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Introduction to Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0534567940

ISBN-13: 9780534567941

Edition: 14th 2003

Authors: Edward E. Smith, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson, Geoffrey Loftus

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List price: $234.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Yale University. She has been conducting research on women’s mental health for twenty years. She and her research have been profiled on theTodayshow,USA Today, and inThe New York Times. The former director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan, Nolen-Hoeksema was awarded the Leadership Award and Early Career Award by the American Psychological Association and received an Excellence in Research Award from the University of Michigan. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and young son.

BARBARA L. FREDRICKSON, PH.D., is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotion and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. From the Hardcover edition.

The Nature of Psychology
The Scope of Psychology
The Historical Origins of Psychology
Contemporary Psychological Perspectives
How Psychological Research Is Done
Cutting Edge Research: 21st Century Psychology
Seeing Both Sides: Are We Naturally Selfish?
Biological Foundations of Psychology
Neurons, the Building Blocks of the Nervous System
The Organization of the Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Evolution, Genes and Behavior
Cutting Edge Research: Growing a New Brain
Seeing Both Sides: Is Aggressive Behavior Biologically or Environmentally Based?
Psychological Development
Nature and Nurture
Stages of Development
Capacities of the Newborn
Cognitive Development in Childhood
Personality and Social Development
Adolescent Development
Cutting Edge Research: Massage Therapy for At-Risk Babies
Seeing Both Sides: How Instrumental Are Parents in the Development of Their Children?
Sensory Processes
Characteristics of Sensory Modalities
Other Senses
Cutting Edge Research: Artificial Ears and Eyes
Seeing Both Sides: Should Opioids Be Used for Treating Chronic Pain?
What is the Use of Perception?
Perceptual Constancies
The Neural Basis of Behavior: Division of Labor in the Brain
Perceptual Development
Cutting Edge Research: Distraction Via Virtual Reality Diminishes Severe Pain
Seeing Both Sides: Is Perceptual Development an Innate or Socially Acquired Process?
Aspects of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Psychoactive Drugs
Psi Phenomena Cutting Edge Research: Finding the Gene for Smoking
Seeing Both Sides: Psi Phenomena
Learning and Conditioning
Perspectives on Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Complex Learning
The Neural Basis of Behavior: Learning and Conditioning
Cutting Edge Research: Building a Smarter Brain
Seeing Both Sides: Is a Predisposition to Phobias Primarily Innate, or Are Phobias a Conditioned Response?
Three Important Distinctions
Sensory Memory
Working Memory
Long-Term Memory
Implicit Memory
Constructive Memory
Improving Memory
Cutting Edge Research: An Herbal Remedy for Memory Loss?
Seeing Both Sides: Are Repressed Memories Valid?
Language and Thought
Language and Communication
The Development of Language
Concepts and Categorization: The Building Blocks of Thought
Imaginal Thought
Thought in Action: Problem Solving
Cutting Edge Research: Decision Making and the Brain
Seeing Both Sides: Does Language Direct Thought or Does Thought Direct Language?
Reward and Incentive Motivation
Homeostasis and Drives
Gender and Sexuality
Cutting Edge Research: Imprinting
Seeing Both Sides: Is Sexual Orientation Innate of Socially Determined?
Components of Emotion
Cognitive Appraisal and Emotion
Subjective Experiences and Emotion
Bodily Changes and Emotion
Facial Expression and Emotion
Responses to Emotion: Emotion Regulation
Emotions, Gender, and Culture
Cutting Edge Research: Benefits of Positive Emotions
Contemporary Voices in Psychology: How has Nature Shaped Emotions?
Assessment of Intelligence
Contemporary Theories of Intelligence
Cutting Edge Research: Emotional Intelligence
Seeing Both Sides: Do Intelligence Tests Accurately Reflect Aptitude?
The Psychoanalytic Approach
The Behaviorist Approach
The Cognitive Approach
The Humanistic Approach
The Evolutionary Approach
Cutting Edge Research: Can You Change Your Personality with a Pill?
Seeing Both Sides: Is Freud Still Alive?
Stress, Health and Coping
Characteristics of Stressful Events
Psychological Reactions to Stress
Physiological Reactions to Stress
Psychological Factors and Stress Responses
Coping Skills
Managing Stress
Cutting Edge Research: Is Religion Good for Your Health?
Seeing Both Sides: Are Optimistic Illusions Good for Your Health?
Psychological Disorders
Defining Abnormality
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Insanity as a Legal Defense
Cutting Edge Research: The Biology of Suicide
Seeing Both Sides: Is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Overdiagnosed?
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Historical Background
Techniques of Psychotherapy
The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Biological Therapies
Effects of Culture and Gender on Therapy
Enhancing Mental Health
Cutting Edge Research: Herbal Treatments for Mental Disorders
Seeing Both Sides: Is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) an Effective Intervention for Alcohol Abuse?
Social Influence
The Presence of Others
Compliance and Obedience
Group Interactions
Social Psychological Views of the Seemingly Inexplicable
Cutting Edge Research: Pluralistic Ignorance and College Drinking
Seeing Both Sides: Are the Effects of Affirmative Action Positive or Negative?
Social Cognition
Impression Formation
Interpersonal Attraction
Recap: A Tale of Two Modes of Social Cognition
Cutting Edge Research: Culture and Cognition
Seeing Both Sides: Are the Origins of Gender Differences in Mate Selection Primarily Due to Evolution or Social Learning?