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Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart, and Roy's, Psychology strikes an ideal balance between classic and current research, and contains substantial material on culture and human diversity, as well as updated coverage of behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology. This text's complete learning program offers instructors, both experienced and novice, a "one-stop teaching" tool. In the Seventh Edition of this comprehensive, research-oriented text, the authors explore the full range of psychology, free from theoretical bias; blend conceptual discussion and description of research studies; foster scientific attitudes and help students learn to think critically; present lessons in a clear, accessible, and readable style; and demonstrate that psychology is an integrated discipline in which each subfield is linked to other subfields by common interests and overarching research questions.

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Editorial Reviews

Four psychologists U. of Ill., Urbana attempt, with this textbook, to break into the large, lucrative elementary psychology textbook market with a fresh voice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618213740
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 718
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he served for many years as director of the introductory psychology program. He is currently affiliated as Courtesy Professor of Psychology at The University of South Florida, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at The University of Southampton in the UK. Dr. Bernstein chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the American Psychological Society's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.

Louis Penner is a social psychologist, formerly at The University of South Florida and now at Wayne State University as a member of the Center for Communication and Behavioral Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He also has an adjunct appointment at The Institute for Social Research at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Alison Clarke-Stewart is Professor of Psychology at UC, Irvine (Ph.D. Yale). She specializes in developmental psychology and is known for her research on the effects of day care on children.

Edward Roy is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois (Ph.D. Univ. Massachusetts). He specializes in biological psychology and does research in Neuroendocrinology.

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Table of Contents

Note: Each

Chapter concludes with Linkages and a Summary.
1.Introducing Psychology The World of Psychology: An Overview Unity and Diversity in Psychology
2.Research in Psychology Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else) Research Methods in Psychology Linkages: Psychological Research Methods and Behavioral Genetics Statistical Analysis of Research Results Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists
3.Biological Aspects of Psychology The Nervous System The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World The Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World Focus on Research Methods: Manipulating Genes in Animal Models of Human Disease Linkages: Human Development and the Changing Brain The Chemistry of Psychology Thinking Critically: Are There Drugs That Can Make You Smarter? The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World The Immune System: Defending the Body
4.Sensation Sensory Systems The Problem of Coding Linkages: Sensation and Biological Aspects of Psychology Hearing Vision The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste Somatic Senses and the Vestibular System Thinking Critically: Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain? Focus on Research Methods: The Case of the Mysterious Spells
5.Perception The Perception Paradox Three Approaches to Perception Psychophysics Thinking Critically: Can Subliminal Stimuli Influence Your Behavior? Organizing the Perceptual World Recognizing the Perceptual World Linkages: Perception and Human Development Attention Focus on Research Methods: An Experiment in "Mind Reading" Applications of Research on Perception
6.Learning Learning About StimuliClassical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations Instrumental and Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior Cognitive Processes in Learning Focus on Research Methods: A Two-Factor Experiment on Human Helplessness Thinking Critically: Does Watching Violence on Television Make People More Violent? Linkages: Neural Networks and Learning Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn
7.Memory The Nature of Memory Focus on Research Methods: Measuring Explicit Versus Implicit Memory Storing New Memories Retrieving Memories Linkages: Memory, Perception, and Eyewitness Testimony Forgetting Thinking Critically: Can Traumatic Memories Be Repressed, Then Recovered? Biological Bases of Memory Applications of Memory Research
8.Cognition and Language Basic Functions of Thought Mental Representations: The Ingredients of Thought Thinking Strategies Problem Solving Focus on Research Methods: Locating Analogical Thinking Decision Making Linkages: Group Processes in Problem Solving and Decision Making Language Thinking Critically: Can Nonhumans Use Language?
9.Consciousness Analyzing Consciousness Focus on Research Methods: Subliminal Messages in Rock Music Sleeping and Dreaming Hypnosis Linkages: Meditation, Health, and Stress Psychoactive Drugs Thinking Critically: Is Marijuana Dangerous?
10.Cognitive Abilities Testing for Intelligence Measuring the Quality of Tests Evaluating Intelligence Tests Linkages: Emotionality and the Measurement of Cognitive Abilities Thinking Critically: Are Intelligence Tests Unfairly Biased Against Certain Groups? Understanding Intelligence Focus on Research Methods: Tracking Cognitive Abilities over the Life Span Diversity in Cognitive Abilities
11.Motivation and Emotion Concepts and Theories of Motivation Hunger and Eating Sexual Behavior Focus on Research Methods: A Survey of Human Sexual Behavior Thinking Critically: Does Biology Determine Sexual Orientation? Achievement Motivation Relations and Conflicts Among Motives Linkages: Conflicting Motives and Stress The Nature of Emotion Theories of Emotion Communicating Emotion
12.Human Development Exploring Human Development Beginnings Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Focus on Research Methods: Experiments on Developing Minds Linkages: Development and Memory Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development Thinking Critically: Does Day Care Harm the Emotional Development of Infants? Adolescence Adulthood
13.Health, Stress, and Coping Health Psychology Stress and Stressors Stress Responses Linkages: Stress and Psychological Disorders Stress Mediators: Interactions Between People and Stressors Focus on Research Methods: Personality and Health The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness Thinking Critically: Does Hostility Increase the Risk of Heart Disease? Promoting Healthy Behavior
14.Personality The Psychodynamic Approach The Trait Approach Thinking Critically: Are Personality Traits Inherited? The Social-Cognitive Approach The Humanistic Approach Linkages: Personality, Culture, and Human Development Focus on Research Methods: Longitudinal Studies of Temperament and Personality Assessing Personality
15.Psychological Disorders Defining Psychological Disorders Explaining Psychological Disorders Classifying Psychological Disorders Thinking Critically: Is Psychological Diagnosis Biased? Anxiety Disorders Linkages: Anxiety Disorders and Learning Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Mood Disorders Schizophrenia Personality Disorders Focus on Research Methods: Exploring Links Between Childhood Abuse and Antisocial Personality Disorder A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders Mental Illness and the Law
16.Treatment of Psychological Disorders Basic Features of Treatment Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Humanistic Psychotherapy Behavior Therapy Group, Family, and Couples Therapy Evaluating Psychotherapy Thinking Critically: Are All Forms of Therapy Equally Effective? Focus on Research Methods: Which Therapies Work Best for Which Problems? Biological Treatments Linkages: Biological Aspects of Psychology and the Treatment of Psychological Disorders Community Psychology: From Treatment to Prevention
17.Social Cognition Social Influences on the Self Focus on Research Methods: Self-Esteem and the Ultimate Terror Social Perception Attitudes Linkages: Biological and Social Psychology Prejudice and Stereotypes Thinking Critically: Is Ethnic Prejudice Too Ingrained Ever to Be Eliminated? Interpersonal Attraction
18.Social Influence Social Influence Linkages: Motivation and the Presence of Others Conformity and Compliance Obedience Aggression Thinking Critically: Does Pornography Cause Aggression? Altruism and Helping Behavior Focus on Research Methods: Does Family Matter? Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict Group Processes Appendices Behavioral Genetics Statistics in Psychological Research

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