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Students First. Essentials of Understanding Psychology is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students: informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, draws students into the field and stimulates their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Psychology Module|
|Psychologists at Work Module|
|A Science that Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future Module|
|Research in Psychology Module|
|Research Challenges: Exploring the Process|
|Neuroscience and Behavior Module|
|Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior Module|
|The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body Module|
|Sensation and Perception Module|
|Sensing the World Around Us Module|
|Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye Module|
|Hearing and Other Senses Module|
|Perceptual Organization: Constructing our View of the World|
|States of Consciousness Module|
|Sleep and Dreams Module|
|Hypnosis and Meditation Module|
|Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness|
|Classical Conditioning Module|
|Operant Conditioning Module|
|Cognitive-Social Approaches to Learning|
|The Foundations of Memory Module|
|Recalling Long-Term Memories Module|
|Forgetting: When Memory Fails|
|Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Module|
|Motivation and Emotion Module|
|Explaining Motivation Module|
|Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring Module|
|Understanding Emotional Experiences|
|Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development Module|
|Infancy and Childhood Module|
|Adolescence: Becoming an Adult Module|
|Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Module|
|Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Module|
|Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive|
|Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being Module|
|Stress and Coping Module|
|Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being Module|
|Promoting Health and Wellness|
|Psychological Disorders Module|
|Normal versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction Module|
|The Major Psychological Disorders Module|
|Psychological Disorders in Perspective|
|Treatment of Psychological Disorders Module|
|Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment Module|
|Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment Module|
|Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment|
|Social Psychology Module|
|Attitudes and Social Cognition Module|
|Social Influence Module|
|Prejudice and Discrimination Module|
|Positive and Negative Social Behavior|
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