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Through five editions of this best-selling text, David Myers has guided millions of students through their introduction of psychology. The tour always includes the latest research and teaching innovations, and is always marked by Myers' genuine love of communicating the field's major ideas to an uninitiated audience. The Sixth Edition combines hallmark features (clear, compelling narrative; an integrated critical thinking theme; a superior art program) with responsive and engaging new features and a variety of spectacular, new media supplements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429247399
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the History and Science of Psychology
Module 1: The History and Scope of Psychology Module 2: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science Module 3: Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

Neuroscience and Behavior
Module 4: Neural and Hormonal Systems Module 5: The Brain

Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
Module 6: Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology Module 7: Environmental Influences on Behavior, and Reflections on Nature and Nurture

Development Through the Life Span
Module 8: Prenatal Development and the Newborn Module 9: Infancy and Childhood Module 10: Adolescence Module 11: Adulthood, and Reflections on Developmental Issues

Sensation and Perception
Module 12: Introduction to Sensation and Perception Module 13: Vision Module 14: Hearing Module 15: Other Senses Module 16: Perceptual Organization Module 17: Perceptual Interpretation

States of Consciousness
Module 18: Waking and Sleeping Rhythms Module 19: Hypnosis Module 20: Drugs and Consciousness

Module 21: Classical Conditioning Module 22: Operant Conditioning Module 23: Learning by Observation

Module 24: Introduction to Memory Module 25: Encoding: Getting Information In Module 26: Storage: Retaining Information Module 27: Retrieval: Getting Information Out Module 28: Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Applying Memory Principles to Your Own Education

Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Module 29: Thinking Module 30: Language and Thought Module 31: Introduction to Intelligence Module 32: Assessing Intelligence Module 33: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

Motivation and Work
Module 34: Introduction to Motivation Module 35: Hunger Module 36: Sexual Motivation and the Need to Belong Module 37: Motivation at Work

Module 38: Introduction to Emotion Module 39: Experienced Emotion Module 40: Expressed Emotion

Stress and Health
Module 41: Stress and Illness Module 42: Coping With Stress Module 43: Modifying Illness-Related Behaviors

Module 44: Psychoanalytic Perspective Module 45: Humanistic Perspective Module 46: Contemporary Research on Personality

Psychological Disorders
Module 47: Introduction to Psychological Disorders Module 48: Anxiety Disorders Module 49: Dissociative and Personality Disorders Module 50: Mood Disorders Module 51: Schizophrenia

Module 52: The Psychological Therapies Module 53: Evaluating Psychotherapies Module 54: The Biomedical Therapies

Social Psychology
Module 55: Social Thinking Module 56: Social Influence Module 57: Antisocial Relations Module 58: Prosocial Relations

Appendix A: Careers in Psychology, Dr. Jennifer Lento, University of San Diego Appendix B: Answers to Test-Yourself Questions

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