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Experience Psychology

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780073405476

ISBN10:
0073405477
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/5/2009
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

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
Neurons
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
Other Senses
States of Consciousness
The Nature of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Psychoactive Drugs
Hypnosis
Meditation
Learning
Types of Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Observational Learning
Cognitive Factors in Learning
Biological, Cultural, and Psychological Factors in Learning
Memory
The Nature of Memory
Memory Encoding
Memory Storage
Memory Retrieval
Forgetting
Tips from the Science of Memory, for Studying and for Life
Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
The Cognitive Revolution in Psychology
Thinking
Intelligence
Language
Human Development
Exploring Human Development
Child Development
Adolescence
Emerging Adulthood, Adult Development, and Aging
Motivation
Theories of Motivation
Hunger and Sex
Beyond Hunger and Sex: Approaches to Motivation in Everyday Life
Emotion
Motivation and Emotion: The Pursuit of Happiness
Personality
Psychodynamic Perspectives
Humanistic Perspectives
Trait Perspectives
Personological and Life Story Perspectives
Social Cognitive Perspectives
Biological Perspectives
Personality Assessment
Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Social Behavior
Social Influence
Intergroup Relations
Close Relationships
Psychological Disorders
Defining and Explaining Abnormal Behavior
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders
Combating Stigma
Therapies
Biological Therapies
Psychotherapy
Sociocultural Approaches and Issues in Treatment
The Effectiveness of Psycho therapy
Health Psychology
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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