9780764134210

Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764134210

  • ISBN10:

    0764134213

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2006
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

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Summary

Updated and expanded, this subject review book takes the form of classroomecture notes, with emphasis on key facts students must know to answer examuestions. Topics summarized are compatible with material in introductorysychology textbooks, and include methods of psychology research,iopsychology, developmental psychology, and much more.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Psychology then and now
1(10)
Defining psychology
2(2)
Psychology before the 20th century
4(2)
Psychoanalysis: The first force in modern psychology
6(1)
Behaviorism: The second force
7(1)
Humanistic psychology: The third force
8(1)
Other approaches and where psychology is today
9(2)
Research methods in psychology
11(16)
Experimental methods in psychology
12(2)
Methodological considerations in experiments
14(2)
Nonexperimental methods in psychology
16(2)
Correlation
18(3)
Psychological research and the real world
21(3)
Ethical considerations in psychological research
24(3)
Physiological psychology and the biology of behavior
27(17)
Neurons and the nervous system
29(2)
The peripheral nervous system
31(2)
The central nervous system (CNS)
33(3)
The cerebral cortex
36(2)
Altering and monitoring CNS functioning
38(3)
Genetics and heredity
41(3)
Sensation and perception
44(14)
Measuring and describing sensations
45(2)
Vision
47(3)
Visual perception
50(3)
Hearing and auditory perception
53(3)
Sensation and perception in the other senses
56(2)
Developmental psychology
58(19)
Life span developmental psychology
59(4)
Heredity and environment in interaction
63(2)
Prenatal development
65(2)
Development during infancy and early childhood
67(3)
Piaget's theory of cognitive development
70(4)
Erikson's psychosocial theory
74(3)
Motivation and emotion
77(13)
Primary and secondary motives
78(2)
Hunger, obesity, and eating disorders
80(3)
Sexual motives
83(2)
Stimulation motives
85(1)
Theories of emotion
86(2)
Stress and adjustment disorders
88(2)
States of consciousness
90(15)
Levels of consciousness
91(2)
Sleep, dreams, and sleep disorders
93(4)
Hypnosis and hypnotic trances
97(2)
Physically addictive drugs
99(4)
Psychedelic drugs
103(2)
Conditioning and learning
105(16)
Pavlov and classical conditioning
107(2)
Skinner and operant conditioning
109(2)
Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment
111(3)
Applications and interpretations of conditioning
114(3)
Ethological factors in conditioning and learning
117(2)
Early cognitive approaches to learning
119(2)
Thought, memory, and language
121(15)
Stages and types of memory
123(3)
Remembering and forgetting
126(3)
Problem solving and related processes
129(2)
Structures and functions in language
131(2)
Early language development
133(3)
Intelligence and assessment
136(16)
Defining intelligence
138(2)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) and assessment
140(3)
IQ tests and what they measure
143(3)
The extremes: Mental retardation and giftedness
146(3)
Environmental effects on intelligence
149(3)
Personality and assessment
152(17)
Freud's psychoanalytic theory
154(4)
Defense mechanisms
158(2)
Psychodynamic theories
160(3)
Humanistic psychology
163(2)
Trait theories
165(2)
Personality assessment
167(2)
Abnormal psychology
169(16)
Defining abnormal behavior
171(2)
Explaining abnormal behavior
173(2)
Classifying abnormal behavior
175(2)
Anxiety disorders
177(2)
Dissociative disorders
179(1)
Mood disorders
180(2)
Schizophrenia
182(2)
Personality disorders
184(1)
Approaches to treatment
185(18)
A brief history of treatment
187(2)
Medical/psychiatric treatment approaches
189(3)
Psychodynamic and insight therapies
192(3)
Humanistic therapies
195(2)
Behavior therapies
197(3)
Cognitive therapies
200(3)
Social psychology
203(19)
Beliefs, attitudes, and schemas
205(2)
Impressions and attributions
207(3)
Persuasion and attitude change
210(2)
Conformity, compliance, and obedience
212(3)
Aggression and observational learning
215(3)
Group dynamics and group behavior
218(4)
Glossary 222(5)
Index 227

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