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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. Comes automatically with MyPsychLab, a robust online assessment resource which allows instructors to assess student progress and adapt course content to meet the needs of their class. MyPsychLab allows students to diagnose their progress and provides them with a variety of customizable resources to assist with their mastery of course concepts
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|
|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|
|Are Adults Prisoners of Childhood?|
|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|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Our Sensational Senses|
|The Mystery of Pain|
|Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences|
|Puzzles of Perception|
|Thinking and Intelligence|
|Thought: Using What We Know|
|Barriers to Reasoning Rationally|
|The Origins of Intelligence|
|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|
|Classical Conditioning in Real Life|
|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|
|Defining and Diagnosing Disorder|
|Drug Abuse and Addiction|
|Dissociative Identity Disorder|
|Approaches to Treatment and Therapy|
|Biological Treatments for Mental Disord|
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