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Invitation to Psychology

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4th
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9780131750630

ISBN10:
0131750631
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Through lively writing and stimulating examples, authors Wade and Tavris invite readers to actively explore the field of psychology and the fundamentals of critical and scientific thinking.Invitation to Psychologypresents the science of psychology according to six areas of the learner's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health and Your Life.This unique organization engages readers from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Incorporating many active learning and critical thinking features, a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of the psychology of women and men of all culturesreaders will learn much to take with them.For individuals seeking an introduction to psychology.

Table of Contents

What Is Psychology?
The Science of Psychology
What Psychologists Do
Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology
Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts
Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships
The Experiment: Hunting for Causes
Evaluating the Findings
Your Self
Theories of Personality
Psychodynamic Theories of Personality
The Modern Study of Personality
The Genetic Contribution
Environmental Influences on Personality
Cultural Influences on Personality
The Inner Experience
Development over the Life Span
From Conception Through the First Year
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Gender Development
Adolescence
Adulthood
Are Adults Prisoners of Childhood?
Your Body
Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain
The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint
Communication in the Nervous System
Mapping the Brain
A Tour Through the Brain
The Two Hemispheres of the Brain
Two Stubborn Issues in Brain Research
Consciousness: Body Rhythms and Mental States
Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience
The Rhythms of Sleep
Exploring the Dream World
The Riddle of Hypnosis
Consciousness-Altering Drugs
Sensation and Perception
Our Sensational Senses
Vision
Hearing
Other Senses
The Mystery of Pain
Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences
Puzzles of Perception
Your Mind
Thinking and Intelligence
Thought: Using What We Know
Reasoning Rationally
Barriers to Reasoning Rationally
Intelligence
The Origins of Intelligence
Animal Minds
Memory
Reconstructing the Past
Memory and the Power of Suggestion
In Pursuit of Memory
The Three-Box Model of Memory
How We Remember
Why We Forget
Autobiographical Memories
Your Environment
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning in Real Life
Operant Conditioning
Operant Conditioning in Real Life
Learning and the Mind
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
Roles and Rules
Social Influences on Beliefs
Individuals in Groups
Us Versus Them: Group Identity
Group Conflict and Prejudice
Your Mental Health
Psychological Disorders
Defining and Diagnosing Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Schizophrenia
Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders
Kinds of Psychotherapy
Evaluating Psychotherapy
Your Life
Emotion, Stress, and Health
The Nature of Emotion
Emotion and Culture
The Nature of Stress
Stress and Emotion
Emotions, Stress, and Health: How to Cope
The Major Motives of Life: Love, Sex, Food, and Work
The Social Animal: Motives for Love
The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex
The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat
The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve
Motives, Values and Well-Being
Appendix: Statistical Methods
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