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Psychology From Science to Practice

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ISBN-10: 0205516181

ISBN-13: 9780205516186

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Robert A. Baron, Michael J. Kalsher, Rebecca Henry

List price: $166.00
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With a strong emphasis on application-without neglecting research and science-this text focuses on helping students use the findings and knowledge of psychology in their own lives and careers. nbsp; As the only introductory psychology text written by authors with extensive business experience, this book seeks the ideal balance between psychologyspracticalandscientificsides. It highlights psychologys scientific nature while simultaneously emphasizing its practical value-how students can actually use and apply the material they read on the job and outside of the classroom.Psychology: From Science to Practiceemphasizes three key goals: nbsp; bull; Make it clear to students how they can…    
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Book details

List price: $166.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.

Brief Toc (See FULL TOC below)
Psychology: What It Isand What It Offers
Biological Bases of Behavior
Sensation and Perception: Making Contact with the World Around Us
States of Consciousness
Learning: How Were Changed by Experience
Memory and Cognition: Remembering, Thinking, Deciding, Creating
Human Development
Motivation and Emotion
Personality and Intelligence: Understanding Individual Differences
Health, Stress, and Coping
Mental Disorders
Psychological Treatments: Reducing the Pain and Distress of Mental Disorders
Social Thought and Social Behavior
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Understanding Human Behavior at Work
Preface Acknowledgements
About the Authors
ONE Psychology: What It Is and
What It Offers
The Field of Psychology
What It Is and How It Started
The Origins of Modern Psychology
Multiple Strands Come Together Psychology
Grand Issues, Key Perspectives
Key Perspectives in Psychology
The Many Facets of Behavior Psychology
In the Twenty-First Century
Expanding Horizons Evolutionary Psychology
A New Perspective on "Human Nature"
The Exportation of Psychology
From Science to Practice Growing Recognition of Diversity and Commitment to a Multicultural Perspective
Psychology and the Scientific Method The Scientific Method
Its Basic Nature Advantages of the Scientific Method
Why Common Sense Often Leads Us Astray The Scientific Method in Everyday Life
The Benefits of Critical Thinking Research Methods in Psychology
How Psychologists Answer Questions About Behavior Observation
Describing the World Around Us Correlation
The Search for Relationships The Experimental Method
Knowledge through Systematic Intervention Psychology
Whats In It For You?
Using This Book
An Overview of Its Special Features Psychology Lends a Hand
How To Study Psychology or Any Other Subject Effectively
Summary and Review of Key Questions Key Terms Psychology
Understanding Its Findings Making Psychology Part of Your
Life MyPsychLab Study Guide
Two Biological Bases of Behavior
Neurons: Building Blocks of The Nervous System Neurons
Their Basic Structure Neurons: Their Basic Function Neurotransmitters
Chemical Keys to the Nervous System The Nervous System
Its Basic Structure and Functions The Nervous System
Its Major Divisions The Endocrine System
Chemical Regulators of Bodily Processes The Brain
Where Consciousness Dwells The Brain Stem
Survival Basics The Hypothalamus, Thalamus, and Limbic System
Motivation and Emotion The Cerebral Cortex
The Core of Complex Thought Two Minds in One Body?
Our Divided Brain How Psychologists Study the Nervous System and the Brain
The Brain and Human Behavior
Where Biology and Consciousness Meet