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Psychology and Your Life

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1st
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9780073377025

ISBN10:
0073377023
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/7/2009
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Students first.Robert Feldman�sPsychology and Your Lifeis an engaging new introductory psychology text that uses experiential exercises and activities, career-oriented text examples, and features designed to directly correlate psychology concepts to the professional and personal lives of readers. Throughout the text and supplements,Psychology and Your Lifereinforces why a basic understanding of psychology is relevant to today�s students. . .This text also provides instructors with a fully-integrated supplements package to help instructors objectively gauge their students� mastery of psychology�s key principles and concepts and to create dynamic class experiences�whether in the classroom or online. All ancillary materials are organized by the measurable learning outcomes of each module within the text�there is no more wondering whether the text in use will meet the accreditation guidelines for schools! ..Emphasizing practical application, Psychology and Your Life offers examples and perspectives from the healthcare industry (including Allied Health), technology, criminal justice, legal, and business, among others to prepare students to readily prepare and apply psychology throughout their lives and careers. ..

Table of Contents

Psychology and Your Life
Introduction to Psychology
Psychologists at Work
A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Research in Psychology
The Ethics of Research
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
The Brain
Sensation and Perception
Sensing the World Around Us
Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Hearing and the Other Senses
Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World
States of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis and Meditation
Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Approaches to Learning
Thinking: Memory, Cognition, and Language
The Foundations of Memory
Recall and Forgetting
Thinking, Reasoning, and Problem Solving
Language
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Understanding Emotional Experiences
Development
Nature and Nurture, and Prenatal Development
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Adulthood
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
Intelligence?
Psychological Disorders
Normal Versus Abnormal: Making a Distinction
The Major Psychological Disorders
Psychological Disorders in Perspective
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment
Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
Social Psychology
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Social Influence and Groups
Prejudice and Discrimination
Positive and Negative Social Behavior
Stress and Coping
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