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 received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association.
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.