Foundation of Psychology as a Scientific Discipline

Foundation of Psychology as a Scientific Discipline

by Steven G Carley


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Foundation of Psychology as a Scientific Discipline by Steven G Carley

It seems as if most of behavioral science students and researchers seem to be partial to general psychology. Most of us possess of a psychology background making understanding of the study of behavior and mind more simple. Still, evil satanic three headed dog warriors seem to drive psychology into our brains in the application of the complex task of gaining expertise within the domain. The results are rather messy. Our weapon in understanding psychology is the computer permitting us to circumvent the difficulty of any lack of understanding. The computer to a three-headed dog satanic warrior possesses a similar effect of catnip on the cat. This effect is a ceaseless dribble and purring creature rubbing its head along the ground. The downside of the computer is one can make an idiot of him or herself should they not possess an adequate understanding. Despite this the computer can be a tool of utility within the psychology chest.
The aim of my book is to create a balance among practice and theory. The goal is to make of utility the computer as a teaching implement for psychological concepts in the hope you can establish a greater knowledge of practice and theory. Many books, it seems attempt to establish an impression of the right and wrong way of viewing psychology. Although recommendations which are within the limits of the senseless destruction of rain forests, the hope is to provide background in the theoretical concept of psychology permitting you to create decisions about how to best view the domain.
A 2nd aim of the book is to create the only psychology book you'll ever need. It is my hope that my book can be your friend during your 1st year at the university level carrying through to your professorship. The book is very much no nonsense, like me, with the first 3 chapters covering self-psychology, social psychology, and biological psychology. This is followed by chapters on motivation and historical figures within the domain. The next 3 chapters discuss mathematical computation and the human brain and nutrition. Chapters 9, 10, and 11 discuss operant and classical conditioning along with aspects of race and case studies involving Schiavo, O'Brien, and Gage. Chapter 12 and 13 cover relationships and stress with 14 and 15 discussing learning/memory along with dreams. The book closes out with three chapters involving sexuality with the final two chapters involving physiological disorders and mental illness. Within each chapter should be something for all.
The most important and final aim is making the process of learning fun, despite the content being of mostly serious subject matter. To be honest, it is difficult to credit my academic ability to others such as family. This being a testimony of me being as far as I know the first college graduate, at least for a while. I guess I may thank teachers along the way if anyone. Many of the book's examples, the inspiration as the craziness of the real world are a reflection of topics the average student should be aware exists within the domain. My book is not an attempt of undermining the seriousness of science as you will notice on gazing through some of the content. Perhaps I could have added a joke or a humorous picture here or there, yet in light of some of the subject matter, the decision is to remain more focused on the subject matter and less on showcasing the author's personality.
I am sure previous editions of this book to not meet the aim. This is the book initiating my collection of literature, yet one of the last in which I take the personal time to reach the aim of the book. If anyone should feel the necessity to email me and tell me how wonderful I am, you are more than welcome to do so: or There are no threats of me ruining the hard work of my previous editions with the creation of this final version, hopefully final version. The previous versions, I promise are subpar to my standards and aim of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692286395
Publisher: SGC Production/Steven Carley
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Steven grows-up in a small town in Boston, Massachusetts playing with other children in his neighborhood. Steven leads a mostly quiet life spending much of his time devoted to his studies. Steven views himself more as a curious person than as a genius. He was born on July 13, 1975, his father was a machinist and mother Beverly was daughter to a machinist. Steven liked running and climbing but most of all he liked collecting, match box cars, baseball cards, muscle men figures, and pretty much anything else he could get his hands on. Steven grows-up with his two sisters who as mentioned earlier lead a relatively quiet life. Steven at times rebels at home by sneaking out of the house at night to join in the endeavors of locals in the neighborhood. Steven succeeds within University of Phoenix receiving a Bachelor of Science degree graduating with honors. During this time Steven authors four works pertaining to his area of study and another on the secrets to self-publishing. Steven has written eight total in print books. He may be most known for his collection of 90+ eBooks and over 170 eBook publications. This is where most of Steven's authority in writing resides. Through his intense study and writing routine he has become an SME in various domains. Steven is currently an affiliate member of each the American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He is currently continuing his studies within a terminal master's degree IO psychology program at SNHU.

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