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Essentials of Psychology: Exploration and Application (Paperbound Edition),9780534362911

Essentials of Psychology: Exploration and Application (Paperbound Edition)

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0534362915
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Pub. Date:
8/9/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

With each edition, Dr. Coon has found ways to take his text to new standards of relevance, readability, and innovation. And year after year, professors across the country find Coon's text to be the most effective tool available for getting their students enthused about psychology and eager to learn more. The new Eighth Edition is no exception. On every page, you'll see how Coon's fascination with psychology and his delight in his students' curiosity, insights, and interests has helped shape a revision that is remarkable in every way. Every study aid, every boxed "Highlight," and every piece of art has been crafted with the goal of getting students actively engaged and involved with the materialýto give them a book they can experience, not just read. Each chapter includes the latest research and developments in the field of psychology. In this Eighth Edition, Dennis Coon presents psychology in a way students find fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Built into every chapter are a number of features that help students grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the practical problems of everyday life.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying xxxiii
Psychology: The Search for Understanding
1(43)
Exploring Psychology: Pseudo-psychologies-Palms, Planets, and Personality
34(4)
Applications: Psychology in the News-Separating Fact from Fiction
38(6)
The Brain, Biology, and Behavior
44(31)
Exploring Psychology: Charting the Brain's Inner Realms
52(17)
Applications: Handedness-If Your Brain is Right, What's Left?
69(6)
Child Development
75(43)
Exploring Psychology: Infant Cognition-Surprising Babies
104(8)
Applications: Enriching Early Development-A Magic Time of Life
112(6)
From Birth to Death: Life-Span Development
118(39)
Exploring Psychology: Child Abuse-Cycles of Violence
128(22)
Applications: Effective Parenting-Raising Healthy Children
150(7)
Sensation and Reality
157(34)
Exploring Psychology: Hidden Persuaders
161(26)
Applications: Controlling Pain-This Won't Hurt a Bit
187(4)
Perceiving the World
191(35)
Exploring Psychology: Science and the Paranormal
218(2)
Applications: Perception and Objectivity-Believing is Seeing
220(6)
States of Consciousness
226(39)
Exploring Psychology: Dream Worlds
237(20)
Applications: Getting to Sleep/Exploring Your Dreams
257(8)
Conditioning and Learning
265(36)
Exploring Psychology: The Tube as Teacher
294(2)
Applications: Behavioral Self-Management
296(5)
Memory
301(34)
Exploring Psychology: Wizards of Recall
314(15)
Applications: Mnemonics-Memory Magic
329(6)
Cognition, Intelligence, and Creativity
335(42)
Exploring Psychology: Animal Talk - The Animal Language Debate
334(36)
Applications: Better Thinking and Problem Solving
370(7)
Motivation and Emotion
377(39)
Exploring Psychology: Lie Detectors - Do They Lie?
402(10)
Applications: Behavioral Dieting - Fat Chance for a Slim Future
412(4)
Health, Stress, and Coping
416(38)
Exploring Psychology: The College Blues
435(11)
Applications: Stress Management
446(8)
Personality
454(39)
Exploring Psychology: Do We Inherit Personality?
463(25)
Applications: Barriers and Bridges - Understanding Shyness
488(5)
Abnormal Psychology
493(49)
Exploring Psychology: Are the Mentally Ill Prone to Violence?
533(3)
Applications: Suicide - Lives on the Brink
536(6)
Therapies
542(38)
Exploring Psychology: Psych Jockeys and Cybertherapy
551(20)
Applications: Self-Management and Seeking Professional Help
571(9)
Gender and Sexuality
580(35)
Exploring Psychology: Androgyny-Are You Masculine, Feminine, or Androgynous?
588(18)
Applications: Sexual Problems - When Pleasure Fades
606(9)
Social Behavior
615(29)
Exploring Psychology: Forced Attitude Change-Brainwashing and Cults
644(17)
Applications: Assertiveness Training - Standing Up for Your Rights
661
Applied Psychology
Exploring Psychology: Social Traps - The Tragedy of the Commons
17(12)
Applications: Multiculturalism - Living with Diversity
29
Appendix: Statistics
Glossary
References
Subject Index
Name Index
Credits


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