World of Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205499414

ISBN-13: 9780205499410

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Wood, Ellen Green Wood, Denise Boyd

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The World of Psychologyoffers an accessible text that is designed to seamlessly combine basic learning principles with applications to address the needs of todays diverse student population.The 6th edition of Wood/Wood/Boyd reflects the authors commitment to the importance of learning and applying core principles in psychology. Students and Instructors ofThe World of Psychologywill benefit by engaging in learning core concepts and applying them to the world we know.Biology and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Creativity, Child, Adolescent and Adult Development, Motivation and Emotion, Human Sexuality and Gender, Health and Stress, Personality Theories, Psychological Disorders, and Therapies.Introduction to Psychology.
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List price: $154.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Introduction to Psychology
An Introduction to The World of Psychology
Studying Psychology: Some Tricks of the Trade
Psychology: Science or Common Sense!
The Goals of Psychology
Exploring Psychology's Roots
The Changing Face of Psychology
Schools of Thought in Psychology
Humanistic Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Thinking about Theories and Research
Evaluating Theories
Evaluating Research
Descriptive Research Methods
Naturalistic and Laboratory Observation
The Case Study
Survey Research
The Correlational Method
The Experimental Method
Experiments and Hypothesis Testing
Independent and Dependent Variables
Experimental and Control Groups
Sources of Bias in Experimental Research
Limitations of the Experimental Method
Participants in Psychological Research
Participant-Related Bias in Psychological Research
Protecting Research Participants' Rights
The Use of Animals in Research
Current Trends in Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Biological (Physiological) Psychology
The Sociocultural Approach
Psychological Perspectives and Eclecticism
Psychologists at Work
Specialties in Psychology
Majoring in Psychology
Biology and Behavior
The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters
The Structure of the Neuron
Communication between Neurons
Neurotransmitters: The Neuron's Messengers
The Variety of Neurotransmitters
The Human Nervous System
The Spinal Cord
The Hindbrain
The Midbrain
The Forebrain
The Peripheral Nervous System
Discovering the Brain's Mysteries
The EEC and the Microelectrode
The CT Scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The PET Scan, fMRI, and Other Imaging Techniques
A Closer Look at the Brain
Components of the Cerebrum
The Cerebral Hemispheres
The Frontal Lobes
The Parietal Lobes
The Occipital Lobes
The Temporal Lobes
The Brain across the Life Span
Gender Differences in the Adult Brain
The Endocrine System
Genes and Behavioral Genetics
The Mechanisms of Heredity
Behavioral Genetics
Sensation and Perception
The Process of Sensation
The Absolute and Difference Thresholds
Transduction and Adaptation
The Eye
Vision and the Brain
Color Vision
Theories of Color Vision
Color Blindness
The Ear
Theories of Hearing
Hearing Loss
The Other Senses: Smell, Taste, Touch, and Balance
Balance and Movement
Principles of Perception
Perceptual Organization
Depth Perception
Motion Perception
Puzzling Perceptions
Influences on Perception
Prior Knowledge
Social Perception
Unusual Perceptual Experiences
States of Consciousness
What Is Consciousness?
Circadian Rhythms
The Influence of Circadian Rhythms
The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
Disruptions in Circadian Rhythms
Circadian Timing and Neurological Disorders
Why Do We Sleep?
