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Psychology Demystified

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ISBN-10: 0071460306

ISBN-13: 9780071460309

Edition: 2007

Authors: Anna Romero, Steven M. Kemp

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Anna A. Romero, Ph.D. has taught introductory psychology, among other courses, at several universities. As General Psychology Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she managed the department-wide coordination of the introductory psychology curriculum, and the training of junior graduate teaching assistants. Dr. Romero recently completed a four-year postdoctoral research position in the Psychology departments at New York University and Princeton. She is currently a researcher with Harris Interactive.Steven M. Kemp, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught classes in introductory psychology as well as…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Research Methods
Overview
What Is Science?
How Do Psychologists Do Science?
Issues in Psychological Research
Statistics
Types of Research
Summary
Quiz
Actions in the World
Social Psychology
Overview
Social Cognition: Thinking in the Social Setting
Social Influence
Social Relations
Summary
Quiz
Developmental Psychology
Overview
Cognitive Development
Social Development
Summary
Quiz
Intelligence
Overview
Test Construction and Evaluation
Assessing Intelligence
Influences on Intelligence
Types of Intelligence
Summary
Quiz
Personality
Overview
Personality Theories
Trait Theories of Personality
Summary
Quiz
Health Psychology
Overview
Theories of Health
Health-impairing Behavior
Stress
Summary
Quiz
Psychological Disorders
Overview
The DSM Classification System
Specific Disorders
Summary
Quiz
Psychotherapy
Overview
Individual Psychologically Based Therapies
Biomedical Therapies
Nonindividual Therapies
Summary
Quiz
Part 1 Test
The World of the Mind
Emotion
Overview
Types of Emotions
Theories
Expression
Summary
Quiz
Motivation
Overview
Biological Motives
Psychosocial Motives
Applications
Summary
Quiz
Learning
Overview
Conditioning and Animal Learning
Cognitive Learning
Ethology
Computational Approaches
Summary
Quiz
Psycholinguistics: The Psychology of Language
Overview
The Nature of Language
Language Development
Language Acquisition
Other Forms of Communication
Summary
Quiz
Memory
Overview
Memory Systems
Memory Processes
Memory Failures
The Physiology of Memory
Improving Memory
Summary
Quiz
Cognitive Psychology: The Study of Thinking
Overview
Organizing Information
Problem Solving
Reasoning
Decision-making
Summary
Quiz
Part 2 Test
From the Outside In
Overview
The Study of Sensation
Psychophysics
Vision
Hearing
Location-based Senses
The Chemical Senses
Summary
Quiz
The Study of Perception
Overview
Perceptual Organization
Perceptual Interpretation
Summary
Quiz
Neuroscience and Genetics
Overview
The Nervous System
Genetics
Methods: Old and New
Summary
Quiz
Part Three Test
Final Exam
Answers
Resources for Learning
Glossary
Index