9780073370200

Essentials of Understanding Psychology

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    9780073370200

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    0073370207

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/24/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Students First.Bob Feldman'sEssentials of Understanding Psychologyguides students through Introductory Psychology concepts in an accessible manner, bringing comprehension of difficult material into the grasp of all students because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. The thoroughly revised Eighth Edition integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives, including a new Neuroscience and Life feature, alerts to key topics, and study skills for specific concepts. This text 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

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology

MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work

MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future

MODULE 3 Research in Psychology

MODULE 4 Research Challenges: Exploring the Process

CHAPTER 2 Neuroscience and Behavior

MODULE 5 Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior

MODULE 6 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body

MODULE 7 The Brain

CHAPTER 3 Sensation and Perception

MODULE 8 Sensing the World Around Us

MODULE 9 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye

MODULE 10 Hearing and the Other Senses

MODULE 11 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World

CHAPTER 4 States of Consciousness

MODULE 12 Sleep and Dreams

MODULE 13 Hypnosis and Meditation

MODULE 14 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

CHAPTER 5 Learning

MODULE 15 Classical Conditioning

MODULE 16 Operant Conditioning

MODULE 17 Cognitive Approaches to Learning

CHAPTER 6 Memory

MODULE 18 The Foundations of Memory

MODULE 19 Recalling Long-Term Memories

MODULE 20 Forgetting: When Memory Fails

CHAPTER 7 Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

MODULE 21 Thinking and Reasoning

MODULE 22 Language

MODULE 23 Intelligence

CHAPTER 8 Motivation and Emotion

MODULE 24 Explaining Motivation

MODULE 25 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring

MODULE 26 Understanding Emotional Experiences

CHAPTER 9 Development

MODULE 27 Nature and Nurture and Prenatal Development

MODULE 28 Infancy and Childhood

MODULE 29 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult

MODULE 30 Adulthood

CHAPTER 10 Personality

MODULE 31 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 32 Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality

MODULE 33 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive

CHAPTER 11 Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being

MODULE 34 Stress and Coping

MODULE 35 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being

MODULE 36 Promoting Health and Wellness

CHAPTER 12 Psychological Disorders

MODULE 37 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction

MODULE 38 The Major Psychological Disorders

MODULE 39 Psychological Disorders in Perspective

CHAPTER 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders

MODULE 40 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment

MODULE 41 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment

MODULE 42 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

CHAPTER 14 Social Psychology

MODULE 43 Attitudes and Social Cognition

MODULE 44 Social Influence

MODULE 45 Prejudice and Discrimination

MODULE 46 Positive and Negative Social Behavior

Glossary G-1

References R-1

Credits C-1

Name Index I-1

Subject Index I-15

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