Psychology in Context / Edition 3

Psychology in Context / Edition 3

by Stephen M. Kosslyn, Robin S. Rosenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205456146

ISBN-13: 9780205456147

Pub. Date: 02/27/2006

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

To be the most comprehensive neuroscience introductory psychology book, every chapter contains much new research and cutting-edge coverage, all accessibly presented with engaging real-world examples that make the material relevant and interesting to students.

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To be the most comprehensive neuroscience introductory psychology book, every chapter contains much new research and cutting-edge coverage, all accessibly presented with engaging real-world examples that make the material relevant and interesting to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205456147
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/27/2006
Series:
MyPsychLab Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
944
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.36(d)

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Table of Contents

All chapters begin with an opening story that is carried through the chapter to introduce each A-level topic. The chapters all conclude with “Review and Remember!” chapter summaries and note-taking guides.

1. Psychology: Yesterday and Today.

The Science of Psychology: Getting to Know You

Psychology Then and Now: The Evolution of a Science

The Psychological Way: What Today’s Psychologists Do

The Changing Face of Psychology

Ethics: Doing It Right

2. The Research Process: How We Find Things Out.

The Scientific Method: Designed to Be Valid

The Psychologist’s Toolbox: Techniques of Scientific Research

Statistics: Measuring Reality

Looking at Levels: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind

How to Think About Research Studies

3. The Biology of Mind and Behavior: The Brain in Action

Brain Circuits: Making Connections

The Nervous System: An Orchestra With Many Members

Spotlight on the Brain: How It Divides and Conquers

Looking at Levels: The Musical Brain

Probing the Brain

Genes, Brain, and Environment: The Brain in the World

4. Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind.

Vision

Hearing

Sensing and Perceiving in Other Ways

5. Consciousness: Focus on Awareness

The Nature of Consciousness

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Hypnosis and Meditation

Drugs and Alcohol

6. Learning: How Experience Changes Us

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Cognitive and Social Learning

7. Memory: Living with Yesterday

Encoding Information into Memory: Time and Space Are of the Essence

Storing Information: Not Just One LTM

Retrieving Information From Memory: More than Reactivating the Past

Fact, Fiction, and Forgetting: When Memory Goes Wrong

Improving Memory: Tricks and Tools

8. Language and Thinking: What Humans Do Best

Language: More Than Meets the Ear

Means of Thought: Words, Images, Concepts

Problem Solving

Logic, Reasoning, and Decision Making

9. Types of Intelligence: What Does It Mean to Be Smart?

Measuring Intelligence: What Is IQ?

Analyzing Intelligence: One Ability or Many?

What Makes Us Smart? Nature and Nurture

Looking at Levels: Stereotype Threat

Diversity in Intelligence

Creative Smarts

10. Emotion and Motivations: Feeling and Striving

Emotion: I Feel, Therefore I Am

Motivation and Reward: Feeling Good

Hunger and Eating: Not Just About Fueling the Body

Sex: Not Just About Having Babies

11. Personality: Vive la Difference!

Personality: Historical Perspectives

What Exactly Is Personality?

Biology's Influences on Personality

Learning and the Cognitive Elements of Personality

Sociocultural Influences on Personality

12. Psychology over the Life Span: Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser.

In the Beginning: From Conception to Birth

Infancy and Childhood: Taking Off

Adolescence: Between Two Worlds

Adulthood and Aging: The Continuously Changing Self

13. Stress, Health, and Coping: Dealing with Life

What Is Stress?

Stress, Disease, and Health

Strategies for Coping

14. Psychological Disorders: More Than Everyday Problems

Identifying Psychological Disorders: What's Abnormal?

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Schizophrenia

Other Axis I Disorders: Dissociative and Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders

A Cautionary Note About Diagnosis

15. Treatment: Healing Actions, Healing Words

Historical Influences on Psychotherapy

Behavior and Cognitive Therapy

Biomedical Therapies

Other Forms of Treatment

Which Therapy Works Best?

16. Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds.

Social Cognition: Thinking About People

Social Behavior: Interacting with People

A Final Word: Ethics and Social Psychology

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