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Written by a distinguished team of high school teachers, this new edition is thoroughly revised to reflect the APA’s recently updated National Standards for High School Psychology. Your students will benefit from the authors’ many years of working with high school students. And this new edition is sure to appeal to your students through a bold and contemporary design. The authors’ distinctive story-telling abilities will engage your students by speaking directly to the impact of psychology on their lives.

Table of Contents

1 Scientific Inquiry Domain
      Module 1
 History and Perspectives in Psychological Science
      Module 2 Research Strategies
      Module 3 Psychology’s Statistics

2 Biopsychology Domain
   Biological Bases of Behavior
      Module 4
 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System
      Module 5 The Brain
   Sensation and Perception
      Module 6
      Module 7 Perception
      Module 8
 Sleep, Dreams, and Body Rhythms
      Module 9 Psychoactive Drugs
      Module 10 Hypnosis and Other States of Consciousness

3 Development and Learning Domain
   Life-Span Development
      Module 11
 Prenatal and Childhood Development
      Module 12 Adolescence
      Module 13 Adulthood and Aging
   Learning and Language
      Module 14 Classical Conditioning
      Module 15 Operant Conditioning
      Module 16 Observational Learning
      Module 17 Language Development

4 Social Context Domain
    Social Psychology
      Module 18
 Social Thinking and Social Influence
      Module 19 Social Relations
   Nature, Nurture, Culture, and Gender
      Module 20
 Nature and Nurture in Psychology
      Module 21 The Psychology of Culture and Gender

5 Cognition Domain
      Module 22
 Information Processing
      Module 23 Forgetting and Memory Construction
   Thinking and Intelligence
      Module 24
      Module 25 Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
6 Individual Variations Domain
   Motivation and Emotion
      Module 26
      Module 27 Emotion
      Module 28
 Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspectives on Personality
      Module 29 Trait and Social-Cognitive Perspectives on Personality
   Psychological Disorders
      Module 30 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
      Module 31 Anxiety and Mood Disorders
      Module 32 Dissociative, Schizophrenic, and Personality Disorders

7 Applications of Psychological Science Domain
   Treatment of Psychological Disorders
      Module 33
 Psychological Therapies
      Module 34 Biomedical Therapies
   Stress and Health
      Module 35 Effects of Stress
      Module 36 Promoting Wellness
Appendix A: Careers in Psychology
Appendix B: Answers to Apply What You Know Questions

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