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Psychology Matters. Robert Feldman’s Psychology and Your Life is an engaging new introductory psychology text that uses experiential exercises and activities, career-oriented text examples, and features designed to directly correlate psychology concepts to the professional and personal lives of readers. Throughout the text and supplements, Psychology and Your Life reinforces why a basic understanding of psychology is relevant to today’s students.

This text also provides instructors with a fully-integrated supplements package to help instructors objectively gauge their students’ mastery of psychology’s key principles and concepts and to create dynamic class experiences—whether in the classroom or online. All ancillary materials are organized by the measurable learning outcomes of each module within the text—there is no more wondering whether the text in use will meet the accreditation guidelines for schools!

Emphasizing practical application, Psychology and Your Life offers examples and perspectives from the healthcare industry (including Allied Health), technology, criminal justice, legal, and business, among others to prepare students to readily prepare and apply psychology throughout their lives and careers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077354732
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Psychology and Your Life Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology Module 1: Psychologists at Work Module 2: A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future Module 3: Research in Psychology Module 4: The Ethics of Research Chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body Module 7: The Brain Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye Module 10: Hearing and the Other Senses Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World Chapter 4: States of Consciousness Module 12: Sleep and Dreams Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness Chapter 5: Learning Module 15: Classical Conditioning Module 16: Operant Conditioning Module 17: Cognitive Approaches to Learning Chapter 6: Thinking: Memory, Cognition, and Language Module 18: The Foundations of Memory Module 19: Recall and Forgetting Module 20: Thinking, Reasoning, and Problem Solving Module 21: Language Chapter 7: Motivation and Emotion Module 22: Explaining Motivation Module 23: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring Module 24: Understanding Emotional Experiences Chapter 8: Development Module 25: Nature and Nurture, and Prenatal Development Module 26: Infancy and Childhood Module 27: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult Module 28: Adulthood Chapter 9: Personality and Individual Differences Module 29: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Module 30: Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Module 31: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive Module 32: Intelligence? Chapter 10: Psychological Disorders Module 33: Normal Versus Abnormal: Making a Distinction Module 34: The Major Psychological Disorders Module 35: Psychological Disorders in Perspective Chapter 11: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Module 36: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment Module 37: Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment Module 38: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment Chapter 12: Social Psychology Module 39: Attitudes and Social Cognition Module 40: Social Influence and Groups Module 41: Prejudice and Discrimination Module 42: Positive and Negative Social Behavior Module 43: Stress and Coping

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