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Introduction to Psychology : Exploration and Applications

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780534349660

ISBN10:
0534349668
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/20/1997
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This top-selling book always provides current information and research, examples, and abundant applications. Dennis Coon's writing style and short chapters make the book readable and enjoyable for students. The SQ3R format, a hallmark of the text, provides an active learning method that helps students learn and remember material. For this edition, the text has been reorganized to reduce the number of chapters from 26 to 22.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Psychology of Studying xxxvi
The Search for Understanding
1(26)
Critical Thinking---Uncommon Sense
21(2)
Pseudo-psychologies---Palms, Planets, and Personality
23(4)
Research Methods and Critical Thinking
27(24)
Psychology in the News---Separating Fact from Fiction
43(3)
Research Ethics---Smile, You're on Candid Camera!
46(5)
The Brain, Biology, and Behavior
51(34)
Handedness---If Your Brain Is Right, What's Left?
75(4)
Charting the Brain's Inner Realms
79(6)
Child Development
85(43)
Enriching Early Development---A Magic Time of Life
119(3)
The Brave New World of Genetics and Reproduction
122(6)
From Birth to Death: Life-Span Development
128(40)
Effective Parenting---Raising Healthy Children
158(5)
Approaching Death---New Pathways
163(5)
Sensation and Reality
168(34)
Controlling Pain---This Won't Hurt a Bit
195(2)
Sensation in Space---Adapting to an Alien Environment
197(5)
Perceiving the World
202(34)
Perception and Objectivity---Believing Is Seeing
227(3)
Extrasensory Perception---Do You Believe in Magic?
230(6)
States of Consciousness
236(40)
Exploring and Using Your Dreams
268(4)
Drug Abuse---Many Questions, Few Answers
272(4)
Conditioning and Learning
276(38)
Behavioral Self-Management
306(3)
Biological Constraints on Learning---Snakes, Spiders, and the Reluctant Raccoon
309(5)
Memory
314(33)
Mnemonics---Memory Magic
339(3)
The Recovered-Memory/False-Memory Debate
342(5)
Cognition and Creativity
347(33)
Better Thinking and Problem Solving
371(4)
Animal Intelligence
375(5)
Intelligence
380(26)
How Intelligent Are Intelligence Tests?
398(3)
The Larry P. Case---``Six-Hour Retardates''
401(5)
Motivation and Emotion
406(43)
Behavioral Dieting---Fat Chance for a Slim Future
442(2)
Love---Stalking an Elusive Emotion
444(5)
Health, Stress, and Coping
449(36)
Stress Management
476(5)
Meditation---The 20-Minute Vacation
481(4)
Gender and Sexuality
485(33)
Sexual Problems---When Pleasure Fades
509(6)
Touching---Does It Always Have Sexual Implications?
515(3)
Personality
518(39)
Barriers and Bridges---Understanding Shyness
551(2)
Self-Monitoring---Which Me Do You See?
553(4)
Abnormal Behavior: Deviance and Disorder
557(27)
Psychiatric Labeling---On Being Sane in Insane Places
579(2)
Psychology and the Law---The ``Twinkie Defense''
581(3)
Major Mental Disorders
584(28)
Suicide---Lives on the Brink
605(3)
Who Is ``Crazy'' and What Should Be Done about It?
608(4)
Therapies
612(35)
Self-Management and Seeking Professional Help
637(6)
Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy
643(4)
Social Behavior
647(29)
Assertiveness Training---Standing Up for Your Rights
671(2)
Social Traps---The Tragedy of the Commons
673(3)
Attitudes, Culture, and Human Relations
676(30)
Multiculturalism---Living with Diversity
700(2)
Sociobiology---Do Genes Guide Social Behavior?
702(4)
Applied Psychology
706
Improving Communication at Work
727
Space Psychology---Life on the High Frontier
729
Appendix A: Statistics
Appendix B: Using Electronic Media in Psychology
Glossary
References
Index
Credits


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