Psychology: An Exploration Plus NEW MyPsychLab with eText / Edition 2

Psychology: An Exploration Plus NEW MyPsychLab with eText / Edition 2

by Saundra K. Ciccarelli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205249663

ISBN-13: 2900205249663

Pub. Date: 01/20/2012

Publisher: Pearson

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With its engaging writing style and comprehensive coverage of key research, Psychology: An Exploration, 2/e, awakens students’ curiosity and energizes their desire to learn more. This brief version draws readers into an ongoing dialogue about psychology, allowing them to fully grasp the subject. The authors establish clear learning objectives tied to the most recent APA-recommended undergraduate learning outcomes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205249663
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2 The Biological Perspective

Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception

Chapter 4 Learning

Chapter 5 Memory

Chapter 6 Consciousness and Cognition

Chapter 7 Development Across the Life Span

Chapter 8 Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 9 Stress and Health

Chapter 10 Social Psychology

Chapter 11 Theories of Personality and Intelligence

Chapter 12 Psychological Disorders

Chapter 13 Psychological Therapies


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

What is Psychology?

Psychology Then: The History of Psychology

Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives

Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization

Psychology: The Scientific Methodology

Ethics of Psychological Research

Chapter 2: The Biological Perspective

An Overview of the Nervous System

Neurons and Nerves: Building the Network

The Central Nervous System- The "Central Processing Unit"

The Peripheral Nervous System- Nerves on the Edge

Distant Connections: The Endocrine Glands

Looking Inside the Brain

From the Bottom Up: The Structures of the Brain

Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception

The ABCs of Sensation

The Science of Seeing

The Hearing Sense: Can You Hear Me Now?

Chemical Senses: It tastes Good, But It Smells Even Better

Somesthetic Senses: What the Body Knows

The ABCs of Perception

Chapter 4: Learning

Definition of Learning

It Makes Your Mouth Water: Classical Conditioning

What's in It for Me? Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Learning Theory

Observational Learning

Chapter 5: Memory

Three Processes of Memory

Models of Memory

The Information-Processing Model: Three Stages of Memory

Getting It Out: Retrieval of Long-Term Memories

The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval: How Reliable Are Memories?

What Were We Talking About? Forgetting

Neuroscience of Memory

Chapter 6: Consciousness and Cognition

What is Consciousness?

Altered States: Sleep

How People Think

Language

Chapter 7: Development Across the Life Span

Issues in Studying Human Development

The Basic Building Blocks of Development

Prenatal Development

The embryonic Period

The Fetal Period: Grow, Baby, Grow

Infancy and Childhood Development

Baby, Can You See Me? Baby, Can You Hear Me? Sensory Development

Gender Development

Adolescence

Adulthood

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Approaches to Understanding Motivation

Psychoactive Drugs and Addiction

Sexual Motivation

Emotion

Chapter 9: Stress and Health

Stress and Stressors

Physiological Factors: Stress and Health

Stress, Hunger, and Eating Disorders

Stress and Sexual Dysfunction

Coping with Stress

Chapter 10: Social Psychology

Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution

Social Interaction: Prejudice, Love, and Aggression

Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction

Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

Chapter 11: Theories of Personality and Intelligence

Theories of Personality and Intelligence

The Man and the Couch: Sigmund Freud and Psychodynamic Perspective

The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive Views of Personality

The Third Force: Humanism and Personality

Trait Theories: Who Are You?

Assessment of Personality

Intelligence

The Biology of Personality and Intelligence: Behavioral Genetics

Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders

What is Abnormality?

Models of Abnormality

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)

Anxiety Disorders: What, Me Worry?

Mood Disorders: The Effect of Affect

Eating Disorders

Schizophrenia: Altered Reality

Personality Disorder

Chapter 13: Psychological Therapies

Two Kinds of Therapy

The Early Days: Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks

Psychotherapy Begins

Humanistic Therapies: To Err is Human

Behavior Therapies: Learning One's Way to Better Behavior

Cognitive Therapies: Thinking is Believing

Group Therapies: Not for the Shy

Does Psychotherapy Really Work?

Biomedical Therapies

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