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Invitation to Psychology, Mylab Edition (with MyPsychLab Pegasus with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

ISBN-10: 0205684882

ISBN-13: 9780205684885

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Carole Wade, Carol Tavris

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List price: $128.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 648
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

About the Authors Carole Wadenbsp;earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University. She began her academic career at the University of New Mexico, where she taught courses in psycholinguistics and developed the first course at the university on the psychology of gender. She was professor of psychology for ten years at San Diego Mesa College, then taught at College of Marin and Dominican University of California. In addition to this text, she and Carol Tavris have writtenInvitation toPsychology; Psychology in Perspective;andThe Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective.Dr. Wade has a long-standing interest in making psychology accessible to students and the general public. In particular, she has focused her efforts on the teaching and promotion of critical-thinking skills, diversity issues, and the enhancement of undergraduate education in psychology. She chaired the APA Board of Educational Affairsrsquo;s Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in Psychology, as well as the APArsquo;s Public Information Committee; has been a G. Stanley Hall lecturer at the APA convention; and served on the steering committee for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Wade is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science. When she isnrsquo;t busy with her professional activities, she can be found riding the trails of northernnbsp;California on her Morgan horse, McGregor, or one of his Arabian stablemates, Condeacute; or Ricochet. nbsp; Carol Tavrisearned her Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary program in social psychology at the University of Michigan, and as a writer and lecturer she has sought to educate the public about the importance of critical and scientific thinking in psychology. In addition to this text, she and Carole Wade have writtenInvitation to Psychology; Psychology in Perspective; andThe Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. Dr. Tavris is also coauthor, with Elliot Aronson, ofMistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts; and author ofThe Mismeasure of WomanandAnger: The Misunderstood Emotion.She has written on psychological topics for a wide variety of magazines, journals, edited books, and newspapers. Many of her book reviews and opinion essays for theLos Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, the TLS, Scientific American, and other publications have been collected inPsychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychology to Think Critically About Issues in the News. Dr. Tavris lectures widely on topics involving science vs. pseudoscience in psychology and psychiatry, on writing about science for the public, and many other subjects of contemporary interest. She has taught in the psychology department at UCLA and at the Human Relations Center of the New School for Social Research in New York. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; and a member of the editorial board of the APS journalPsychological Science in the Public Interest.When she is not writing or lecturing, she can be found walking the trails of the Hollywood Hills with her border collie, Sophie.

What Is Psychology?
The Science of Psychology
What Psychologists Do
Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology
Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts
Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships
The Experiment: Hunting for Causes
Evaluating the Findings
Your Self
Theories of Personality
Psychodynamic Theories of Personality
The Modern Study of Personality
The Genetic Contribution
Environmental Influences on Personality
Cultural Influences on Personality
The Inner Experience
Development over the Life Span
From Conception Through the First Year
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Gender Development
Are Adults Prisoners of Childhood?
Your Body
Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain
The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint
Communication in the Nervous System
Mapping the Brain
A Tour Through the Brain
The Two Hemispheres of the Brain
Two Stubborn Issues in Brain Research
Consciousness: Body Rhythms and Mental States
Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience
The Rhythms of Sleep
Exploring the Dream World
The Riddle of Hypnosis
Consciousness-Altering Drugs
Sensation and Perception
Our Sensational Senses
Other Senses
The Mystery of Pain
Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences
Puzzles of Perception
Your Mind
Thinking and Intelligence
Thought: Using What We Know
Reasoning Rationally
Barriers to Reasoning Rationally
The Origins of Intelligence
Animal Minds
Reconstructing the Past
Memory and the Power of Suggestion
In Pursuit of Memory
The Three-Box Model of Memory
How We Remember
Why We Forget
Autobiographical Memories
Your Environment
Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning in Real Life
Operant Conditioning
Operant Conditioning in Real Life
Learning and the Mind
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
Roles and Rules
Social Influences on Beliefs
Individuals in Groups
Us Versus Them: Group Identity
Group Conflict and Prejudice
Your Mental Health
Psychological Disorders
Defining and Diagnosing Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders
Kinds of Psychotherapy
Evaluating Psychotherapy
Your Life
Emotion, Stress, and Health
The Nature of Emotion
Emotion and Culture
The Nature of Stress
Stress and Emotion
Emotions, Stress, and Health: How to Cope
The Major Motives of Life: Love, Sex, Food, and Work
The Social Animal: Motives for Love
The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex
The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat
The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve
Motives, Values and Well-Being
Appendix: Statistical Methods