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Psychology An Exploration

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ISBN-10: 0205249663

ISBN-13: 9780205249664

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Saundra K. Ciccarelli, J. Noland White

List price: $172.67
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The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available. Praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features, Ciccarelli and White focus on getting students to read their textbook. Using the most recent recommended APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes, the authors establish clear learning objectives for students that are tied to these objectives. Student and instructors praise Ciccarelli and White's approach to teaching and learning in today's classroom. The thirteen-chapter table of contents covers the essentials that every introductory psychology student should know and fits easily into a one-semester…    
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Book details

List price: $172.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 672
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.80" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

the Science of Psychology
the Biological Perspective
Sensation and Perception
Consciousness and Cognition
Development Across the Life Span
Motivation and Emotion
Stress and Health
Social Psychology
Theories of Personality and Intelligence
Psychological Disorders
Psychological Therapies
the Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
Psychology Then: the History of Psychology
Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives
Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization
Psychology: the Scientific Methodology
Ethics of Psychological Research
the Biological Perspective
An Overview of the Nervous System
Neurons and Nerves: Building the Network
The Central Nervous System- the �Central Processing Unit�
The Peripheral Nervous System- Nerves on the Edge
Distant Connections: the Endocrine Glands
Looking Inside the Brain
From the Bottom Up: the Structures of the Brain
Sensation and Perception
The ABCs of Sensation
The Science of Seeing
The Hearing Sense: Can You Hear Me Now?
Chemical Senses: It tastes Good, But It Smells Even Better
Somesthetic Senses: What the Body Knows
The ABCs of Perception
Definition of Learning
It Makes Your Mouth Water: Classical Conditioning
What's in It for Me? Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning Theory
Observational Learning
Three Processes of Memory
Models of Memory
The Information-Processing Model: Three Stages of Memory
Getting It Out: Retrieval of Long-Term Memories
The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval: How Reliable Are Memories?
What Were We Talking About? Forgetting
Neuroscience of Memory
Consciousness and Cognition
What is Consciousness?
Altered States: Sleep
How People Think
Development Across the Life Span
Issues in Studying Human Development
The Basic Building Blocks of Development
Prenatal Development
The embryonic Period
The Fetal Period: Grow, Baby, Grow
Infancy and Childhood Development
Baby, Can You See Me? Baby, Can You Hear Me? Sensory Development
Gender Development
Motivation and Emotion
Approaches to Understanding Motivation
Psychoactive Drugs and Addiction
Sexual Motivation
Stress and Health
Stress and Stressors
Physiological Factors: Stress and Health
Stress, Hunger, and Eating Disorders
Stress and Sexual Dysfunction
Coping with Stress
Social Psychology
Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution
Social Interaction: Prejudice, Love, and Aggression
Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction
Aggression and Prosocial Behavior
Theories of Personality and Intelligence
Theories of Personality and Intelligence
The Man and the Couch: Sigmund Freud and Psychodynamic Perspective
The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive Views of Personality
The Third Force: Humanism and Personality
Trait Theories: Who Are You?
Assessment of Personality
The Biology of Personality and Intelligence: Behavioral Genetics
Psychological Disorders
What is Abnormality?
Models of Abnormality
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)
Anxiety Disorders: What, Me Worry?
Mood Disorders: the Effect of Affect
Eating Disorders
Schizophrenia: Altered Reality
Personality Disorder
Psychological Therapies
Two Kinds of Therapy
The Early Days: Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks
Psychotherapy Begins
Humanistic Therapies: to Err is Human
Behavior Therapies: Learning One's Way to Better Behavior
Cognitive Therapies: Thinking is Believing
Group Therapies: Not for the Shy
Does Psychotherapy Really Work?
Biomedical Therapies