Study Guide for Coon/Mitterer's Psychology: A Journey, 4th / Edition 4

Study Guide for Coon/Mitterer's Psychology: A Journey, 4th / Edition 4

by Dennis Coon

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ISBN-10: 0840032226

ISBN-13: 9780840032225

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This Study Guide is structured around the (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite) active learning system. It offers many opportunities for practice, self-testing, and review. Features include a "Chapter Overview," "Recite and Review" (fill-in-the-blank), "Connections" (matching), "Check Your Memory" (true/false), "Final Survey and Review"


This Study Guide is structured around the (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite) active learning system. It offers many opportunities for practice, self-testing, and review. Features include a "Chapter Overview," "Recite and Review" (fill-in-the-blank), "Connections" (matching), "Check Your Memory" (true/false), "Final Survey and Review" (fill-in-the-blank), a "Mastery Test" (multiple choice) for each chapter of the book, and an updated Language Development Guide. Also includes a "Student Integrator" that lays out available study tools and how they intersect, so students can make the most out of their supplements.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1Psychology: The Search for Understanding1
Psychology--Spotlight on Behavior2
A Brief History of Psychology--Psychology's Family Album6
Psychology Today--Five Views of Behavior11
Human Diversity--Appreciating Social and Cultural Differences12
Psychologists--Guaranteed Not to Shrink13
Scientific Research--How to Think Like a Psychologist16
Naturalistic Observation--Psychology Steps Out!19
Correlational Studies--In Search of the Perfect Relationship20
The Psychology Experiment--Where Cause Meets Effect22
Placebo Effects--Sugar Pills and Saltwater24
The Clinical Method--Data by the Case26
Survey Method--Here, Have a Sample27
Summary--Science and Critical Thinking28
Pseudo-psychologists--Palms, Planets, and Personality29
Psychology in Action: Psychology in the News--Separating Fact from Fiction33
Chapter in Review36
Chapter 2Brain and Behavior40
Neurons--Building a "Biocomputer"41
The Nervous System--Wired for Action45
Research Methods--Charting the Brain's Inner Realms48
The Cerebral Cortex--My, What a Big Brain You Have!51
The Subcortex--At the Core of the (Brain) Matter59
The Endocrine System--Hormones and Behavior62
Chapter in Review70
Chapler 3Human Development74
Heredity and Environment--The Nurture of Nature75
The Newborn Baby--The Basic Model Comes with Options81
Social Development--Baby, I'm Stuck on You86
Maternal and Paternal Influences--Life with Mom and Dad89
Language Development--Fast-Talking Babies93
Cognitive Development--How Do Children Learn to Think?96
The Story of a Lifetime--Rocky Road or Garden Path?102
Chapter in Review110
Chapler 4Sensation and Perception114
Sensory Systems--What You See Is What You Get115
Vision--Catching Some Rays116
Hearing--Good Vibrations124
Smell and Taste--The Nose Knows When the Tongue Can't Tell126
The Somesthetic Senses--Flying by the Seat of Your Pants129
Adaptation, Attention, and Gating--Tuning In and Tuning Out132
Perceptual Constancies--Taming an Unruly World134
Perceptual Grouping--Getting It All Together136
Depth Perception--What If the World Were Flat?139
Perception and Objectivity--Believing Is Seeing144
Extrasensory Perception--Do You Believe in Magic?150
Chapter in Review158
Chapler 5States of Consciousness162
States of Consciousness--The Many Faces of Awareness163
Sleep--A Nice Place to Visit163
Stages of Sleep--The Nightly Roller-Coaster Ride166
Sleep Disturbances--Showing Nightly: Sleep Wars!169
Dreams--A Separate Reality?172
Hypnosis--Look into My Eyes175
Meditation--The 20-Minute Vacation178
Drug-Altered Consciousness--The High and Low of It180
Uppers--Amphetamines, Cocaine, Caffeine, Nicotine181
Downers--Sedatives, Tranquilizers, and Alcohol187
Marijuana--What's in the Pot?191
Chapter in Review198
Chapler 6Conditioning and Learning202
What Is Learning--Does Practice Make Perfect?203
Classical Conditioning--Does the Name Pavlov Ring a Bell?204
Principles of Classical Conditioning--Teach Your Little Brother to Salivate206
Classical Conditioning in Humans--An Emotional Topic208
Operant Conditioning--Can Pigeons Play Ping-Pong?210
Operant Reinforcers--What's Your Pleasure?215
Partial Reinforcement--Las Vegas, A Human Skinner Box?220
Stimulus Control--Red Light, Green Light222
Punishment--Putting the Brakes on Behavior224
Cognitive Learning--Beyond Conditioning228
