9780073382807

Essentials of Understanding Psychology

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    9780073382807

  • ISBN10:

    0073382809

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/4/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Your students are individuals. Do your teaching materials treat them that way? Feldman'sEssentials of Understanding Psychologydoes. From an adaptive diagnostic tool that provides a GPS for learning to a reader-friendly modular organization, Feldman ensures that every student gains a better understanding of psychology. Its new groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic tool generates a personalized study plan to help students "know what they know" while guiding them to understand and learn what they don't know through engaging interactivities, exercises, and readings. The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition continues with Bob Feldman's accessible pedagogy, hallmark research, and focus on diversity in a flexible modules-within-chapters format.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Psychology
Psychologists at Work
A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Research in Psychology
Research Challenges: Exploring the Process
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
The Brain
Sensation and Perception
Sensing the World Around Us
Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Hearing and the Other Senses
Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World
States of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis and Meditation
Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Approaches to Learning
Memory
The Foundations of Memory
Recalling Long-Term Memories
Forgetting: When Memory Fails
Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Thinking and Reasoning
Language
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Understanding Emotional Experiences
Development
Nature and Nurture and Prenatal Development
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Adulthood
Personality
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
Stress and Coping
Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
Promoting Health and Wellness
Psychological Disorders
Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
The Major Psychological Disorders
Psychological Disorders in Perspective
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
Social Psychology
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Social Influence
Prejudice and Discrimination
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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