Psychology: Study Guide

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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 ...
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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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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: 9780393966749
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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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