Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (paperback) / Edition 3

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (paperback) / Edition 3

by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven J Lynn, Laura L. Namy, Nancy Woolf
     
 

Provides the framework to go from inquiry to understanding.

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, 3/e, teaches students how to test their assumptions, and motivates them to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the field of psychology in their everyday lives. By applying scientific thinking, students can more

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Provides the framework to go from inquiry to understanding.

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, 3/e, teaches students how to test their assumptions, and motivates them to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the field of psychology in their everyday lives. By applying scientific thinking, students can more intelligently evaluate claims about both laboratory research and daily life. In the end, students will emerge with the “psychological smarts,” or open-minded skepticism, needed to distinguish psychological misinformation from credible, useful psychological information.

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Lilienfeld program. Engaging online activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students become scientific thinkers. With MyPsychLab, students can watch videos on psychological research and applications, participate in virtual classic experiments, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.

This title is available in a variety of formats – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205961184
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
192,191
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychology and Scientific Thinking

Chapter 2: Research Methods

Chapter 3: Biological Psychology

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

Chapter 5: Consciousness

Chapter 6: Learning

Chapter 7: Memory

Chapter 8: Thinking, Reasoning, and Language

Chapter 9: Intelligence and IQ Testing

Chapter 10: Human Development

Chapter 11: Emotion and Motivation

Chapter 12: Stress, Coping, and Health

Chapter 13: Social Psychology

Chapter 14: Personality

Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders

Chapter 16: Psychological and Biological Treatments


Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychology and Scientific Thinking

What Is Psychology? Science Versus Intuition

Psychological Pseudoscience: Imposters of Science

Scientific Thinking: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction

Scientific Skepticism

Psychology’s Past and Present: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Chapter 2: Research Methods

The Beauty and Necessity of Good Research Design

The Scientific Method: Toolbox of Skills

Ethical Issues in Research Design

Statistics: The Language of Psychological Research

Evaluating Psychological Research

Chapter 3: Biological Psychology

Nerve Cells: Communication Portals

The Brain–Behavior Network

The Endocrine System

Mapping the Mind: The Brain in Action

Nature and Nurture: Did your Genes—or Parents—Make You Do It?

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

Two Sides of the Coin: Sensation and Perception

Seeing: The Visual System

Hearing: The Auditory System

Smell and Taste: The Sensual Senses

Our Body Senses: Touch, Body Position, and Balance

Perception: When Our Senses Meet Our Brain

Chapter 5: Consciousness

The Biology of Sleep

Dreams

Other Alterations of Consciousness and Unusual Experiences

Drugs and Consciousness

Chapter 6: Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Models of Learning

Biological Influences on Learning

Learning Fads: Do They Work?

Chapter 7: Memory

How Memory Operates: The Memory Assembly Line

The Three Processes of Memory

The Biology Of Memory

The Development of Memory: Acquiring a Personal History

False Memories: When Good Memory Goes Bad

Chapter 8: Thinking, Reasoning, and Language

Thinking and Reasoning

Thinking At Its Hardest: Decision Making and Problem Solving

How Does Language Work?

Communication and the Mind: Connecting Thinking, Language, and Reading

Chapter 9: Intelligence and IQ Testing

What Is Intelligence? Definitional Confusion

Intelligence Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Genetic and Environmental Influences on IQ

Group Differences in IQ: The Science and the Politics

The Rest of the Story: Other Dimensions of Intellect

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Chapter 10: Human Development

Special Considerations in Human Development

The Developing Body: Physical and Motor Development

The Developing Mind: Cognitive Development

The Developing Personality: Social and Moral Development

Chapter 11: Emotion and Motivation

Theories of Emotion: What Causes Our Feelings?

Nonverbal Expression of Emotion: The Eyes, Bodies, and Cultures Have It

Happiness and Self-Esteem: Science Confronts Pop Psychology

Motivation: Our Wants and Needs

Attraction, Love, and Hate: The Greatest Mysteries of Them All

Chapter 12: Stress, Coping, and Health

What Is Stress?

How We Adapt to Stress: Change and Challenge

The Brain–Body Reaction to Stress

Coping with Stress

Promoting Good Health—And Less Stress!

Chapter 13: Social Psychology

What Is Social Psychology?

Social Influence: Conformity and Obedience

Helping and Harming Others: Prosocial Behavior and Aggression

Attitudes and Persuasion: Changing Minds

Prejudice and Discrimination

Chapter 14: Personality

Personality: What Is It and How Can We Study It?

Psychoanalytic Theory: The Controversial Legacy of Sigmund Freud and His Followers

Behavioral and Social Learning Theories of Personality

Humanistic Models of Personality: The Third Force

Trait Models of Personality: Consistencies in Our Behavior

Personality Assessment: Measuring and Mismeasuring the Psyche

Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders

Conceptions of Mental Illness: Yesterday and Today

Anxiety-Related Disorders: The Many Faces of Worry and Fear

Mood Disorders and Suicide

Personality and Dissociative Disorders: The Disrupted and Divided Self

The Enigma of Schizophrenia

Childhood Disorders: Recent Controversies

Chapter 16: Psychological and Biological Treatments

Psychotherapy: Clients and Practitioners

Insight Therapies: Acquiring Understanding

Group Therapies: The More, the Merrier

Behavioral Approaches: Changing Maladaptive Actions

Is Psychotherapy Effective?

Biomedical Treatments: Medications, Electrical Stimulation, and Surgery

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