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Why things go right.Essentials of Psychology: An Appreciative Viewprovides a balanced consideration of functioning behavior as well as dysfunction and a view of psychology as an integrated whole. This brief introduction to psychology also offers additional exercises to foster critical thinking skills and recurring emphases on how psychology applies to students' health and wellness as well as future occupations.
Table of Contents
|The Science of Psychology|
|Defining Psychology and Exploring its Roots|
|Contemporary Approaches to Psychology|
|Psychology's Scientific Method|
|Types of Psychological Research|
|Research Samples and Settings|
|Conducting Ethical Research|
|Learning About Psychology Means Learning About You|
|The Brain and Behavior|
|The Nervous System|
|Structures of the Brain and Their Functions|
|The Endocrine System|
|Brain Damage, Plasticity, and Repair|
|Genetics and Behavior|
|Sensation and Perception|
|How We Sense and Perceive the World|
|The Visual System|
|The Auditory System|
|States of Consciousness|
|The Nature of Consciousness|
|Sleep and Dreams|
|Types of Learning|
|Cognitive Factors in Learning|
|Biological, Cultural, and Psychological Factors in Learning|
|The Nature of Memory|
|Tips from the Science of Memory, for Studying and for Life|
|Thinking, Intelligence, and Language|
|The Cognitive Revolution in Psychology|
|Exploring Human Development|
|Emerging Adulthood, Adult Development, and Aging|
|Theories of Motivation|
|Hunger and Sex|
|Beyond Hunger and Sex: Approaches to Motivation in Everyday Life|
|Motivation and Emotion: The Pursuit of Happiness|
|Personological and Life Story Perspectives|
|Social Cognitive Perspectives|
|Defining and Explaining Abnormal Behavior|
|Sociocultural Approaches and Issues in Treatment|
|The Effectiveness of Psycho therapy|
|Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine|
|Making Positive Life Changes|
|Resources for Effective Life Change|
|Toward a Healthier Mind (and Body): Controlling Stress|
|Toward a Healthier Body (and Mind): Behaving as If Your Life Depends upon It|
|Psychology and Your Good Life|
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