9780495504559

Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495504559

  • ISBN10:

    0495504556

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/18/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Straightforward and student friendly, James S. Nairne?s PSYCHOLOGY, Fifth Edition, uses a proven problem-solving approach to help you discover how to apply psychology to your everyday life. A firm believer that you must understand what a psychological process is for before you can hope to understand how it works, Dr. Nairne presents topics from a "functional" perspective. With this signature approach, chapters begin by focusing on the "why" behind psychological processes before introducing what they are and how they work. Our brains are filled with psychological "tools" that control everything from emotion to memory, and each helps us adapt and solve important everyday problems. Nairne describes these tools in detail, shows you how they?re used, and focuses on specific situations in which they are applied. Emphasizing critical thinking and active learning, PSYCHOLOGY, Fifth Edition, provides current, comprehensive, and practical coverage that you can immediately apply to your life.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Psychology
The Tools of Psychological Research
Biological Processes
Human Development
Sensation and Perception
Consciousness
Learning From Experience
Memory
Language and Thought
Intelligence
Motivation and Emotion
Personality
Social Psychology
Psychological Disorders
Therapy
Stress and Health
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