Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

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Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution—and the authors' excitement about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618185504
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Series: New 1st Editions in Psychology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Mind: The Discipline of Psychology. 2. The Measure of Mind: Methods of Psychology. 3. The Evolving Mind: Nature and Nurture Intertwined. 4. The Biological Mind: The Brain and Nervous System. 5. Perceiving Minds: Sensation and Perception. 6. The Aware Mind: Elements of Consciousness. 7. The Feeling Mind: Motivation and Emotion. 8. The Adaptive Mind: Learning. 9. Knowing Minds: Memory. 10. Thinking Minds: Cognition, Language, and Intelligence. 11. Developing Minds: Lifespan Development. 12. Individual Minds: Personality and the Self. 13. Connected Minds: Social Psychology. 14. Troubled Minds: Psychological Disorders. 15. Healing Troubled Minds: Therapy. 16. Healthy Minds: Stress and Coping, Health Psychology, and Positive Psychology.

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