Fundamentals of Psychology in Context / Edition 3

Fundamentals of Psychology in Context / Edition 3

by Stephen M. Kosslyn, Robin S. Rosenberg
     
 

This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives.See more details below

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This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205507573
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/18/2006
Series:
MyPsychLab Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
634
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.09(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Psychology: Yesterday and Today

The Science of Psychology: Getting to Know You

Psychology Then and Now

The Research Process: How We Find Things Out

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

Brain Circuits: Making Connections

The Nervous System: An Orchestra With Many Members

Probing the Brain

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

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

Vision

Hearing

Sensing and Perceiving in Other Ways

4. Learning: How Experience Changes Us

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Cognitive and Social Learning

5. Memory: Living With Yesterday

Storing Information: Time and Space Are of the Essence

Encoding and Retrieving Information From Memory

When Memory Goes Wrong — And What to Do About It

6. Language, Thinking, and Intelligence: What Humans Do Best

Language: More Than Meets the Ear

Thinking: Understanding the World and Guiding Behavior

Intelligence: Is There More Than One Way To Be Smart?

What Makes Us Smart: Nature and Nurture

7. Emotion and Motivation: Feeling and Striving

Emotion: I Feel, Therefore I Am

Motivation and Reward: Feeling Good

Hunger and Sex: Two Important Motivations

8. Personality: Vive la Difference!

What is Personality?

The Brain: The Personality Organ

The Person: Beliefs and Behaviors

The World: Social Influences on Personality

9. 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

10. Stress, Health, and Coping: Dealing With Life

What is Stress?

Stress, Disease, and Health

Strategies for Coping

11. Psychological Disorders: More Than Everyday Problems

Identifying Psychological Disorders: What’s Abnormal?

Axis I: An Overview of Selected Disorder

Axis II: Focus on Personality Disorders

A Cautionary Note About Diagnosis

12. Treatment: Healing Actions, Healing Words

Therapies Focusing on Mental Processes and Behavior

Therapies Focusing on Brain and Body

Which Therapy Works Best?

13. Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds

Social Cognition: Thinking About People

Social Behavior: Interacting With People

A Final Word: Ethics and Social Psychology

Appendix A. Statistics

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