Modeling--Do as I Do, Not as I Say229
Chapter in Review237
Chapter 7Memory241
Stages of Memory--Do You Have a Mind Like a Steel Trap? Or a Sieve?242
Short-Term Memory--Do You Know the Magic Number?244
Long-Term Memory--Where the Past Lives246
Measuring Memory--The Answer Is on the Tip of My Tongue250
Exceptional Memory--Wizards of Recall253
Forgetting--Why We, Uh, Let's See; Why We, Uh...Forget!256
Memory Formation--Some "Shocking" Findings263
Improving Memory--Keys to the Memory Bank265
Chapter in Review272
Chapter 8Cognition, Intelligence, and Creativity276
What Is Thinking?--It's All in Your Head!277
Mental Imagery--Does a Frog Have Lips?278
Concepts--I'm Positive, It's a Whatchamacallit280
Language--Don't Leave Home without It281
Problem Solving--Getting an Answer in Sight286
Artificial Intelligence--I Compute, Therefore I Am289
Human Intelligence--The IQ and You291
Creative Thinking--Down Roads Less Traveled301
Intuitive Thought--Mental Shortcut? Or Dangerous Detour?304
Chapter in Review311
Chapter 9Motivation and Emotion315
Motivation--Forces that Push and Pull316
Hunger--Pardon Me, That's Just My Hypothalamus Growling318
Primary Motives Revisited--Thirst, Sex, and Pain324
Sexual Behavior--Mapping the Erogenous Zone326
Stimulus Drives--Skydiving, Horror Movies, and the Fun Zone329
Learned Motives--In Pursuit of Excellence333
Motives in Perspective--A View from the Pyramid335
Inside an Emotion--How Do You Feel?338
Physiology and Emotion--Arousal, Sudden Death, and Lying340
Expressing Emotions--Making Faces and Talking Bodies343
Theories of Emotion--Several Ways to Fear a Bear345
Chapter in Review354
Chapter 10Personality358
The Psychology of Personality--Do You Have Personality?359
The Trait Approach--Describe Yourself in 18,000 Words or Less362
Psychoanalytic Theory--Id Came to Me in a Dream368
Learning Theories of Personality--Habit I Seen You Before?372
Androgyny--Are You Masculine, Feminine, or Androgynous?376
Humanistic Theory--Peak Experiences and Personal Growth378
Personality Theories--Overview and Comparison382
Personality Assessment--Psychological Yardsticks382
Projective Tests of Personality--Inkblots and Hidden Plots387
Sudden Murderers--A Research Example389
Chapter in Review394
Chapter 11Health, Stress, and Coping398
Health Psychology--Here's to Your Good Health399
STDs and Safer Sex--Risk and Responsibility402
Health and Wellness--Job Number One404
Stress--Thrill or Threat?405
Frustration--Blind Alleys and Lead Balloons408
Conflict--Yes, No, Yes, No, Yes, No, Well, Maybe410
Psychological Defense--Mental Karate?412
Learned Helplessness--Is There Hope?415
Stress and Health--Unmasking a Hidden Killer418
Chapter in Review432
Chapter 12Psychological Disorders436
Normality--What Is Normal?437
Classifying Mental Disorders--Problems by the Book439
Personality Disorders--Blueprints for Maladjustment444
Anxiety-Based Disorders--When Anxiety Rules446
Anxiety and Disorder--Four Pathways to Trouble451
Psychotic Disorders--Life in the Shadow of Madness453
Delusional Disorders--An Enemy Behind Every Tree456
Schizophrenia--Shattered Reality456
Mood Disorders--Peaks and Valleys463
Mental Hospitalization--Treating Major Mental Disorders466
Chapter in Review472
Chapter 13Therapies476
Psychotherapy--Getting Better by the Hour477
Origins of Therapy--Bored Skulls and Hysteria on the Couch478
Psychoanalysis--Expedition into the Unconscious479
Humanistic Therapies--Restoring Human Potential481
Psychotherapy at a Distance--Psych Jockeys and Cybertherapy483
Behavior Therapy--Healing by Learning485
Operant Therapies--All the World Is a Skinner Box?490
Cognitive Therapy--Think Positive!492
Group Therapy--People Who Need People494
Psychotherapy--An Overview496
Medical Therapies--Psychiatric Care499
Chapter in Review510
Chapter 14Social Behavior514
Affiliation and Attraction--Come Together515
Loving and Liking--Dating, Rating, Mating518
Life in Groups--People, People, Everywhere520
Social Influence--Follow the Leader522
Obedience--Would You Electrocute a Stranger?525
Compliance--A Foot in the Door528
Attitudes--Doomsday for the Seekers531
Attitude Change--Why the "Seekers" Went Public533
Forced Attitude Change--Brainwashing and Cults535
Prejudice--Attitudes that Injure538
Intergroup Conflict--The Roots of Prejudice539
Aggression--The World's Most Dangerous Animal543
Prosocial Behavior--Helping Others547
Chapter in Review553
Psychologist's Journal: Statistics from "Heads" to "Tails"1
Descriptive Statistics2
The Normal Curve5
Inferential Statistics6
Index of Names1
Subject Index1

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