Psychology Six Perspectives

ISBN-10: 1412938678
ISBN-13: 9781412938679
Edition: 2008
Authors: L. Dodge Fernald
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List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

"" "???Dodge Fernald writes an interesting, easy-to-read book for students. Each perspective covers the historical underpinnings of psychology, ending with current models and viewpoints as well as comments and critiques of the perspective. That??'s important and will help the next generation of scholars in psychology to appreciate alternative views. Nice book!???"Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D, "Vincent de Paul Distinguished Professor," "DePaul"" University" Addressing six perspectives, this textbook offers the framework for a conceptual understanding of modern psychology. Psychology: Six Perspectives shows students a measure of unity and continuity within this fragmented field by briefly and coherently discussing six primary perspectives that have arisen: biological, psychoanalytical, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and evolutionary. Author L. Dodge Fernald provides coherence by presenting these perspectives in successive historical order, offering students a broad, retrospective account of psychology. Key Features"Portrays the fundamental dimensions of this multifaceted field: " The similarities and differences among basic concepts, theories, research, and practice of each perspective are examined."Employs both a scientific mode of communication as well as a narrative thread: " The real-life narrative of a lonely, stout-hearted social worker unfolds gently throughout the text, illustrating in turn each of the perspectives."Stimulates critical thinking and class discussion: " Opportunities for critical evaluation and everyday application provide students with a context for extending their understanding of and investigation into psychology. IntendedAudience This core textbook or supplementary text is designed for undergraduate courses in general psychology, ranging from special sections of introductory psychology to the capstone course or senior seminar, including the history and systems of psychology. Instructor's Resources The Instructor's??Resources contain??three components: a complete index of the Anna/Bertha narrative, saving instructors time and effort in reviewing that unfolding story in the text; suggested answers for the Critical Thinking questions at the end of each chapter; and a test bank of 400 questions, including multiple choice, matching, and essay questions.

L. Dodge Fernald is Senior Lecturer on Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling/ Clinical Psychology from Cornell University and has served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Madrid and as a Visiting Professor at Cornell University. He was the Assistant Dean of the Masters of Liberal Arts Program at the Harvard Extension School until summer 2001. His basic textbook, Introduction to Psychology, that went through several editions with Houghton Mifflin and Prentice Hall and he has written other books for Erlbaum (The Hans Legacy: A Story of Science) and Macmillan (Walking Tour of Walden Two, with a Foreword by B. F. Skinner). He has received the Petra T. Shattuck Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Harvard Extension School, and he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Division Two - Society for the Teaching of Psychology. His areas of interest include psychological measurement, clinical practice, and the educational implications of psychology.

An Emerging Science
The Founding of Psychology
The Work of Psychology
Scope of Modern Psychology
Research Methods
The Research Challenge
Experimental Methods
Descriptive Methods
Analysis of the Data
Biological Psychology
Origins of Biological Psychology
The Nervous System
Organization of the Brain
The Cerebral Cortex
Modern Biomedical Therapy
Commentary and Critique
Psychoanalysis
Background of Psychoanalysis
Structure of Personality
Development of Personality
Expressions of the Unconscious
Psychoanalysis as a Therapy
Commentary and Critique
Behaviorism
Beginnings of Behaviorism
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Two-Factor Theory
Behavior Modification
Commentary and Critique
Humanistic Psychology
Rise of Humanistic Psychology
Three Human Characteristics
Influence of Early Experience
Philosophical and Practical Issues
Person-Centered Therapy
Commentary and Critique
Cognitive Psychology
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Processes in Memory
Thought and Language
The Cognitive Therapies
Commentary and Critique
Evolutionary Psychology
Roots of Evolutionary Psychology
Evolution of Sexual Behavior
Adaptations in Parenting
Dispositions in Group Living
Promoting Behavioral Change
Commentary and Critique
Socio-Cultural Foundations
The Inevitable Human Influence
Social Psychology
Psychology and Culture
Psychology and Society
Multiple Bases of Behavior
The Perspectives Revisited
Psychology in the Making

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