Psychology in Perspective / Edition 3

Psychology in Perspective / Edition 3

by Carol Tavris, Carole Wade, Carole Wade
     
 

Carol Tavris and Carole Wade once again set a new standard with this exciting alternative to traditional treatment of psychology. Psychology in Perspective, 3/e, responds to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061, which calls upon all scientists to teach for depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. The

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Carol Tavris and Carole Wade once again set a new standard with this exciting alternative to traditional treatment of psychology. Psychology in Perspective, 3/e, responds to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061, which calls upon all scientists to teach for depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. The authors have reorganized the traditional material according to the five major perspectives in the field and offer an unbiased presentation of each perspective's strengths, limitations, and misuses. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding all five approaches in order to grasp the "big picture" of human experience. Explains and studies human behavior from the biological, learning, cognitive, sociocultural, and psychodynamic perspectives. For individuals interested in an alternative approach to psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130283269
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/06/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
639
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 10.23(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

I. INVITATION TO PSYCHOLOGY.

1. Explaining Human Behavior.

2. Studying Human Behavior.

II. THE BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.

3. The Evolution and Genetics of Behavior.

4. Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain.

Essay #1: Evaluating the Biological Perspective.

III. THE LEARNING PERSPECTIVE.

5. Behavioral Learning.

6. Social and Cognitive Learning.

Essay #2: Evaluating the Learning Perspective.

IV. THE COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE.

7. Thinking and Reasoning.

8. Memory.

Essay #3: Evaluating the Cognitive Perspective.

V. THE SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE.

9. The Social Context.

10. The Cultural Context.

Essay #4: Evaluating the Sociocultural Perspective.

VI. THE PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE.

11. The Inner Life.

Essay #5: Evaluating the Psychodynamic Perspective.

VII. PUTTING THE PERSPECTIVES TOGETHER.

12. Mental Disorders and Their Treatment.

Essay #6: The Whole Elephant.

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