Types of Sleep
Sleep Cycles
REM Sleep and Memory
Variations in Sleep
Sleep Deprivation
Interpreting Dreams
Sleep Disorders
Meditation and Hypnosis
Culture and Altered States of Consciousness
Psychoactive Drugs
How Drugs Affect the Brain
Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Abuse
Drug Addiction
The Behavioral Effects of Psychoactive Drugs
Herbal Remedies and Supplements
Classical Conditioning: The Original View
Pavlov and Classical Conditioning
The Process of Classical Conditioning
Changing Conditioned Responses
John Watson and Emotional Conditioning
Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View
The Cognitive Perspective
Biological Predispositions
Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life
Factors Influencing Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Thorndike and the Law of Effect
The Process of Operant Conditioning
Schedules of Reinforcement
Factors Influencing Operant Conditioning
Escape and Avoidance Learning
Applications of Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning
Learning by Insight
Latent Learning and Cognitive Maps
Observational Learning
Learning from Media
The Structure of Human Memory
The Information-Processing Approach
Sensory Memory
Short-Term Memory
Long-Term Memory
The Nature of Remembering
Three Types of Memory Tasks
The Serial Position Effect
Context and Memory
Memory as Reconstruction
Memory in Everyday Life
Flashbulb and Photographic Memories
Memory and Culture
Eyewitness Testimony
The Repressed Memory Controversy
Biology and Memory
The Hippocampus and Hippocampal Region
Neuronal Changes and Memory
Hormones and Memory
Ebbinghaus and the First Experimental Studies on Forgetting
The Causes of Forgetting
Improving Memory
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
Decision Making
Problem Solving
Artificial Intelligence
The Structure of Language
Language and Thinking
Learning a Second Language
Animal Communication
The Nature of Intelligence
Measuring Intelligence
Requirements of Good Tests
The Bell Curve
Mental Retardation
Explaining Differences in Cognitive Abilities
The Heritability of Intelligence
Intelligence: Fixed or Changeable?
Race and IQ
Culture, IQ, and Achievement
Beyond Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Savant Syndrome
Child Development
Developmental Psychology: Basic Issues and Methodology
Controversial Issues in Developmental Psychology
Approaches to Studying Developmental Change
Prenatal Development
Stages of Prenatal Development
Fetal Behavior
Negative Influences on Prenatal Development
Reflexes and Motor Development
Sensory and Perceptual Development
The Father-Child Relationship
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Schemes: The Foundation of Cognitive Development
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
An Evaluation of Piaget's Contribution
Other Approaches to Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Sociocultural View
The Information-Processing Approach
Language Development
The Sequence of Language Development
Theories of Language Development
Learning to Read
Social Development
The Parents' Role in the Socialization Process
Peer Relationships
Television as a Socializing Agent
Culture and Child Development
Adolescence and Adulthood
The Lifespan Perspective
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory
The Identity Crisis
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Parental Relationships
The Peer Group
Emerging Adulthood
Early and Middle Adulthood
Physical Changes
Intellectual Abilities
The Impact of College Attendance
Lifestyle Patterns in Adulthood
Later Adulthood
Physical Changes in Later Adulthood
Cognitive Changes in Later Adulthood
Alzheimer's Disease-the Most Common Dementia
Social Development and Adjustment in Later Adulthood
Cultural Differences in Care for the Elderly
Death and Dying
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
The Components of Motivation
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Biological Approaches to Motivation
Two Primary Drives: Hunger and Thirst
Internal and External Hunger Cues
Explaining Variations in Body Weight
Weight Loss Strategies
Eating Disorders
Social Motives
Achievement Motivation
Work Motivation
Understanding Emotion
Explaining the Components of Emotions
Theories of Emotion
Emotion and the Brain
Expressing Emotion
The Range of Emotion
The Development of Facial Expressions
The Universality of Facial Expressions
Cultural Rules for Displaying Emotion
Emotion as a Form of Communication
The Art and Science of Lie Detection
Experiencing Emotion
The Facial-Feedback Hypothesis
Gender Differences in Experiencing Emotion
Emotion and Cognition
Human Sexuality and Gender
Sex, Gender, and Gender Roles
