9780073531984

Psychology : An Introduction

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    9780073531984

  • ISBN10:

    0073531987

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/2/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

A contemporary take on a time tested classic. Students will master the central concepts of psychology with the new 10th edition of Psychology from Benjamin Lahey. A new chapter on the Interplay of Nature and Nurture highlights the 10th edition's new organization and streamlined content . Lahey weaves scholarship based on empirical research throughout the text, ensuring an accurate portrait of contemporary psychology. The text's student-friendly writing, new chapter openers, and fresh applications make the material more relevant to students than ever before, and the proven learning system ensures that all students will grasp the concepts presented in the book. Lahey's hallmark emphasis on diversity and culture remains integrated throughout the text, making this the text for a well rounded introduction to all areas of psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Foundations
Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Biological Foundations in Behavior
The Interplay of Nature and Nurture
Awareness
Sensation and Perception
States of Consciousness
Learning and Cognition
Basic Principles of Learning
Memory
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology
The Self
Motivation and Emotion
Personality Theories and Assessment
Health and Adjustment
Stress and Health
Abnormal Behavior
Therapies
Social Context
Social Psychology
Psychology Applied to Business and other Professions
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