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Overview

Discover where learning comes to life…
MyPsychLab

MyPsychLab is an exciting new learning and teaching tool designed to increase student success in the classroom, and quickly and easily give instructors access to every imaginable resource needed to teach and administer an introductory psychology course - all housed in one rich site.

MyPsychLab will help students learn, and will save instructors time!And, it's easy to use…

Learning in Context For Students!
MyPsychLab is built on the strength of learning in context.Students actually use the e-book - in exactly the same layout as the printed version - to launch multimedia resources such as animations, video clips, audio explanations, and activities, and profiles of prominent psychologists.

Bring Learning to Life with Simulations!
Visual learning enhances test scores; students will test better after not only reading about psychological material, but actually seeing the concept come to life with the help of multimedia.At the center of MyPsychLab are highly interactive simulations that let students experience psychological phenomena for themselves, which include visual illusions, cognitive maps, memory retrieval, concept formation using prototypes, and more.

Know what to you need to study!
MyPsychLab provides students with multiple structured testing and quizzing opportunities within each chapter to reinforce concepts presented.Results from these assessments then generate an Individualized Study Plan, which allows students to pinpoint exactly where additional study and review is needed.

Additional help always available!
Do studentsstill need additional assistance studying and completing assignments?MyPsychLab also offers students access to The Tutor Center, a free, one on one tutoring service during afternoon and evening hours, and Research Navigator, Pearson Education's online database of academic journals.

And, MyPsychLab is easy to use!
MyPsychLab is a turn-key solution; instructors can spend as much or as little time as they'd like customizing their course; our content is pre-loaded and ready to use.All instructor resources are aggregated in one easy to navigate place, available 24/7.With the click of a mouse, professors have access to the test item file, class grade book, PowerPoint lectures, lecture outlines, and more!

To discover where learning comes to life, log on to www.mypsychlab.com, and begin exploring the many features of MyPsychLab today!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205376094
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/5/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with a Chapter Outline and conclude with “Consolidate!”chapter summaries.

1. The Science of Psychology: Yesterday and Today.
The Science of Psychology: Getting to Know You.
Psychology Then and Now: The Evolution of a Science.
The Psychological Way: What Today's Psychologists Do.
Ethics: Doing it Right.

2. The Research Process: How We Find Things Out.
The Scientific Method: Designed to be Valid.
The Psychologist's Toolbox: Techniques of Scientific Research.
Statistics: Measuring Reality.
How to Think About Research Studies.

3. The Biology of Mind and Behavior.
Brain Circuits: Making Connections.
The Nervous System: An Orchestra with Many Members.
Probing the Brain.
Genes, Brain, and Environment: The Brain in the World.

4. Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind.
Vision.
Hearing.
Perceiving in Other Ways.

5. Consciousness.
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.
Hypnosis and Meditation.
Drugs and Alcohol.

6. Learning.
Classical Conditioning.
Operant Conditioning.
Cognitive and Social Learning.

7. Memory: Living With Yesterday.
Storing Information: Time and Space are of the Essence.
Encoding and Retrieving Information from Memory.
Fact, Fiction, and Forgetting: When Memory Goes Wrong.
Improving Memory: Tricks and Tools.

8. Language and Thinking.
Language: More than Meets the Ear.
Means of Thought: Words, Images, Concepts.
Problem Solving.
Logic, Reasoning, and Decision Making.

9. Types of Intelligence: What Does it Mean to be Smart?
Is There MoreThan One Way to be Smart?
What Makes us Smart: Nature and Nurture.
Diversity in Intelligence.

10. Emotion and Motivations: Feeling and Striving.
Emotion: I Feel, Therefore I Am.
Motivation and Reward: Feeling Good.
Hunger and Eating: Not Just About Fueling the Body.
Sex: Not Just About Having Babies.

11. Personality: Vive la Difference!
What is Personality?
The Brain: The Personality Organ.
The Person: Beliefs and Behaviors.
The World: Social Influences on Personality.

12. Psychology Over the Life Span: Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser.
In the Beginning: From Conception to Birth.
Infancy and Childhood: Taking Off.
Adolescence: Between Two Worlds.
Adulthood and Aging: The Continuously Changing Self.

13. Stress, Health, and Coping.
What is Stress?
Stress, Disease, and Health.
Strategies for Coping.

14. Psychological Disorders.
Identifying Psychological Disorders: What's Abnormal?
Mood Disorders.
Anxiety Disorders.
Schizophrenia.
Other Axis I Disorders: Dissociative and Eating Disorders.
Personality Disorders.
A Cautionary Note About Diagnosis.

15. Treatment.
Cognitive and Behavior Therapy.
Insight-Oriented Therapies.
Biomedical Therapies.
Other Forms of Treatment.
Which Therapy Works Best?

16. Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds.
Social Cognition: Thinking About People.
Social Behavior: Interacting With People.
A Final Word: Ethics and Social Psychology.

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