9780534539993

Introduction To Psychology W/Infotrac, Paper Ed

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534539993

  • ISBN10:

    0534539998

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/10/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

In this low cost THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of James Kalat's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, you'll find yourself questioning the major theories and concerns of psychology and asking yourself, How was this conclusion reached? Does the evidence really support it? Kalat challenges your preconceptions about psychology to help you become a more informed consumer of information not only during your college experience but, also as you venture into your post-college life. With his humorous writing style and hands-on "Try It Yourself" exercises, Kalat puts you at ease and gets you involved with even with what your are studying. The book's companion CD-ROM includes a gateway to 22 online "Try It Yourself" exercises, as well as video exercises that will help you master the material.

Table of Contents

1. WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? The Goals of Psychologists
Psychology Then and Now
2. SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Scientific Evaluation of Evidence
Conducting Psychological Research
Measuring and Analyzing Results
3. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Genes and Behavior
The Nervous System and Behavior
4. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
Vision
The Nonvisual Senses
Interpreting Sensory Stimuli
5. STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis
Drugs and Their Effects
6. LEARNING
Behaviorism
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Other Kinds of Learning
7. MEMORY
Types of Memory
Improving Memory
Memory Loss
Memory as Reconstruction
8. COGNITION AND LANGUAGE
Thinking and Mental Processes
Expertise, Problem Solving, and Error
Language
9. INTELLIGENCE AND ITS MEASUREMENT
Intelligence and Intelligence Tests
Evaluating Intelligence Tests
10. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Studying Early Development
The Development of Thinking and Reasoning
Social and Emotional Development
The Effects of Temperament, Family, Gender, and Cultural
11. MOTIVATION
General Principles of Motivation
Hunger Motivation
Sexual Motivation
Achievement Motivation
12. EMOTIONS, HEALTH, AND STRESS
Emotional Behaviors
Anger and Violence
Health Psychology
Coping with Stress
13. PERSONALITY
Personality Theories
Personality Traits
Personality Assessment
14. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Attitudes and Changing Attitudes
Social Perception and Cognition
Interpersonal Attraction
Interpersonal Influence
The Power of the Social Situation
15. ABNORMALITY, THERAPY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Psychotherapy
Social and Legal Issues in the Treatment of People with Disorders
16. SPECIFIC DISORDERS AND TREATMENTS
Anxiety and Avoidance Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia

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