Biological Sex
Psychological Gender
Early Theories of Gender Role Development
The Multi-Dimensional Approach to Gender Roles
Gender Schema Theory
Evolutionary Theory
Gender Differences
Thinking about Gender Differences
Cognitive Abilities
Gender Differences in Social Behavior and Personality
Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
Gender and Cultural Differences
Sexual Desire and Arousal
Sexual Orientation
Determinants of Sexual Orientation
Social Attitudes toward Gays and Lesbians
Gay and Lesbian Relationships
Sexual Dysfunctions
Sexual Desire Disorders
Sexual Arousal Disorders
Orgasmic and Sexual Pain Disorders
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Bacterial STDs
Viral STDs
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Health and Stress
Sources of Stress
Life Events: Big and Small
Daily Hassles and Uplifts
Conflicts and Controllability
Stress in the Workplace
Catastrophic Events
Racism and Stress
Socioeconomic Status and Stress
Responding to Stress
Selye and the General Adaptation Syndrome
Lazarus's Cognitive Theory of Stress
Coping Strategies
Health and Illness
Two Approaches to Health and Illness
Coronary Heart Disease
The Immune System and Stress
Personal Factors Reducing the Impact of Stress and Illness
Gender and Health
Race and Health
Lifestyle and Health
Smoking and Health
Alcohol Abuse
Alternative Medicine
Personality Theory and Assessment
Psychoanalytic Theories
The Conscious, the Preconscious, and the Unconscious
The Id, the Ego, and the Superego
The Psychosexual Stages of Development
Evaluating Freud's Contribution
The Neo-Freudians
Humanistic Theories
Two Humanistic Theories
Trait Theories
Early Trait Theories
The Five-Factor Model
Origins and Stability of the Five Factors
Culture and Personality Traits
Social-Cognitive Theories
The Situation-Trait Debate
Reciprocal Determinism
Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control
Personality Assessment
Observation, Interviews, and Rating Scales
Personality Inventories
Projective Tests
Psychological Disorders
Defining Psychological Disorders
What Is Abnormal?
Classifying Psychological Disorders
Explaining Psychological Disorders
Prevalence of Psychological Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
Common Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder
Culture, Gender, and Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Explaining Mood Disorders
Suicide and Race, Gender, and Age
Age, Gender, and Schizophrenia
Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Types of Schizophrenia
Explaining Schizophrenia
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Personality Disorders
Characteristics of Personality Disorders
Types of Personality Disorders
Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Insight Therapies
Psychodynamic Therapies
Interpersonal Therapy
Humanistic Therapies
Gestalt Therapy
Relationship Therapies
Couple Therapy
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Behavior Therapies
Behavior Modification Techniques Based on Operant Conditioning
Behavior Therapies Based on Other Learning Theories
Cognitive Therapies
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Beck's Cognitive Therapy
Biological Therapies
Drug Therapy
Psychiatric Drugs for Children and Adolescents
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Evaluating the Therapies
Culturally Sensitive and Gender-Sensitive Therapy
Social Psychology
Social Perception
Impression Formation
Factors Influencing Attraction
Physical Attractiveness
Romantic Attraction and Mating
Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance
Group Influence
Social Facilitation
Social Loafing
Social Roles
Attitudes and Attitude Change
Cognitive Dissonance
Prosocial Behavior
Reasons for Helping
The Bystander Effect
Biological Factors in Aggression
Other Influences on Aggression
The Social Learning Theory of Aggression
Sexual Aggression
Prejudice and Discrimination
The Roots of Prejudice and Discrimination
Is Prejudice Decreasing?
Unlearning Prejudice
Psychology in the Workplace
Personnel Psychology
Hiring Workers
Employee Training and Development
Evaluating Workers
Organizational Psychology
Approaches to Management
Organizational Culture and Climate
Ethics in the Workplace
Human Factors Psychology
Workplace Design
The Quality of Work-Life Movement
Gender Issues at Work
Women's Work Patterns
Gender Differences in On-the-Job Coping Styles
Gender Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Human Diversity in the Workplace
Race and Ethnicity in the Workplace
Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Promoting Diversity
Statistical Methods
Name Index
Subject Index
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