9780534597870

Essentials of Psychology : Exploration and Application

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534597870

  • ISBN10:

    0534597874

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/2/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This new edition of ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY is the medium-sized text in a three-book set authored by Dennis Coon. The hallmark of all Dennis Coon's books is the pioneering use of the SQ3R (now SQ4R) learning system. SQ4R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Relate, and Review. His was the first text to embed this well respected learning system within a textbook. It is written with a student-friendly voice and is accompanied by a full complement of print and electronic ancillaries. This edition also features refinement of the pedagogy by expanding the Knowledge Builder sections of every chapter to incorporate a built in study guide for students. This text covers the basic set of topics commonly taught in the introductory course while also including a second Development chapter (Chapter 4), a separate chapter on Gender and Sexuality (Chapter 15), and a concluding chapter on significant Applications (Chapter 17).

Table of Contents

Introduction The Psychology of Studying 1(10)
Psychology: The Search for Understanding
11(38)
Exploring Psychology: Pseudo-psychologies---Palms, Planets, and Personality
42(3)
Psychology in Action: Psychology in the News---Separating Fact from Fiction
45(4)
Brain and Behavior
49(31)
Exploring Psychology: Research Methods---Charting the Brain's Inner Realms
57(18)
Psychology in Action: Handedness---If Your Brain Is Right, What's Left?
75(5)
Child Development
80(37)
Exploring Psychology: Ethnic Differences in Child-Rearing---Four Flavors of Parenting
100(12)
Psychology in Action: Effective Parenting---Raising Healthy Children
112(5)
From Birth to Death: Life-Span Development
117(34)
Exploring Psychology: Child Abuse---Cycles of Violence
126(20)
Psychology in Action: Well-being and Happiness---What Makes a Good Life?
146(5)
Sensation and Perception
151(46)
Exploring Psychology: Science and the Paranormal
189(2)
Psychology in Action: Becoming a Better Eyewitness to Life
191(6)
States of Consciousness
197(39)
Exploring Psychology: Dream Worlds
209(21)
Psychology in Action: Exploring and Using Dreams
230(6)
Conditioning and Learning
236(35)
Exploring Psychology: The Tube as Teacher
263(2)
Psychology in Action: Behavioral Self-Management
265(6)
Memory
271(32)
Exploring Psychology: Wizards of Recall
283(15)
Psychology in Action: Mnemonics---Memory Magic
298(5)
Cognition, Intelligence, and Creativity
303(37)
Exploring Psychology: Animal Talk---The Animal Language Debate
311(23)
Psychology in Action: Enhancing Creativity---Brainstorms
334(6)
Motivation and Emotion
340(35)
Exploring Psychology: Lie Detectors---Do They Lie?
363(8)
Psychology in Action: Emotional Intelligence---The Fine Art of Self-control
371(4)
Personality
375(35)
Exploring Psychology: Do We Inherit Personality?
384(21)
Psychology in Action: Barriers and Bridges---Understanding Shyness
405(5)
Health, Stress, and Coping
410(34)
Exploring Psychology: September 11 and Traumatic Stress
419(18)
Psychology in Action: Stress Management
437(7)
Psychological Disorders
444(39)
Exploring Psychology: Are the Mentally Ill Prone to Violence?
467(9)
Psychology in Action: Suicide---Lives on the Brink
476(7)
Therapies
483(34)
Exploring Psychology: Therapy at a Distance---Psych Jockeys and Cybertherapy
489(21)
Psychology in Action: Self-Management and Finding Professional Help
510(7)
Gender and Sexuality
517(34)
Exploring Psychology: Androgyny---Are You Masculine, Feminine, or Androgynous?
524(20)
Psychology in Action: Sexual Problems---When Pleasure Fades
544(7)
Social Behavior
551(42)
Exploring Psychology: Forced Attitude Change---Brainwashing and Cults
574(14)
Psychology in Action: Multiculturalism---Living with Diversity
588(5)
Applied Psychology
593(19)
Exploring Psychology: Social Traps---The Tragedy of the Commons
612(7)
Psychology in Action: Space Psychology---Life on the High Frontier
619
Appendix Behavioral Statistics 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
References 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Name Index 1(13)
Subject Index 14

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