Psychology: Core Concepts / Edition 5by Philip G. Zimbardo, Ann L. Weber, Robert L. Johnson
Pub. Date: 03/28/2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
The accomplished author team of Phillip Zimbardo (APA president 2001-2002), Ann Weber, and Bob Johnson combine once again to present psychology to readers in a meaningful, manageable format. Each chapter of this book focuses on the key questions and core concepts of psychology, supported by an extensive pedagogical structure. A wealth of instructive features, such as "Psychology in Your Life," "Using Psychology to Learn Psychology," and "Do it Yourself!" enhance reader learning and retention of key psychological concepts. Psychology, 4/e integrates a cross-cultural and multicultural perspective to make psychology meaningful for all readers. For anyone interested in introductory psychology or general psychology.
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Table of Contents
All chapters conclude with “Using Psychology to Learn Psychology,” “Chapter Summary,” “Review Test,” and “If You're Interested.”
1. Mind, Behavior, and Science.
What Is Psychology, and What Are Its Roots?
What Are the Perspectives Psychologists Use Today?
What Do Psychologists Do?
How Do Psychologists Develop New Knowledge?
How Are Genes and Behavior Linked?
How Does the Body Communicate Internally?
How Does the Brain Produce Behavior and Mental Processes?
3. States of Mind.
What Is the Nature of Consciousness?
What Are the Cycles of Everyday Consciousness?
What Other Forms Can Consciousness Take?
4. Psychological Development.
How Do Psychologists Explain Development?
What Capabilities Does the Newborn Possess?
What Are the Developmental Tasks of Childhood?
What Developmental Changes Occur in Adolescence and Adulthood?
5. Sensation and Perception.
How Does Stimulation Become Sensation?
How Are the Senses Alike? And How Are They Different?
How the Other Senses Are Like Vision and Hearing.
What Is the Relationship Between Perception and Sensation?
6. Learning and Remembering.
How Does Classical Conditioning Explain Learning?
How Do We Learn New Behaviors by Operant Conditioning?
How Does Cognitive Psychology Explain Learning?
How Does Memory Work?
What Is Memory?
How Do We Form Memories?
How Do We Retrieve Memories?
How Does Memory Work?
8. Thinking and Intelligence.
What Are theComponents of Thought?
What Abilities Do Good Thinkers Possess?
How Is Intelligence Measured?
What Are the Components of Intelligence?
How Do Psychologists Explain IQ Differences Among Groups?
9. Emotion and Motivation.
What Do Our Emotions Do for Us?
Where Do Our Emotions Come From?
How Much Control Do We Have Over Our Emotions?
Motivation: What Makes Us Act as We Do?
How Are Achievement, Hunger, and Sex Alike? Different?
10. Stress, Health, and Well-Being.
Is It the Stress or the Stressor?
How Does Stress Affect Us Physically?
How Do We Respond Psychologically to Stress?
How Can We Cope Effectively with Stress?
What Forces Shape Our Personalities?
What Patterns Are Found in Personality?
What “Theories” Do People Use to Understand Each Other?
What Is Mental Disorder?
How Are Mental Disorders Classified?
What Are the Consequences of Labeling?
13. Therapies for Mental Disorder.
What Is Therapy?
How Do Psychologists Treat Mental Disorders?
How Do the Biomedical Therapies Approach Mental Disorders?
14. Social Psychology.
How Does the Situation Affect Our Behavior?
What Influences Our Judgments of Others?
What Are the Roots of Violence and Terrorism?
A Personal Endnote.
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