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Psychology: A Modular Approach to Mind and Behavior, 10th Edition / Edition 10

Psychology: A Modular Approach to Mind and Behavior, 10th Edition / Edition 10

by Dennis Coon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534605933
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/15/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 840
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dennis Coon is a publishing phenomenon and one of the best-selling authors in the field of psychology. His innovative instructional methods and student-focused style make his works perennial favorites among instructors and students alike. To date, more than two million students have learned psychology with a Coon text as their guide. Coon graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his PhD in social psychology from the University of Arizona. He is also co-author, with John O. Mitterer, of PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING, ELEVENTH EDITION (Wadsworth, 2009) and PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY, THIRD EDITION (Wadsworth, 2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying. 1.INTRODUCING PSYCHOLOGY AND RESEARCH METHODS. Module 1.1 The Science of Psychology. Module 1.2 History and Major Perspectives. Module 1.3 Psychologists and their Specialties. Module 1.4 Research Methods, Naturalistic Observation and Correlation. Module 1.5 The Psychology Experiment. Module 1.6 Clinical and Survey Methods, Critical Thinking. 2. BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR. Module 2.1 Neurons, the Nervous System, and Brain Research. Module 2.2 Cerebral Cortex and Lobes of the Brain. Module 2.3 Subcortex and Endocrine System. 3. CHILD DEVELOPMENT. Module 3.1 Heredity and Environment. Module 3.2 The Neonate and Early Maturation. Module 3.3 Social Development. Module 3.4 Parental Influences. Module 3.5 Language Development. Module 3.6 Cognitive Development. 4. FROM BIRTH TO DEATH: LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT. Module 4.1 The Life Cycle. Module 4.2 Problems of Childhood. Module 4.3 Adolescence and Moral Development. Module 4.4 Adulthood and Aging. Module 4.5 Death and Dying. 5. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION. Module 5.1 Sensory Systems and Vision. Module 5.2 Hearing, Smell, and Taste. Module 5.3 Somesthetic Senses, Adaptation, Attention, and Gating. Module 5.4 Perceptual Constancies and Perceptual Organization. Module 5.5 Depth Perception. Module 5.6 Perception and Objectivity. Module 5.7 Extrasensory Perception. 6. STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS. Module 6.1 Altered States and Sleep. Module 6.2 Sleep Disturbances and Dreaming. Module 6.3 Hypnosis, Meditation, and Sensory Deprivation. Module 6.4 Psychoactive Drugs. 7. CONDITIONING AND LEARNING. Module 7.1 Learning and Classical Conditioning. Module 7.2 Operant Conditioning. Module 7.3 Partial Reinforcement and Stimulus Control. Module 7.4 Punishment. Module 7.5 Cognitive Learning and Imitation. 8. MEMORY. Module 8.1 Memory Systems. Module 8.2 Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory. Module 8.3 Measuring Memory and Exceptional Memory. Module 8.4 Forgetting. Module 8.5 Improving Memory. 9. COGNITION, INTELLIGENCE, AND CREATIVITY. Module 9.1 Imagery, Concepts, and Language. Module 9.2 Problem Solving and Artificial Intelligence. Module 9.3 Intelligence. Module 9.4 Creative Thinking and Intuition. 10. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. Module 10.1 Overview of Motivation. Module 10.2 Hunger, Thirst, Pain, and Sex. Module 10.3 Arousal, Achievement, and Growth. Module 10.4 Emotion and Physiological Arousal. Module 10.5 Emotional Expression and Theories of Emotion. 11. PERSONALITY. Module 11.1 Overview of Personality, Trait Theories. Module 11.2 Psychoanalytic Theory. Module 11.3 Behavioral and Social Learning Theories. Module 11.4 Humanistic Theories. Module 11.5 Personality Assessment. 12. HEALTH, STRESS, AND COPING. Module 12.1 Health Psychology. Module 12.2 Stress, Frustration, and Conflict. Module 12.3 Defenses, Helplessness, and Depression. Module 12.4 Stress and Health. 13. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. Module 13.1 Normality, Psychopathology, and Personality Disorders. Module 13.2 Anxiety-Based Disorders. Module 13.3 Psychosis, Delusional Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Module 13.4 Mood Disorders. 14. THERAPIES. Module 14.1 Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Module 14.2 Insight Therapies. Module 14.3 Behavior Therapy. Module 14.4 Operant Therapies and Cognitive Therapies. Module 14.5 Group Therapies, Helping Skills, and Medical Therapies. 15. GENDER AND SEXUALITY. Module 15.1 Sex, Gender, and Androgyny. Module 15.2 Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation. Module 15.3 Sexual Response, Attitudes, and Behavior. 16. SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. Module 16.1 Affiliation, Friendship, and Love. Module 16.2 Groups, Social Influence, and Social Conformity. Module 16.3 Obedience and Compliance. Module 16.4 Attitudes and Persuasion. Module 16.5 Prejudice and Intergroup Conflict. Module 16.6 Aggression and Prosocial Behavior. 17. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. Module 17.1 Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Module 17.2 Environmental Psychology. Module 17.3 The Psychology of Law and Sports. Appendix: Statistics. Module A.1 Descriptive Statistics. Module A.2 Inferential Statistics. Module A.3 Correlation.

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