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Overview

The first major text to treat psychology as a science, this book revolutionized the field of introductory psychology upon its debut in 1981. Henry Gleitman is joined by two noted scholars, Daniel Reisberg and Alan Fridlund, to produce this exciting new edition. Every chapter in the book has been updated with fully integrated coverage of the issues at the forefront of today's science, specifically neuroscience and the brain, evolutionary psychology, and culture. In addition, a new appendix on research methods has been added, focusing on the logic of psychological research and encouraging readers to think critically about "evidence" they encounter in their daily lives.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Titles in this authoritative set include History of Psychology, The Brain and the Mind, Thinking and Knowing, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. The entries vary in accessibility and length; there are 6-page introductory articles as well as 28-page essays on more substantive topics. They offer overviews of theories, terms, experiments, and history in an effective manner. There are no entries on individuals but the work of significant theorists is discussed within the articles. Research methods, cross-cultural information, and the relationship of psychology to other disciplines are clearly delineated. Sidebars present case studies, seminal experiments, and brief biographical profiles. Quotes enhance each entry. Informative, captioned, color and black-and-white photographs, charts, maps, drawings, and reproductions abound. The heavy, glossy paper adds to the quality of the reproductions. A set glossary and bibliography are included in each volume. An attractive, useful acquisition for libraries fielding questions on the history and science of the discipline.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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A detailed and comprehensive introductory text, featuring coverage of neuroscience, cross-cultural comparisons, and evolutionary insights. Material is organized in sections on action, cognition, social behavior, development, and individual differences. Individual chapters cover topics including biological bases of behavior, perception and the nervous system, personality, and psychopathology. Includes color photos and chapter summaries. This fifth edition offers an appendix on methods of scientific research, and revised material on statistical methods used by psychologists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393973648
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 849
  • Product dimensions: 8.71 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Gleitman is Professor of Psychology and the former chair of the department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award (1982) and, from the University of Pennsylvania, the Abrams Award (1988) and the Lindback Award (1977). He has served as president of the APA’s Division 1: General Psychology and Division 10: Psychology and the Arts. Most importantly, Professor Gleitman has taught introductory psychology for five decades to over 40,000 students.

James Gross is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. Professor Gross's research focuses on emotion and emotion regulation processes in healthy and clinical populations. His 150 or so publications include The Handbook of Emotion Regulation (Guilford, 2007), and he has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Professor Gross is also an award-winning teacher, a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and the Director of the Stanford Psychology One Teaching Program. His teaching awards include Stanford's Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Stanford Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Stanford's Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, and Stanford's highest teaching prize, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Daniel Reisberg is Patricia and Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Professor Reisberg’s research has focused on the nature of mental imagery as well as on people’s ability to remember emotionally significant events. He has served on the editorial boards of many of the field’s journals, and is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. Reisberg also consults extensively with law enforcement and the justice system.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Pt. 1 Action
2 Biological Bases of Behavior
3 Motivation
4 Learning
Pt. 2 Cognition
5 Sensory Processes
6 Perception
7 Memory
8 Thought and Knowledge
9 Language
Pt. 3 Social Behavior
10 The Biological Basis of Social Behavior
11 Social Cognition and Emotion
12 Social Interaction
Pt. 4 Development
13 Physical and Cognitive Development
14 Social Development
Pt. 5 Individual Differences
15 Intelligence: Its Nature and Measurement
16 Personality I: Assessment, Trait Theory, and the Behavioral-Cognitive Approach
17 Personality II: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Sociocultural Approaches
18 Psychopathology
19 Treatment of Psychopathology
App. 1 Methods of Scientific Research
App. 2 Statistics: The Organization and Interpretation of Data
Glossary
References
Acknowledgments and Copyrights
Name Index
Subject Index
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