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Overview

Provides students with the tools they need to go from inquiry to understanding.

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, 3/eprovides the framework students need to go from inquiry to understanding by continuously modeling the application of the six key principles of scientific thinking. The text teaches students how to test their assumptions, and motivates them to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the field of psychology and the world around them.

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Lilienfeld / Lynn / Namy / Woolf program. Key learning applications include writing assessment, MyPsychLab video series, and simulations.

This text 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.

Teaching & Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience -- for you and your students. Here's how:

  • Personalize Learning MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Numbered learning objectives and section summaries help readers build critical thinking and study skills.
  • Engage Students – Visual activities, such as labeling of figures and completion of summary tables, help students review key concepts.
  • Explore Research – “Apply Your Scientific Thinking Skills” questions are tied to outside research assignments.
  • Support InstructorsSupport Instructors—A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205959983
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 83,369
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

SCOTT O. LILIENFELD received his B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1986 to 1987. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Albany from 1990 to 1994 and now is Professor of Psychology at Emory University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and was the recipient of the 1998 David Shakow Award from Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lilienfeld is a past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology within Division 12. He is the founder and editor of the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, Associate Editor of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and a regular columnist for Scientific American Mind magazine. He has authored or coauthored seven books and over 200 journal articles and chapters. Dr. Lilienfeld has also been a participant in Emory University’s “Great Teachers” lecturer series, as well as the Distinguished Speaker for the Psi Chi Honor Society at the American Psychological Association and numerous other national conventions.

STEVEN JAY LYNN received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University. He completed an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lafayette Clinic, Detroit, Michigan, in 1976 and is now Professor of Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY), where he is the director of the Psychological Clinic. Dr. Lynn is a fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award of the State University of New York for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Dr. Lynn has authored or edited 19 books and more than 260 other publications, and was recently named on a list of “Top Producers of Scholarly Publications in Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Programs” (2000-2004/Stewart, Wu, & Roberts, 2007, Journal of Clinical Psychology). Dr. Lynn has served as the editor of a book series for the American Psychological Association, and he has served on 11 editorial boards, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Lynn’s research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health.

LAURA L. NAMY received her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Indiana University in 1993 and her doctorate in Cognitive Psychology at Northwestern University in 1998. She is now Associate Professor of Psychology and Core Faculty in Linguistics at Emory University. Dr. Namy is the editor of the Journal of Cognition and Development. At Emory, she is Director of the Emory Child Study Center and Associate Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture. Her research focuses on the origins and development of verbal and nonverbal symbol use in young children, sound symbolism in natural language, and the role of comparison in conceptual development.

NANCY J. WOOLF received her B.S. in Psychobiology at UCLA in 1978 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UCLA School of Medicine in 1983. She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. Her specialization is behavioral neuroscience, and her research spans the organization of acetylcholine systems, neural plasticity, memory, neural degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and consciousness. In 1990 she won the Colby Prize from the Sigma Kappa Foundation, awarded for her achievements in scientific research in Alzheimer disease. In 2002 she received the Academic Advancement Program Faculty Recognition Award. She also received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Psychology Department at UCLA in 2008. Dr. Woolf is currently on the editorial boards of Science and Consciousness Review and Journal of Nanoneuroscience.

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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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