basic processes in classical conditioning. 5c. Overview of operant conditioning. 5d. Schedules of reinforcement. 5e. Reinforcement and punishment. 5f. Avoidance and escape Learning. Unit 6: MEMORY. 6a. Memory encoding. 6b. Memory storage. 6c. Physiology of memory. 6d. Forgetting. Unit 7: COGNITION & INTELLIGENCE. 7a. Types of psychological tests. 7b. Key concepts in testing. 7c. Understanding IQ scores. 7d. Heredity, environment, and intelligence. 7e. Problem solving. 7f. Decision making. Unit 8: MOTIVATION & EMOTION. 8a. Hunger. 8b. Achievement motivation. 8c. Elements of emotion. 8d. Theories of emotion. Unit 9: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. 9a. Prenatal development. 9b. Erikson's theory of personality development. 9c. Piaget's theory of cognitive development. 9d. Kohlberg's theory of moral development. 9e. Attachment. Unit 10: PERSONALITY THEORY. 10a. Freudian theory. 10b. Behavioral theory. 10c. Humanistic theory. 10d. Biological theory. Unit 11: ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR & THERAPY. 11a. Anxiety disorders. 11b. Mood disorders. 11c. Schizophrenic disorders. 11d. Insight therapies. 11e. Behavioral and biomedical therapies. 11f. Types of stress. 11g. Responding to stress. Unit 12: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 12a. Attribution processes. 12b. Theories of love. 12c. Attitude change. 12d. Prejudice. 12e. Conformity and obedience. SIMULATIONS. 1. Experimenting with the Stroop test. 2. Hemispheric specialization. 3. The Poggendorff illusion. 4. Shaping in operant conditioning. 5. Memory processes I. 6. Memory processes II. 7. Problem solving. 8. Psychological testing: Measuring your creativity. 9. Clinical diagnosis. 10. Social judgment.

Wayne Weiten teaches psychology and mentors teaching assistants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions One and Two of the APA. In 1996-1997, Weiten served as president of the Society for Teaching Psychology. A trained social psychologist with a very strong quantitative background, his primary area of research is stress and health psychology. Weiten has also conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization.

Interactive Learning Modules
History & Methods
Psychology's timeline
The experimental method
Statistics: Central tendency and variability
Statistics: Correlation
Searching for research articles in psychology
Biological Bases of Behavior
The neuron and the neural impulse
Synaptic transmission
Looking inside the brain: Research methods
The hindbrain and the midbrain
The forebrain: Subcortical structures
The cerebral cortex
Right brain/Left brain
Sensation & Perception
Light and the eye
The retina
Vision and the brain
Perception of color
Gestalt psychology
Depth perception
Visual illusions
The sense of hearing
Biological rhythms
Abused drugs and their effects
Drugs and synaptic transmission
Overview of classical conditioning
Basic processes in classical conditioning
Overview of operant conditioning
Schedules of reinforcement
Reinforcement and punishment
Avoidance and escape Learning
Memory encoding
Memory storage
Physiology of memory
Cognition & Intelligence
Types of psychological tests
Key concepts in testing
Understanding IQ scores
Heredity, environment, and intelligence
Problem solving
Decision making
Motivation & Emotion
Achievement motivation
Elements of emotion
Theories of emotion
Human Development
Prenatal development
Erikson's theory of personality development
Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Kohlberg's theory of moral development
Personality Theory
Freudian theory
Behavioral theory
Humanistic theory
Biological theory
Abnormal Behavior & Therapy
Anxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Schizophrenic disorders
Insight therapies
Behavioral and biomedical therapies
Types of stress
Responding to stress
Social Psychology
Attribution processes
Theories of love
Attitude change
Conformity and obedience
Experimenting with the Stroop test
Hemispheric specialization
The Poggendorff illusion
Shaping in operant conditioning
Memory processes I
Memory processes II
Problem solving
Psychological testing: Measuring your creativity
Clinical diagnosis
Social judgment

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