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Psychsmart

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780078035289

ISBN10:
0078035287
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/11/2012
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Are your students performing as well as they hope and expect to in your course? Are your students reading the text before they come to class? Meet PsychSmart 2e from McGraw-Hill. PsychSmart is a member of the McGraw-Hill M Series family. . . and the M Series started with YOUR students. Through extensive student research, we have created a textbook and learning system designed to meet the needs and maximize the workflow habits of today's college students. Students told us they wanted a briefer text with more visual appeal...and a less expensive price. We listened. We also listened to instructors. We learned about the challenges that they faced in their classrooms everyday and what their ideal course materials would look like. They told us they needed an engaging solution for their course needs but without sacrificing quality and content. The result is PsychSmart. Authored by master teachers, PsychSmart uses a wealth of real world examples, media and online interactivities to create a dynamic and engaging learning solution designed to reach today's students.

Table of Contents

PsychSmart, 1st edition

1. Introduction to Psychology

COPING WITH DISASTER

PSYCHOLOGISTS AT WORK

The Subfields of Psychology

Working at Psychology

A SCIENCE EVOLVES

The Roots of Psychology

Founding Mothers of Psychology

Psychology Today

Key Issues in Psychology

Psychology’s Future

THE RESEARCH PROCESS IN PSYCHOLOGY

The Scientific Method

Theories: Broad Explanations

Hypotheses: Testable Predictions

Psychological Research Methods

Descriptive Research

Experimental Research

RESEARCH CHALLENGES

The Ethics of Research

Should Animals Be Used in Research?

Experimental Bias

2. Neuroscience and Behavior

BRAIN DIET

NEURONS: THE BASIC UNITS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Structure of the Neuron

How Neurons Fire

Bridging the Gap Between Neurons

Neurotransmitters: Chemical Couriers

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: LINKING NEURONS

Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Evolution of the Nervous System

Behavioral Genetics

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: HORMONES AND GLANDS

THE BRAIN

Spying on the Brain

The Central Core: Our “Old Brain”

The Limbic System: Beyond the Central Core

The Cerebral Cortex: Our “New Brain”

The Adaptable Brain

Two Brains or One?

Human Diversity and Brain Lateralization

The Split Brain: Exploring the Two Hemispheres

Controlling Your Heart—and Mind—Through Biofeedback

3. Sensation and Perception

MET ONCE, RECOGNIZED FOREVER

SENSATION AND PERCEPTION: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

SENSING THE WORLD AROUND US

Absolute Thresholds

Difference Thresholds

Sensory Adaptation

VISION: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE EYE

Illuminating the Eye

Color Vision and Color Blindness

HEARING AND THE OTHER SENSES

Sensing Sound

Smell and Taste

The Skin Senses: Touch, Pressure, Temperature, and Pain

How Our Senses Interact

PERCEPTION: CONSTRUCTING OUR IMPRESSIONS OF THE WORLD

The Gestalt Laws of Organization

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing

Perceptual Constancy

Depth Perception

Perceptual Illusions

Culture and Perception

4. States of Consciousness

OUT OF CONTROL

SLEEP AND DREAMS

The Stages of Sleep

REM Sleep: The Paradox of Sleep

Why Do We Sleep and How Much Sleep is Necessary?

The Function and Meaning of Dreaming

Sleep Disturbances

Circadian Rhythms

HYPNOSIS AND MEDITATION

Hypnosis: A Trance-Forming Experience?

Meditation: Regulating Our Own Consciousness

Cross-Cultural Routes to Altered States of Consciousness

DRUG USE: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Stimulants: Drug Highs

Depressants: Drug Lows

Narcotics

Identifying Drug and Alcohol Problems

5. Learning

I WAS A BLACKBERRY ADDICT

CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

What is Classical Conditioning?

How Do Conditioning Principles Apply to Human Behavior?

Extinction of a Conditioned Response

Generalization and Discrimination

OPERANT CONDITIONING

How Operant Conditioning Works

Behavior Analysis and Behavior

Modification

COGNITIVE APPROACHES TO LEARNING

Latent Learning

Observational Learning: Learning Through Imitation

Violence in Television and Video Games: Does the Media’s Message Matter?

Does Culture Influence How We Learn?

