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This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning.
Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the world (social, cultural, and environmental factors) and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.
This briefer version of the authors comprehensive Psychology in Context, 3e combines the introductory chapter with research methods, consciousness with stress/health coverage, and cognition with intelligence for three fewer chapters than the comprehensive Kosslyn/Rosenberg text. It also features end-of-chapter practice tests to aid students in mastering concepts.
Table of Contents
|Yesterday and Today The Science of Psychology|
|Getting to Know You Psychology Then and Now The Research Process|
|How We Find Things Out|
|The Biology of Mind and Behavior|
|The Brain in Action Brain Circuits|
|Making Connections The Nervous System|
|An Orchestra With Many Members Probing the Brain Genes, Brain, and Environment|
|The Brain in the World|
|Sensation and Perception|
|How the World Enters the Mind Vision Hearing Sensing and Perceiving in Other Ways|
|How Experience Changes Us Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Cognitive and Social Learning|
|Living With Yesterday Storing Information|
|Time and Space Are of the Essence Encoding and Retrieving Information From Memory When Memory Goes Wrong - And What to Do About It|
|Language, Thinking, and Intelligence|
|What Humans Do Best Language|
|More Than Meets the Ear Thinking|
|Understanding the World and Guiding Behavior Intelligence|
|Is There More Than One Way To Be Smart? What Makes Us Smart: Nature and Nurture|
|Emotion and Motivation|
|Feeling and Striving Emotion|
|I Feel, Therefore I Am Motivation and Reward|
|Feeling Good Hunger and Sex|
|Two Important Motivations|
|Vive la Difference! What is Personality?|
|The Personality Organ The Person|
|Beliefs and Behaviors The World|
|Social Influences on Personality|
|Psychology Over the Life Span|
|Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser In the Beginning|
|From Conception to Birth Infancy and Childhood|
|Taking Off Adolescence|
|Between Two Worlds Adulthood and Aging|
|The Continuously Changing Self|
|Stress, Health, and Coping|
|Dealing With Life What is Stress?|
|Stress, Disease, and Health Strategies for Coping|
|More Than Everyday Problems|
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