Everything Psychology Book Explore the Human Psyche and Understand Why We Do the Things We Do

ISBN-10: 1593370563
ISBN-13: 9781593370565
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 7/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and publishing professional with over six years of publishing experience. She is also the author of The Complete Book of Baby Names, The Everything Guide to Writing Children#39;s Books, and The Everything Psychology Book. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Top Ten Reasons to Study Psychology
Introduction
Psychology--Yesterday and Today
What Is Psychology?
Psychology in the Early Years
Psychoanalysis
Behaviorism
Humanistic Psychology and Positive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Biological Psychology
Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity in Modern Psychology
How to Become a Psychologist
How Psychologists Know What They Know
Experiments--The Cornerstone of Psychology
Observational Studies
Case Histories and Interviews
Self-Report Questionnaires and Surveys
Psychological Tests
The Essential Role of Statistics
Ethics in Psychological Research
The Biology of Psychology
Neurons and What They Do
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Genes and What They Do
Gene Expression
Evolution and Humans
Brain and Mind--What Makes Us Human
Origins of the Human Brain
The Forebrain's Structures and Functions
The Cerebrum
Traditional Approaches to Studying the Brain
Neuroscience and Brain Imaging--The Modern Approach
What Is Mind--Earlier Views
What Is Mind--Views Based on Neuroscience
How We Experience Our World
Sensation and Perception
The Eyes and Visual Sensation
Visual Perception
The Ears and Auditory Sensation
Auditory Perception
Smell and Taste--The Chemical Senses
The Skin Senses
Kinesthesis and Equilibrium
Emotions--Feeling Up, Feeling Down
Emotions Versus Motives
The Physiology of Emotion
The Brain's Role in Emotion
Varieties of Emotions
Explanations of Emotionality
Aggressive Behavior
Do We All Have the Same Emotions?
Motives--Why We Do the Things We Do
Varieties of Motives
The Brain's Role in Motivation
The Physiology of Motivation
The Hunger Motive
Eating Disorders
The Motive for Sex
Sexual Orientation
Altered States of Consciousness
Levels of Consciousness
Sleep
Sleep Disorders
Why Do We Dream?
Hypnosis and Its Uses
Meditation
Psychoactive Drugs and Their Effects
Drug Abuse and Dependence
Conditioning and Learning
Habituation--The Most Basic Form of Learning
Conditioning
Classical Conditioning
Applications of Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Applications of Operant Conditioning
Learning Through Observation and Imitation
How We Remember, Why We Forget
Memory--An Overview
Sensory Memory and Incoming Stimulation
Short-Term Memory and Working Memory
Long-Term Memories and How They Are Stored
Explanations of Forgetting
The Repression Debate
Techniques for Improving Your Memory
Language and Communication
Grammar and the Vocabulary of Language
Phonetics and Phonology--The Sound System
Morphology--The Formation of Words
Syntax--How We Create Phrases and Sentences
Semantics and Pragmatics--Meaning and Language in Social Contexts
Gestures and Other Nonverbal Communication
Can Other Animals Learn Human Language?
Thinking, Knowing, and Solving Problems
The Cognitive Perspective
Units of Knowledge
Formal Reasoning
Informal Reasoning
Strategies in Problem Solving
Personality and Personality Tests
What Is Personality?
Heredity, Environment, and Personality
Traits
Psychodynamic Views
Psychoanalytic Approach
Humanistic Views
Popular Personality Tests
Coping with Life's Difficulties and Achieving Well-Being
Stressors and Stress
How Stress Affects Physical Health
How Stress Affects Mental Health
Adjustment Disorders
Job Burnout
Better Ways of Coping with Stress
Defense Mechanisms
Positive Psychology and Subjective Well-Being
Disorders: When Thinking and Emotionality Go Awry
What Is Abnormal?
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders
Causes of Mental Disorders
Psychotherapy and Other Approaches to Treatment
Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Approaches
Medical Approaches
Humanistic Approaches
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Group Therapy
Helping Yourself
Social Cognition--Thinking about Yourself and Others
Humans as Social Beings
Beliefs and Attitudes
Social Schemata and Scripts
Forming Impressions
Interpreting Others' Behavior--And Your Own
Stereotyping and Prejudice
Social Interactions and Interpersonal Behavior
The Person and the Situation
Compliance
Conformity and Peer Pressure
Obedience
Friendships and Romantic Relationships
Altruism
Aggression and Its Causes
The Mentality of Groups
Human Development--Conception to Birth
Genes, Gametes, and Conception
The Embryonic Period
The Fetal Period
The Birth Process
Maternal Health and Nutrition
Maternal Diseases and Drug Use
Human Development--Infancy and Childhood
Physical Growth
Development of Motor Skills
Cognitive Development--How Infants and Children Think
Language Development--Part Prewired, Part Learned
Developing a Sense of Self
Social and Emotional Development
Human Development--Adolescence
The Growth Spurt and Entrance into Puberty
Cognitive Development--How Adolescents Think
Developing a Sense of Identity
Discovering Sexuality
Teenage Pregnancy
Human Development--Adulthood, Aging, and Dying
Physical Health
Changes During Middle Adulthood
Changes in Sexuality
Cognitive Growth and Decline
Retirement
Death--The Final Stage in Development
Glossary of Psychological Terms
Resources
Index

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