6. Memory

REMEMBERING IT ALL

THE FOUNDATIONS OF MEMORY

Sensory Memory

Short-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory Modules

Semantic Networks

The Neuroscience of Memory

RECALLING LONG-TERM MEMORIES

Retrieval Cues

Levels of Processing

Explicit and Implicit Memory

Flashbulb Memories

Constructive Processes in Memory

FORGETTING: WHEN MEMORY FAILS

Why We Forget

Proactive and Retroactive Interference

Memory Dysfunctions

7. Thinking, Language, and Intelligences

EUREKA

THINKING AND REASONING

Mental Images

Concepts

Algorithms and Heuristics

Solving Problems

Creativity and Problem Solving

LANGUAGE

Grammar: The Rules of Language

Language Development

Theories of Language Acquisition

INTELLIGENCE

Theories of Intelligence

Measuring Intelligence

Variations in Intellectual Ability

Group Differences in Intelligence

Nature, Nurture, and IQ

8. Motivation and Emotion

FALLING OFF THE DIET WAGON

EXPLAINING MOTIVATION

Instinct Approaches

Drive-Reduction Approaches

Arousal Approaches

Incentive Approaches

Cognitive Approaches

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Applying Motivation Approaches

HUMAN NEEDS AND MOTIVATION

Hunger and Eating

Sexual Motivation

The Needs for Achievement, Affiliation, and Power

Measuring Achievement Motivation

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES

The Functions of Emotions

Determining the Range of Emotions

The Roots of Emotions

Cultural Differences in Expressions of Emotion

9. Development

TWICE-BORN BABY

NATURE AND NURTURE

Developmental Research Techniques

PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

Basic Genetics

Earliest Development

INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD

The Extraordinary Newborn

Infancy Through Middle Childhood

Development of Social Behavior

ADOLESCENCE

Physical Changes

Moral and Cognitive Development

Adolescent Social Development

ADULTHOOD

The Peak of Health

Adult Social Development

Growing Old

Adjusting to Death

10. Personality

WHO IS THE REAL MADOFF?

WHAT IS PERSONALITY?

PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory: Mapping the Unconscious Mind

The Neo-Freudian Psychoanalysts

TRAIT APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

Allport’s Trait Theory

Factor Analysis

The Big Five Factors of Personality

Evaluating Trait Approaches to Personality

LEARNING APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

Skinner’s Behaviorist Approach

Social Cognitive Approaches

Evaluating Learning Approaches to Personality

BIOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

HUMANISTIC APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

Rogers and the Need for Self-Actualization

Evaluating Humanistic Approaches

COMPARING APPROACHES TO PERSONALITY

ASSESSING PERSONALITY

Self-Report Measures of Personality

Projective Methods

Behavioral Assessment

11. Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being

NEVER A MOMENT'S REST

STRESS AND COPING

The Nature of Stressors: My Stress is Your Pleasure

Coping with Stress

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ILLNESS AND WELL-BEING

The As, Bs, and Ds of Coronary Heart Disease

Psychological Aspects of Cancer

Smoking

PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Following Medical Advice

Well-Being and Happiness

12. Psychological Disorders and Treatment

LILY 301

DEFINING AND DIAGNOSING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

Perspectives on Abnormality: From Superstition to Science

Classifying Abnormal Behavior: The DSM

MAJOR CATEGORIES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Schizophrenia

Personality Disorders

Other Disorders

Psychological Disorders in Perspective

The Social and Cultural Context of Psychological Disorders

TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Psychotherapies

Behavioral Approaches to Therapy

Cognitive Approaches to Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Group Therapy and Family Therapy

Evaluating Psychotherapy

Biomedical Therapy

13. Social Psychology

A GIFT OF LIFE

ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION

Persuasion: Changing Attitudes

Social Cognition: Understanding Others

SOCIAL INFLUENCE AND GROUPS

Conformity: Following What Others Do

Compliance: Submitting to Direct Social Pressure

STEREOTYPES, PREJUDICE, AND DISCRIMINATION

The Foundations of Prejudice

Measuring Prejudice and Discrimination: The Implicit Association Test

Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction and the Development of Relationships

Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

END NOTES

CREDITS

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