Mastering the World of Psychology [With eBook] / Edition 2

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B> This is the essentials version of The World of Psychology, Third Edition. The Essential World of Psychology contains many of the same features as The World of Psychology, Third Edition, including careful, thorough explanations, research based on primary sources, thoroughly integrated coverage of diversity, and interactive pedagogical features, such as Try It!s, Review and Reflect tables, and Apply It!s. The Essential World of Psychology contains fewer chapters, yet it retains the basic content of the longer text. In addition to maintaining the interactive features, The Essential World of Psychology also includes a built-in study guide at the end of each chapter. Test your knowledge after reading and reviewing the chapters! For anyone interested in the introduction to Psychology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205512553
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapters conclude with “Apply It!” and a “Chapter Summary and Review.”

1. Introduction to Psychology.
Psychology: An Introduction.
Descriptive Research Methods.
The Experimental Method: Searching for Causes.
Other Research Methods.
Participants in Psychological Research.
Exploring Psychology's Roots.
Psychology Today.

2. Biology and Behavior.
The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters.
The Central Nervous System.
The Cerebral Hemispheres.
Discovering the Brain's Mysteries.
Brain Damage: Causes and Consequences.
The Peripheral Nervous System.
The Endocrine System.

3. Sensation and Perception.
Sensation: The Sensory World.
Smell and Taste.
The Other Senses.
Perception: Ways of Perceiving.
Additional Influences on Perception.
Subliminal Persuasion and Extrasensory Perception.

4. States of Consciousness.
What Is Consciousness?
Circadian Rhythms: Our 24-Hour Highs and Lows.
Sleep: The Mysterious One-Third of Our Lives.
Sleep Disorders.
Altering Consciousness through Concentration and Suggestion.
Altered States of Consciousness and Pyschoactive Drugs.

5. Learning.
Classical Conditioning: The Original View.
Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View.
Operant Conditioning.
Cognitive Learning.

6. Memory.
Measuring Memory.
The Nature of Remembering and Forgetting.
Factors Influencing Retrieval.
Biology and Memory.
Improving Memory:Some Helpful Study Habits.

7. Cognition, Language, and Creativity.
Imagery and Concepts: Tools of Thinking.
Decision Making: Making Choices in Life.
Problem Solving: Beyond Decision Making.
The Nature of Intelligence.
Measuring Intelligence.
The IQ Controversy: Brainy Dispute.
Emotional Intelligence.
Creativity: Unique and Useful Productions.

8. Human Development.
Developmental Psychology: Basic Issues and Methodology.
Heredity and Prenatal Development.
Physical Development and Learning in Infancy.
Emotional Development in Infancy.
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development.
Vygotsky's Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development.
Language Development.
Socialization of the Child.
Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development.
Adolescence: Moral and Social Development.
Erikson's Psychological Theory: Adolescence through Adulthood.
Early and Middle Adulthood.
Later Adulthood.

9. Motivation and Emotion.
Introduction to Motivation.
Theories of Motivation.
Hunger: A Primary Drive.
Sexual Motives.
Sexual Orientation.
Social Motives.
The What and Why of Emotions.
The Expression of Emotion.
Experiencing Emotion.

10. Personality Theory and Assessment.
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis.
The Neo-Freudians.
Trait Theories.
Learning Theories and Personality.
Humanistic Personality Theories.
Personality: Is It in the Genes?
Personality Assessment.

11. Health and Stress.
Two Approaches to Health and Illness.
Theories of Stress.
Sources of Stress: The Common and the Extreme.
Coping with Stress.
Evaluating Life Stress: Major Life Changes, Hassles, and Uplifts.
Health and Disease.
Lifestyle and Health.

12. Psychological Disorders.
What Is Abnormal?
Mood Disorders.
Anxiety Disorders: When Anxiety Is Extreme.
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.
Other Psychological Disorders.

13. Therapies.
Insight Therapies.
Behavior Therapies: Unlearning the Old, Learning the New.
Cognitive Therapies: It's the Thought That Counts.
The Biological Therapies.
Therapies and Therapists: Many Choices.

14. Social Psychology.
Introduction to Social Psychology.
Social Perception.
Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance.
Group Influence.
Attitudes and Attitude Change.
Prejudice and Discrimination.
Prosocial Behavior: Behavior That Benefits Others.
Aggression: Intentionally Harming Others.

Appendix: Statistical Methods.

Answers to Study Guide Questions.



Name Index.

Subject Index.

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