James Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY does far more than cover major theories and studies; it encourages you to question the information and ask yourself, "How was this conclusion reached?" and "Does the evidence really support it?" In this student-praised text, Kalat challenges your preconceptions about psychology to help you become a more informed consumer of information not only during your college experience but also as you venture into your post-college life. With his humorous writing style and hands-on "Try It Yourself" exercises, Kalat puts you at ease and gets you involved with what you are studying so that you can succeed in your course.
A college-level introductory textbook emphasizing the importance of questioning assumptions and searching for scientific evidence. Revisions include an increased number of cross- cultural examples throughout the text, several revised chapters, and new references. Numerous color photographs and figures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in introduction to psychology and biological psychology from 1977 through 2012. He received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (10th Edition) and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION (2nd Edition). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. He was twice the program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science.
1. What Is Psychology? 2. Scientific Methods in Psychology. 3. Biological Psychology. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Nature, Nurture, and Human Development. 6. Learning. 7. Memory. 8. Cognition and Language. 9. Intelligence. 10. Consciousness. 11. Motivated Behaviors. 12. Emotions, Stress, and Health. 13. Social Psychology. 14. Personality. 15. Abnormality, Therapy, and Social Issues. 16. Specific Disorders and Treatments.