Psychology: The Science of Behavior

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Textbook for undergraduate students on the physiology of the nervous system, the nature of perception, child and adult development, learning and cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205685578
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Science of Psychology 1
Ch. 2 The Ways and Means of Psychology 20
Ch. 3 Evolution, Heredity, and Behavior 50
Ch. 4 Biology of Behavior 82
Ch. 5 Learning and Behavior 122
Ch. 6 Sensation 158
Ch. 7 Perception 198
Ch. 8 Memory 230
Ch. 9 Consciousness 268
Ch. 10 Language 300
Ch. 11 Intelligence and Thinking 332
Ch. 12 Life-Span Development 368
Ch. 13 Motivation and Emotion 412
Ch. 14 Personality 446
Ch. 15 Social Psychology 482
Ch. 16 Life-Style, Stress, and Health 522
Ch. 17 The Nature and Causes of Mental Disorders 558
Ch. 18 The Treatment of Mental Disorders 600
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