9780321011299

Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321011299

  • ISBN10:

    0321011295

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1997
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This comprehensive introductory psychology book is well-known for its pioneering focus on the development of critical thinking skills crucial to the readers' success. This book is regarded for the liveliness, warmth, and clarity of its writing style, continuing its tradition of integrating gender, culture, and ethnicity throughout.

Biology and Behavior. Learning and Conditioning. Social Forces, Culture, and Behavior. Thinking and Intelligence. Memory. Emotion. Motivation. Theories of Personality. Health and Disorder.

Table of Contents

Boxed Features xvi
To the Instructor xvii
To the Student xxxi
About the Authors xxxiv
Part One An Invitation to Psychology
What is Psychology?
3(38)
How Psychologists Know What They Know
41(40)
Part Two Biology and Behavior
Evolution, Genes, and Behavior
81(38)
Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain
119(42)
Body Rhythms and Mental States
161(42)
Sensation and Perception
203(50)
Part Three Learning, Thinking, and Feeling
Learning
253(44)
Thinking and Intelligence
297(42)
Memory
339(44)
Emotion
383(32)
Part Four Motivation, Personality, and Development
Motivation
415(36)
Theories of Personality
451(40)
Development over the Life Span
491(50)
Part Five Health and Disorder
The Psychology of Health and Well-being
541(32)
Psychological Disorders
573(44)
Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
617(36)
Part Six Society and Behavior
Principles of Social Life
653(38)
The Cultural Context
691(40)
Epilogue: Taking Psychology with You 731
Appendix: Statistical Methods A-1(1)
Glossary G-1(1)
Bibliography B-1(1)
Credits C-1(1)
Author Index
AI-1
Subject Index SI-1

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