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Essentials of Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0618169903

ISBN-13: 9780618169900

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Douglas A. Bernstein, Peggy W. Nash, Alison Clarke-Stewart, Louis A. Penner, Edward J. Roy

List price: $97.16
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The Second Edition has evolved with the changing needs of instructors and students, to provide features that support the learning process for all students. The text covers a full range of psychology topics, with a strong critical thinking theme, an integrated focus on real world applications, and comprehensive pedagogical aids. An emphasis on "learning by doing" brings three new features to the book: captioned photographs to help students understand and remember psychological principles; marginal icons that mark active learning opportunities in the narrative; and active review exercises in the end-of-chapter study guide, which asks students to write about and analyze chapter topics.
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Book details

List price: $97.16
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 531
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Peggy Nash is an award-winning community college professor at Broward Community College.

Contents 1. Introduction to the Science of Psychology The World of Psychology: An Overview Approaches to the Science of Psychology Human Diversity and Psychology Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else) Thinking Critically: Is EMDR an Effective Treatment for Anxiety? Research Designs in Psychology Focus on Research: Studying EMDR Statistical Analysis of Research Results Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists Linkages: Psychological Research and Behavioral Genetics 2. Biology and Behavior Cells of the Nervous System The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters Thinking Critically: Are There Drugs that Can Make You Smarter? The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World The Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World Focus on Research: The Case of the Disembodied Woman Linkages: Human Development and the Changing Brain 3. Sensation and Perception Sensing and Perceiving the World Sensory Systems Seeing Hearing The Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell Sensing Your Body Thinking Critically: Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain? Perception Organizing the Perceptual World Recognizing the Perceptual World Linkages: Perception and Human Development Attention Focus on Research: Attention and the Brain 4. Consciousness The Scope of Consciousness Thinking Critically: Can Subliminal Messages Change Your Behavior? Focus on Research: Subliminal Messages in Rock Music Sleeping and Dreaming Hypnosis Linkages: Meditation, Health, and Stress Psychoactive Drugs 5. Learning Classical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations Linkages: Learning and Consciousness Instrumental and Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior Cognitive Processes in Learning Focus on Research: The "I Can't Do It" Attitude Thinking Critically: Does Watching Violence on Television Make People More Violent? Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn 6. Memory The Nature of Memory Storing New Memories Retrieving Memories Constructing Memories Focus on Research: I Could Swear I Heard It! Linkages: Memory and Perception in the Courtroom Forgetting Thinking Critically: Can Traumatic Memories Be Repressed, Then Recovered? Biological Bases of Memory Improving Your Memory 7. Thought, Language, and Intelligence Basic Functions of Thought Mental Representation: The Ingredients of Thought Thinking Strategies Problem Solving Focus on Research: Problem-Solving Strategies in the Real World Decision Making Linkages: Group Processes in Problem Solving and Decision Making Language Testing Intelligence Evaluating IQ Tests Thinking Critically: Are IQ Tests Culturally Biased? Diversity in Intelligence 8. Motivation and Emotion Concepts and Theories of Motivation Hunger and Eating Sexual Behavior Focus on Research: Tell Me About Your Sex Life Thinking Critically: Do Genes Determine Sexual Orientation? Achievement Motivation Relations and Conflicts Among Motives Linkages: Conflicting Motives and Stress The Nature of Emotion Theories of Emotion Communicating Emotion 9. Human Development Exploring Human Development Beginnings Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Focus on Research: What Do Infants Know About Physics? Linkages: Development and Memory Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development Thinking Critically: Does Day Care Harm the Emotional Development of Infants? Adolescence Adulthood 10. Health, Stress, and Coping Health Psychology Understanding Stress Linkages: Stress and Psychological Disorders Focus on Research: Personality and Health The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness Thinking Critically: Does Cynical Hostility Increase the Risk of Heart Disease? Promoting Healthy Behavior Health Beliefs and Health Behaviors 11. Personality The Psychodynamic Approach The Trait Approach Thinking Critically: Are Personality Traits Inherited? The Social-Cognitive Approach The Phenomenological Approach Linkages: Personality, Culture, and Human Development Focus on Research: Personality Development over Time Assessing Personality 12. Psychological Disorders Defining Psychological Disorders Explaining Psychological Disorders Classifying Psychological Disorders Thinking Critically: Is Psychological Diagnosis Biased? Linkages: Anxiety Disorders and Learning Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Mood Disorders Schizophrenia Personality Disorders Focus on Research: Exploring Links Between Child Abuse and Antisocial Personality Disorder A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders Mental Illness and the Law 13. Treatment of Psychological Disorders Basic Features of Treatment Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Phenomenological Psychotherapy Behavior Theory Group, Family, and Couples Therapy Evaluating Psychotherapy Thinking Critically: Are All Forms of Psychotherapy Equally Effective? Focus on Research: Which Therapies Work Best for Which Problems? Biological Treatments Linkages: Biology, Behavior, and the Treatment of Psychological Disorders Community Psychology 14. Social Psychology Social Influences on the Self Social Perception Attitudes Prejudice and Stereotypes Interpersonal Attraction Social Influence Linkages: Motivation and the Presence of Others Obedience Aggression Thinking Critically: Does Pornography Cause Aggression? Altruism and Helping Behavior Focus on Research: Does Family Matter? Group Processes Appendix