This reader of public press articles explores the science of psychology; biological bases of behavior; perceptual processes; learning and remembering; cognitive processes; emotion and motivation; developement; personality processes; social processes; psychological disorders; and psychological treatments.
UNIT 1. The Science of Psychology
1. Why Freud Isn't Dead, John Horgan, Scientific American, December 1996.
2. The Benefits and Ethics of Animal Research, Andrew N. Rowan, Scientific American, February 1997.
3. On the Validity of Psychology Experiments, John F. Kihlstrom, APS Observer, September 1995.
UNIT 2. Biological Bases of Behavior
4. Nature, Nurture: Not Mutually Exclusive, Beth Azar, APA Monitor, May 1997.
5. What We Learn from Twins: The Mirror of Your Soul, The Economist, January 3, 1998.
6. Secrets of the Brain, Mark Nichols, Maclean's, January 22, 1996.
7. Revealing the Brain's Secrets, Kathleen Cahill Allison, Harvard Health Letter, January 1996.
UNIT 3. Perceptual Processes
8. The Senses, U.S. News & World Report, January 13, 1997.
9. Gain in Years Can Mean Loss in Hearing, Anita Manning, USA Today, September 30, 1997.
10. Don't Take Touch for Granted: An Interview with Susan Lederman, René Verry, Teaching of Psychology, Volume 25, Number 1, 1998.