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The Study Guide augments the Active Review study materials built into every chapter of the textbook. Introductory sections in the guide provide tips on developing critical thinking skills, studying Linkages, reading a text book and developing writing skills.
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"ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY is a comprehensive treatment of the topics to which a beginning student of psychology needs to be exposed. Bernstein's writing style makes the topics easy to understand and engages the student."
"Bernstein's ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY is a current introduction to psychology text which provides a fresh pedagogical structure to enable more profound comprehension of core psychology concepts."
Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he served for many years as director of the introductory psychology program. He is currently affiliated as Courtesy Professor of Psychology at The University of South Florida, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at The University of Southampton in the UK. Dr. Bernstein chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.
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). Research Methods in Psychology. Focus on Research: Studying EMDR. Linkages: Psychological Research and Behavioral Genetics. Statistical Analysis of Research Results. Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists. 2. BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. Cells of the Nervous System. The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World. The Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World. Thinking Critically: What Can fMRI Tell Us About Behavior and Mental Processes? Focus on Research: The Case of the Disembodied Woman. Linkages: Human Development and the Changing Brain. The Chemistry of Behavior: Neurotransmitters. The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World. 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. Instrumental and Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior. Linkages: Networks of Learning. 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 Representations: 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 Intelligence Tests. Thinking Critically: Are Intelligence Tests Unfairly Biased Against Certain Groups? Diversity in Intelligence. 8. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. Concepts and Theories of Motivation. Eating. Sexual Behavior. Focus on Research: Tell Me About Your Sex Life. Thinking Critically: What Shapes Sexual Orientation? Achievement Motivation. Relations and Conflicts Among Motives. Linkages: Conflicting Motives and Stress. The Nature of Emotions. Theories of Emotions. Communicating Emotions. 9. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. Exploring Human Development. Beginnings. Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development. Linkages: Development and Memory. Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development. Thinking Critically: Does Day Care Harm the Emotional Development of Infants? Focus on Research: Exploring Developing Minds Adolescence. Adulthood. 10. HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING. Health Psychology. Understanding Stress and Stressors. Stress Responses. Linkages: Stress and Psychological Disorders. Stress Mediators. Focus on Research: Personality and Health. The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness. Thinking Critically: Does Hostility Increase the Risk of Heart Disease? Promoting Healthy Behavior. 11. PERSONALITY. The Psychodynamic Approach. The Trait Approach. Thinking Critically: Are Personality Traits Inherited? The Social-Cognitive Approach. The Humanistic 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? Anxiety Disorders. Linkages: Anxiety Disorders and Learning. Somatoform Disorders. Dissociative Disorders. Affective Disorders. Schizophrenia. Personality Disorders. Focus on Research: Exploring Links Between Child Abuse and Antisocial Personality. Disorder. Some Other Psychological Disorders. Mental Illness and the Law. 13. TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. Basic Features of Treatment. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Humanistic Psychotherapy. Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Group, Family, and Couples Therapy. Evaluating Psychotherapy. Thinking Critically: Are All Forms of Therapy 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. Focus on Research: Self-Esteem and the Ultimate Terror. Social Perception. Attitudes. Prejudice and Stereotypes. Interpersonal Attraction. Social Influence. Obedience. Aggression. Thinking Critically: Does Pornography Cause Aggression? Altruism and Assistance. Group Processes. Linkages: Biological and Social Psychology. 15. INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. An Overview of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Assessing People, Jobs, and Job Performance. Recruiting and Selecting Employees. Training Employees. Employee Motivation. Job Satisfaction. Thinking Critically: Is Job Satisfaction Genetic? Linkages: Aggression in the Workplace. Occupational Health Psychology. Work Groups and Work Teams. Focus on Research: Can People Learn to Be Charismatic Leaders? 16. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. Foundations of Neuropsychology. Mechanisms of Brain Dysfunction. Neuropsychological Disorders. Thinking Critically: Can Someone Be Partially Paralyzed and Not Know It? Focus on Research: Studying Hemineglect. Linkages: Language Disorders and the Brain.