Psychology with CD / Edition 6

Psychology with CD / Edition 6

by Bernstein, Alison Clarke-Stewart, Louis A. Penner, Alison Clarke-Stewart
     
 

The authors of this comprehensive, research-oriented text have rededicated themselves to exploring "the full range of psychology from cell to society, as free as possible from theoretical bias." The Sixth Edition emphasizes updates and improvements in applied psychology—such as new findings in organizational and forensic psychology; culture and human… See more details below

Overview

The authors of this comprehensive, research-oriented text have rededicated themselves to exploring "the full range of psychology from cell to society, as free as possible from theoretical bias." The Sixth Edition emphasizes updates and improvements in applied psychology—such as new findings in organizational and forensic psychology; culture and human diversity; and behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology.

Written in a lively, contemporary style, Psychology offers a skillful balance of classic and contemporary topics. The extensive supplement package has been improved to provide complete learning and teaching solutions for instructors, students, and teaching assistants.

  • An improved technology package includes a student CD free with all new books; psychology quizzes powered by Eduspace; all-new, extensive PowerPoint slides available on an instructor CD or on the web; plus more depth and variety of student and instructor materials on the web site.
  • Try This icons appear in the margins to encourage active learning through figure and photo captions.
  • A Margin Glossary defines key terms to reinforce key concepts without interrupting the flow of reading or the text.
  • Eduspace is Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool. Powered by Blackboard, Eduspace is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content. The Bernstein et al. Psychology course features homework exercises for each chapter, PowerPoint presentation/lecture slides, NetLabs and Web tutorials as well as links to personal learning activities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618260614
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
07/12/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
718
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.48(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary. Chapters 2–18 include Linkages.

  • 1. Introducing Psychology
    The World of Psychology: An Overview
    Unity and Diversity in Psychology
  • 2. Research in Psychology
    Thinking Critically About Psychology (or Anything Else)
    Research Methods in Psychology
    Statistical Analysis of Research Results
    Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists
  • 3. Biological Aspects of Psychology
    The Nervous System
    The Peripheral Nervous System: Keeping in Touch with the World
    Central Nervous System: Making Sense of the World
    The Chemistry of Psychology
    The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World
    The Immune System: Defending the Body
  • 4. Sensation
    Sensory Systems
    The Problem of Coding
    Hearing
    Vision
    The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste
    Somatic Senses and the Vestibular System
  • 5. Perception
    The Perception Paradox
    Three Approaches to Perception
    Psychophysics
    Organizing the Perceptual World
    Recognizing the Perceptual World
    Attention
    Applications of Research on Perception
  • 6. Learning
    Learning About Stimuli
    Classical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations
    Instrumental and Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior
    Cognitive Processes in Learning
    Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn
  • 7. Memory
    The Nature of Memory
    Storing New Memories
    Retrieving Memories
    Forgetting
    Biological Bases of Memory
    Applications of Memory Research
  • 8. Cognition and Language
    Basic Functions of Thought
    Mental Representations: The Ingredients ofThought
    Thinking Strategies
    Problem Solving
    Decision Making
    Language
  • 9. Consciousness
    Analyzing Consciousness
    Sleeping and Dreaming
    Hypnosis
    Psychoactive Drugs
  • 10. Cognitive Abilities
    Testing for Intelligence
    Measuring the Quality of Tests
    Evaluating IQ Tests
    Understanding Intelligence
    Diversity in Cognitive Abilities
  • 11. Motivation and Emotion
    Concepts and Theories of Motivation
    Hunger and Eating
    Sexual Behavior
    Achievement Motivation
    Relations and Conflicts Among Motives
    The Nature of Emotion
    Theories of Emotion
    Communicating Emotion
  • 12. Human Development
    Exploring Human Development
    Beginnings
    Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development
    Infancy and Childhood: Social and Emotional Development
    Adolescence
    Adulthood
  • 13. Health, Stress, and Coping
    Health Psychology
    Stress and Stressors
    Stress Responses
    Stress Mediators: Interactions Between People and Stressors
    The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness
    Promoting Healthy Behavior
  • 14. Personality
    The Psychodynamic Approach
    The Trait Approach
    The Social-Cognitive Approach
    The Humanistic Approach
    Assessing Personality
  • 15. Psychological Disorders
    Defining Psychological Disorders
    Explaining Psychological Disorders
    Classifying Psychological Disorders
    Anxiety Disorders
    Somatoform Disorders
    Dissociative Disorders
    Mood Disorders
    Schizophrenia
    Personality Disorders
    A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders
    Mental Illness and the Law
  • 16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
    Basic Features of Treatment
    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    Humanistic Psychotherapy
    Behavior Therapy
    Group, Family, and Couples Therapy
    Evaluating Psychotherapy
    Biological Treatments
    Community Psychology: From Treatment to Prevention
  • 17. Social Cognition
    Social Influences on the Self
    Social Perception
    Attitudes
    Prejudice and Stereotypes
    Interpersonal Attraction
  • 18. Social Influence
    Social Influence
    Conformity and Compliance
    Obedience
    Aggression
    Altruism and Helping Behavior
    Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
    Group Processes
  • Appendix: Behavioral Genetics
  • Appendix: Statistics in Psychological Research

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