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Psychology, 8/e, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with a comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features new to the print program include streamlined content, integration of Positive Psychology throughout the text (by Chris Peterson, University of Michigan), and optional four-color "Neuropsychology" and "Industrial/Organizational Psychology" chapters available through Houghton Mifflin Custom Publishing. Leading-edge technology enhancements to the program include static and interactive eBooks; upgraded Flash-enabled Netlabs, Web tutorials, and animations; new interactive Concept Maps; new Active Learning and Critical Thinking Booklets; and a new DVD entitled Revealing Psychology.

Table of Contents

Introducing Psychology
The World of Psychology
An Overview Approaches to the Science of Psychology
Human Diversity and Psychology
Research in Psychology Thinking Critically
About Psychology (or Anything Else)
Research Methods in Psychology Statistical
Analysis of Research Results
Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists
Biological Aspects of Psychology
The Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Keeping in Touch with the World
The Central Nervous System
Making Sense of the World
The Chemistry of Psychology
The Endocrine System: Coordinating the Internal World
The Immune System: Defending the Body
Sensation Sensory Systems
The Problem of Coding Hearing Vision
The Chemical Senses
Smell and Taste Somatic Senses and the Vestibular System
The Perception Paradox
Three Approaches to Perception Psychophysics
Organizing the Perceptual World
Recognizing the Perceptual World Attention
Applications of Research on Perception
Learning Learning
About Stimuli Classical Conditioning
Learning Signals and Associations
Operant Conditioning: Learning the Consequences of Behavior
Cognitive Processes in Learning
Using Research on Learning to Help People Learn
The Nature of Memory Storing New
Memories Retrieving
Memories Forgetting Biological
Bases of Memory Applications of Memory Research
Cognition and Language Basic
Functions of Thought Mental Representations
The Ingredients of Thought
Thinking Strategies Problem
Solving Decision Making Language
Consciousness Analyzing Consciousness
Sleeping and Dreaming
Hypnosis Psychoactive Drugs
Cognitive Abilities
Testing for Intelligence
Measuring the Quality of Tests Evaluating
Intelligence Tests Understanding
Intelligence Diversity in Cognitive Abilities
Motivation and Emotion
Concepts and Theories of Motivation
Hunger and Eating Sexual
Behavior Achievement
Motivation Relations and Conflicts
Among Motives
The Nature of Emotion
Theories of Emotion
Communicating Emotion
Human Development Exploring
Human Development Beginnings
Infancy and Childhood
Cognitive Development Infancy and Childhood
Social and Emotional
Development Adolescence Adulthood
Health, Stress, and Coping Health
Psychology Stress and Stressors Stress
Responses Stress Mediators
Interactions Between People and Stressors
The Physiology and Psychology of Health and Illness
Promoting Healthy Behavior
The Psychodynamic Approach
The Trait Approach
The Social-Cognitive Approach
The Humanistic Approach
Assessing Personality
Psychological Disorders
Defining Psychological Disorders
Explaining Psychological Disorders
Classifying Psychological Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia Personality Disorders
A Sampling of Other Psychological Disorders
Mental Illness and the Law
Treatment of Psychological
Disorders Basic Features of Treatment
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Humanistic
Psychotherapy Behavior
Therapy Group, Family, and Couples
Therapy Evaluating Psychotherapy
Choosing a Therapist
Cultural Factors in Psychotherapy
Biological Treatments Community
Psychology: From Treatment to Prevention
Social Cognition Social
Influences on the Self Social
Perception Attitudes Prejudice and Stereotypes
Interpersonal Attraction
Social Influence Social Influence
Conformity and Compliance
Obedience Aggression Altruism and Helping
Behavior Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
Group Processes
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