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More than any other psychology textbook, Don and Sandra Hockenbury'sPsychologyrelates the science of psychology to the lives of the wide range of students taking the introductory course. NowPsychologyreturns in a remarkable new edition that shows just how well-attuned the Hockenburys are to the needs of today's students and instructors.Psychologybegan with a basic idea: combine scientific authority with a narrative that engages students and relates to their lives. From decades of experience teaching, the Hockenburys created a book filled with cutting-edge science and real-life stories that draw students of all kinds into the course.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Research
Prologue: Miracle Magnets?
Introduction: The Origins of Psychology Contemporary
Psychology Culture and Human Behavior
What Is Cross-Cultural Psychology
The Scientific Method Critical Thinking
What Is Critical Thinking?
Descriptive Research Methods Science Versus Pseudoscience
What Is a Pseudoscience?
The Experimental Method Focus on Neuroscience
Psychological Research Using Brain
Imaging Ethics in Psychological Research
In Focus
Questions About the Use of Animals in Psychological Research
Closing Thoughts Application
Psychology in the Media
Becoming an Informed Consumer
Neuroscience and Behavior
Asha’s Story
Neuroscience and Behavior
The Neuron
The Basic Unit of Communication
The Nervous System and the Endocrine
Communication Throughout the Body
A Guided Tour of the Brain Focus on Neuroscience
Is Runner’s High an Endorphine Rush?
Science Versus Pseudoscience
The Bumpy Road to Scientific Progress Focus on Neuroscience
Juggling and Brain Plasticity
In Focus
The Curious Case of Phineas
Gage Specialization in the Cerebral Hemispheres Critical Thinking
"His" and "Her" Brains Science Versus Pseudoscience
Brain Myths Closing Thoughts Application
Pumping Neurons
Maximizing Your Brain’s Potential
Sensation and PerceptionPrologue
Learning to See Introduction
What Are Sensation and Perception?
Science Versus Pseudoscience
Subliminal Perception Vision
From Light to Sight Focus on Neuroscience
Vision, Experience, and the Brain Hearing
From Vibration to Sound The Chemical and Body Senses
Smell, Taste, Touch, and Position
In Focus
Do Pheromones Influence Human Behavior?
Perception Culture and Human Behavior
Ways of Seeing Critical Thinking
Can Perception Occur Without Sensation?
Perceptual Illusions
The Effects of Experience on Perceptual Interpretations Culture and Human Behavior
Culture and the Müller-Lyer Illusion
The Carpentered-World
Hypothesis Closing Thoughts Application
Strategies to Control Pain
Consciousness and Its Variations
Even in Good Men Introduction
Experiencing the "Private I"
Biological and Environmental "Clocks" That Regulate Consciousness Sleep In Focus
What You Really Want to Know About Sleep Dreams and Mental Activity During Sleep Focus on Neuroscience
The Dreaming Brain
Turning REM On and Off In Focus
What You Really Want to Know About Dreams Sleep Disorders
Troubled Sleep Critical Thinking
Could a Person Commit Murder While Asleep?
Hypnosis Critical Thinking
Is Hypnosis a Special State of Consciousness?
Meditation Psychoactive Drugs Focus on Neuroscience
The Addicted Brain
Diminishing Rewards Focus on Neuroscience
How Methamphetamines Erode the Brain Closing Thoughts Application
"Can’t Sleep? Read THIS!"
The Killer Attic Introduction
What Is Learning?
Classical Conditioning
Associating Stimuli In Focus
Watson, Classical Conditioning, and Advertising Contemporary Views of Classical Conditioning In Focus
Evolution, Biological Preparedness and Conditioned Fears
What Gives You the Creeps?
Operant Conditioning
Associating Behaviors and Consequences In Focus
Changing the Behavior of Others
Alternatives to Punishment Critical Thinking
Is Human Freedom Just an Illusion?
Focus on Neuroscience
Virtual Operant Conditioning
Remote-Controlled "Ratbots"
Contemporary Views of Operant Conditioning Observational Learning
Imitating the Actions of Others Focus on Neuroscience
Mirror Neurons
Imitation in the Brain?
Critical Thinking
Does "Reel" Violence Cause Real Aggressive Behavior?
Closing Thoughts Application
Using Learning Principles to Improve Self-Control
The Drowning Introduction
What Is Memory?
Culture and Human Behavior
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