9780072989380

Essentials of Understanding Psychology with PsychInteractive CD-ROM and PowerWeb

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    9780072989380

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    0072989386

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/11/2004
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to Psychology
Psychologists at Work
A Science that 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 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-Social Approaches to Learning
Memory
Encoding, Storage, and Retrieval of Memory
Recalling Long-Term Memories
Forgetting: When Memory Fails
Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Thinking
Language
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Understanding Emotional Experiences
Development
Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Adulthood
Personality
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Other Major Approaches to Personality: In Search of Human Uniqueness
Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Special
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
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
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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