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Charles G. Morris received his B.A. from Yale University (1962) and his M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1965) in psychology from the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan in 1965 where he served until his retirement in 2002.
From 1972-1977 he served as Associate Dean in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. From 1980-1990, he served as Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology. Upon his retirement in 2002, he was appointed Emeritus Professor.
He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.
Morris has written more than two dozen books, numerous articles, and more than thirty papers and presentations. His books include Psychology: An Introduction, Understanding Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, Psychology: The Core and Contemporary Psychology and Effective Behavior.
His early research centered on leadership, group interaction, and group problem solving. More recently, his publications and presentations have focused on various aspects of undergraduate education, on contemporary views of leadership, and on the "Big 5" personality traits.
Albert A. Maisto, the Carnegie Foundation's U.S. Professor of the Year for 1997-1998, is the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor for Teaching at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he also serves as Associate Dean of the Honors College. Maisto earned both his Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology from The University of Alabama.
His books include Psychology: An Introduction, Understanding Psychology, Basic Psychology, Psychology: Concepts and Applications, and Psychology: The Core.
Earlier in his career, he served as a visiting Professor to The University of Nottingham in England, and he spent two years on the faculty of The University of Connecticut. Throughout his career, Dr. Maisto has distinguished himself as an exemplary instructor of general psychology winning the prestigious Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.
Table of Contents
In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents
2. Full Table of Contents
1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Science of Psychology
Chapter 2 The Biological Basis of Behavior
Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4 States of Consciousness
Chapter 5 Learning
Chapter 6 Memory
Chapter 7 Cognition and Mental Abilities
Chapter 8 Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 9 Life-Span Development
Chapter 10 Personality
Chapter 11 Stress and Health Psychology
Chapter 12 Psychological Disorders
Chapter 13 Therapies
Chapter 14 Social Psychology
Appendix A Measurement and Statistical Methods
Appendix B Psychology Applied to Work
2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
The Growth of Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Ethics and Psychology
Research on Humans and Animals
Careers in Psychology
Chapter 2: The Biological Basis of Behavior
Neurons: The Messengers
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Genes, Evolution, and Behavior
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception
The Nature of Sensation
The Other Senses
Chapter 4: States of Consciousness
Meditation and Hypnosis
Chapter 5: Learning
Factors Shared by Classical and Operant Conditioning
Chapter 6: Memory
The Sensory Registers
Short Term Memory
Long Term Memory
The Biology of Memory
Special Topics in Memory
Chapter 7: Cognition and Mental Abilities
Building Blocks of Thought
Language, Thought, and Culture
Nonhuman Thought and Language
Intelligence and Mental Abilities
Heredity, Environment, and Intelligence
Answers to Problems in the Chapter
Answers to Intelligence Test Questions
Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion
Perspectives on Motivation
Hunger and Thirst
Other Important Motives
Chapter 9: Life-Span Development
Methods in Development
Infancy and Childhood
Chapter 10: Personality
Humanistic Personality Theories
Cognitive-Social Learning Theories
Chapter 11: Stress and Health Psychology
Sources of Stress
Coping with Stress
How Stress Affects Health
The Well-Adjusted Person
Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders
Sexual and Gender-Identity Disorders
Gender and Cultural Differences in Psychological Disorders
Chapter 13: Therapies
Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Institutionalization and Its Alternatives
Client Diversity and Treatment
Chapter 14: Social Psychology
Appendix A: Measurement and Statistical Methods
Scales of Measurement
Measurements of Central Tendency
The Normal Curve
Measures of Correlation
Using Statistics to Make Predictions
Using Meta-Analysis in Psychological Research
Appendix B: Psychology Applied to Work
Matching People to Jobs
Measuring Performance on the Job
Issues of Fairness in Employment
Behavior within Organizations