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Principles of Psychology / Edition 1

Principles of Psychology / Edition 1

by Marc Breedlove


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199329366
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 72,586
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

S. Marc Breedlove is the Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University. He has written over 100 scientific articles investigating the role of hormones in shaping the developing and adult nervous system, publishing in journals that include Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Breedlove is also passionate about teaching, both in the classroom, and in the greater community through interviews with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Newsweek, as well as broadcast programs such as All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and Sixty Minutes. After teaching popular Hormones and Behavior and Biological Psychology courses during his 20 years at Berkeley, Breedlove co-authored textbooks on each subject that are still in print today. Having taught Introductory Psychology at Berkeley and at Michigan State University since 2001, he began working on a text that emphasizes a research perspective and overarching concepts while maintaining a reader-friendly writing style. Breedlove is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Principles of Psychology
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1.1 Psychology's Roots
1.2 The Rise of Empiricism
1.3 The Modern Synthesis
1.4 A Preview of the Text: Four Principles of Psychology

Chapter 2 Psychology as a Science
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2.1 What Constitutes A Science?
2.2 How Do We Scientifically Study Behavior?

Chapter 3 The Neuroscience of Behavior
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3.1 The Structure Of The Nervous System: A Microscopic View
3.2 The Nervous System At Work: The Body Electric
3.3 Understanding The Nervous System: Divide and Conquer
3.4 How We Study The Brain

Chapter 4 Genes, Environment, and Behavior
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4.1 Genes at Work
4.2 The Regulation of Genes
4.3 Single Gene Effects on Behavior
4.4 Multiple Gene Effects on Behavior
4.5 The Interaction of Genes and Experience

Chapter 5 Developmental Psychology
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5.1 The Brain
5.2 The Developing Mind
5.3 Adolescence: Developing Identity
5.4 Adulthood and Beyond

Chapter 6 Sensation and Perception
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6.1 The Developing Brain
6.2 Touch and Pain
6.3 Vision
6.4 Hearing
6.5 Taste and Smell

Chapter 7 Consciousness
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7.1 Consciousness
7.2 Sleep and Dreams
7.3 Hypnosis and Meditation
7.4 Psychoactive Drugs

Chapter 8 Learning
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8.1 Predicting the Future
8.2 Rewarding Behavior
8.3 Observational Learning

Chapter 9 Memory
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9.1 The Stages of Memory Formation
9.2 The Vulnerability of Memory
9.3 Different Forms of Memory

Chapter 10 Language and Cognition
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10.1 Language
10.2 Decomposing Mental Processes
10.3 Decision Making and Problem Solving

Chapter 11 Intelligence
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11.1 History and Development of Intelligence Tests
11.2 The Many Facets of Intelligence
11.3 The Controversy over Group Differences in IQ

Chapter 12 Motivation and the Regulation of Behavior
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12.1 Motivation
12.2 Hunger
12.3 Sexual Behavior
12.4 Social Motivation

Chapter 13 Emotions, Stress, and Health
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13.1 Emotions
13.2 Stress and Health

Chapter 14 Personality
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14.1 The Quest for Personality
14.2 The Rejection of Personality Types and the Pursuit of Traits
14.3 Biological Influences on Personality
14.4 Social Influences on Personality

Chapter 15 Social Psychology
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15.1 Social Perception
15.2 Social Influences on Behavior
15.3 Friendship and Romance
15.4 Aggression
15.5 Persuasion and Authority

Chapter 16 Clinical Psychology
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16.1 Modern Classification of Psychological Disorders
16.2 Anxiety Disorders and Depression
16.3 Personality Disorders
16.4 Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

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