Psychology A Modular Approach to Mind and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0534605931

ISBN-13: 9780534605933

Edition: 10th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Dennis Coon

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Over 2 million students have learned psychology from Dennis Coon. Serving as a guide and mentor to students, Coon uses humor and everyday analogies to make abstract concepts concrete, such as "the cerebral cortex looks like a giant, wrinkled walnut." Using a consistent pedagogical structure, the author helps students learn psychology by using the tested principles of Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. In addition, he helps them to master psychology with a fourth "R," Relate, which requires them to relate their new knowledge to their own experience, helping abstract ideas to become concrete. The book uses a "chunking" principle, asking students to read major sections, then review them, before they go on. As the new title of the book indicates, PSYCHOLOGY: A MODULAR APPROACH TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR (formerly called ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY) is now modular, and is the medium-sized text in a three-book set authored by Dennis Coon. By separating the chapters into modules, this edition goes even further in "chunking" content for student mastery. This text covers the basic set of topics but differs by having two chapters on development, a separate chapter on "Gender and Sexuality" (Chapter 15), and a concluding chapter on "Applied Psychology" (Chapter 17). The book is frequently described as "fun" because it presents topics that are of interest and relevance to students, relates it to their lives, and provides many engaging applications that students can use in their own lives. For teachers who want a book that students will read, enjoy, and savor ? Coon's text is the perfect choice.
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List price: $169.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 822
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 13th Edition and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, 5th Edition.

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying
Psychology: The Search for Understanding
The Science of Psychology
History and Major Perspectives
Psychologists and their Specialties
Research Methods, Naturalistic Observation and Correlation
The Psychology Experiment
Clinical and Survey Methods, Critical Thinking
Brain and Behavior
Neurons, the Nervous System, and Brain Research
Cerebral Cortex and Lobes of the Brain
Subcortex and Endocrine System
Child Development
Heredity and Environment
The Neonate and Early Maturation
Social Development
Parental Influences
Language Development
Cognitive Development
From Birth to Death: Life-Span Development
The Life Cycle
Problems of Childhood
Adolescence and Moral Development
Adulthood and Aging
Death and Dying
Sensation and Perception
Sensory Systems and Vision
Hearing, Smell, and Taste
Somesthetic Senses, Adaptation, Attention, and Gating
Perceptual Constancies and Perceptual Organization
Depth Perception
Perception and Objectivity
Extrasensory Perception
States of Consciousness
Altered States and Sleep
Sleep Disturbances and Dreaming
Hypnosis, Meditation, and Sensory Deprivation
Psychoactive Drugs
Conditioning and Learning
Learning and Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Partial Reinforcement and Stimulus Control
Cognitive Learning and Imitation
Memory Systems
Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory
Measuring Memory and Exceptional Memory
Improving Memory
Cognition, Intelligence, and Creativity
Imagery, Concepts, and Language
Problem Solving and Artificial Intelligence
Creative Thinking and Intuition
Motivation and Emotion
Overview of Motivation
Hunger, Thirst, Pain, and Sex
Arousal, Achievement, and Growth
Emotion and Physiological Arousal
Emotional Expression and Theories of Emotion
Overview of Personality, Trait Theories
Psychoanalytic Theory
Behavioral and Social Learning Theories
Humanistic Theories
Personality Assessment
Health, Stress, and Coping
Health Psychology
Stress, Frustration, and Conflict
Defenses, Helplessness, and Depression
Stress and Health
Psychological Disorders
Normality, Psychopathology, and Personality Disorders
Anxiety-Based Disorders
Psychosis, Delusional Disorders, and Schizophrenia
Mood Disorders
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Insight Therapies
Behavior Therapy
Operant Therapies and Cognitive Therapies
Group Therapies, Helping Skills, and Medical Therapies
Gender and Sexuality
Sex, Gender, and Androgyny
Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation
Sexual Response, Attitudes, and Behavior
Social Behavior
Affiliation, Friendship, and Love
Groups, Social Influence, and Social Conformity
Obedience and Compliance
Attitudes and Persuasion
Prejudice and Intergroup Conflict
Aggression and Prosocial Behavior
Applied Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Environmental Psychology
The Psychology of Law and Sports
Appendix: Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
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