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Current Directions in Introductory Psychology

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780137143504

ISBN10:
0137143508
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/22/2008
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

This new and exciting American Psychological Reader includes timely, cutting-edge articles, giving readers a real-world perspective from a reliable sourceCurrent Directions in Psychological Sciencejournal.This reader includes over 20 articles that have been carefully selected and taken from the very accessibleCurrent Directions in Psychological Sciencejournal. Articles discuss today's most current and pressing issues in introductory psychology and are broken down into these main sections: Scientific Thinking; Nature/Nurture; Consciousness; Individual Differences; and Applications.For psychologists and those interested in psychological science.

Table of Contents

Overview of this Bookp. vii
Developmental Psychologyp. 1
Children's Social and Moral Reasoning About Exclusion. (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 32-36)p. 5
Psychobiological Roots of Early Attachment. (Vol. 15, No. 2, 2006, pp. 84-88)p. 13
Children of the Affluent. Challenges to Well-Being. (Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005, pp. 49-53)p. 21
Siblings' Direct and Indirect Contributions to Child Development. (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 124-126)p. 29
Understanding Popularity in the Peer System. (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 102-105)p. 35
Cognitive Neurosciencep. 43
The Occipital Cortex in the Blind: Lessons About Plasticity and Vision. (Vol. 14, No. 16, 2005, pp. 306-311)p. 47
The Role of Emotion in Decision Making: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective. (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 260-264)p. 56
Beyond Fear: Emotional Memory Mechanisms in the Human Brain. (Vol. 16, No. 4, 2007, pp. 173-177)p. 64
Tend and Befriend: Biobehavioral Bases of Affiliation Under Stress. (Vol. 15, No. 6, 2006, pp. 273-277)p. 73
Memories of Things Unseen. (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 145-147)p. 81
Health Psychology: Body and Brainp. 89
Does Estrogen Protect Against Cognitive Aging in Women? (Vol. 16, No. 5, 2007, pp. 275-279)p. 93
Positive Affect and Health. (Vol. 15, No. 3, 2006, pp. 122-125)p. 101
Depression and Coronary Heart Disease: Complex Synergism of Mind, Body, and Environment. (Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005, pp. 39-43)p. 109
Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being. (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 59-63)p. 117
Clinical Psychology: Investigation and Interpretationp. 125
Depression: The Brain Finally Gets Into the Act. (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 103-106)p. 129
Three Reasons Not to Believe in an Autism Epidemic. (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 55-58)p. 136
Resilience in the Face of Potential Trauma. (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2005, pp. 135-138)p. 143
Does Drinking Promote Risky Sexual Behavior?: A Complex Answer to a Simple Question. (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 19-23)p. 150
Individual Differencesp. 159
Personality as Risk and Resilience in Physical Health. (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 227-231)p. 161
Is Optimism Always Best?: Future Outlooks and Preparedness. (Vol. 15, No. 6, 2006, pp. 302-306)p. 169
Temperament, Development, and Personality. (Vol. 16, No. 4, 2007, pp. 207-212)p. 177
Self-Esteem Development Across the Lifespan. (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2005, pp. 158-162)p. 186
Gender Differences in Depression. (Vol. 10, No. 5, 2001, pp. 173-176)p. 194
Social Psychologyp. 201
Media Violence and Social Neuroscience: New Questions and New Opportunities. (Vol. 16, No. 4, 2007, pp. 178-182)p. 203
Developmental Intergroup Theory: Explaining and Reducing Children's Social Stereotyping and Prejudice. (Vol. 16, No. 3, 2007, pp. 162-166)p. 211
The Automaticity of Social Life. (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 1-4)p. 220
Weapon Bias: Split-Second Decisions and Unintended Stereotyping. (Vol. 15, No. 6, 2006, pp. 287-291)p. 228
The Unrecognized Stereotyping and Discrimination Against Singles. (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 251-254)p. 237
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