Psychology: An Introduction / Edition 10

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Overview

A contemporary take on a time tested classic. Students will master the central concepts of psychology with the new 10th edition of Psychology from Benjamin Lahey. A new chapter on the Interplay of Nature and Nurture highlights the 10th edition’s new organization and streamlined content . Lahey weaves scholarship based on empirical research throughout the text, ensuring an accurate portrait of contemporary psychology. The text’s student-friendly writing, new chapter openers, and fresh applications make the material more relevant to students than ever before, and the proven learning system ensures that all students will grasp the concepts presented in the book. Lahey’s hallmark emphasis on diversity and culture remains integrated throughout the text, making this the text for a well rounded introduction to all areas of psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073531984
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/2/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin B. Lahey received his undergraduate training from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has taught at both community college and university levels, including the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago. Ben is an award-winning teacher and a frequent speaker at the Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. He is also an active researcher on the behavioral and emotional problems of children; his research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health for many years. Ben was a representative of the field of psychology on the DSM-IV Child Disorders Work Group and a member of the US liaison group for the mental health section of the International Classification of Diseases. He was also the editor, with Alan E. Kazdin, of the first fourteen volumes in the annual series, Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, published by Plenum Press.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology Chapter 3: Biological Foundations in Behavior Chapter 4: The Interplay of Nature and Nurture PART 2: AWARENESS Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception Chapter 6: States of Consciousness PART 3: LEARNING AND COGNITION Chapter 7: Basic Principles of Learning Chapter 8: Memory Chapter 9: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence PART 4: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 10: Developmental Psychology PART 5: THE SELF Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion Chapter 12: Personality Theories and Assessment PART 6: HEALTH AND ADJUSTMENT Chapter 13: Stress and Health Chapter 14: Abnormal Behavior Chapter 15: Therapies PART 7: SOCIAL CONTEXT Chapter 16: Social Psychology Chapter 17: Psychology Applied to Business and other Professions

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