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Understanding Psychology

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780205845965

ISBN10:
0205845967
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2012
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Continuing Attention to Enduring Issues in Psychology Understanding Psychology, 10thedition highlights the enduring issues that cut across and unite all subfields of psychology- Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body- to show students the surprising unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology. This 14-chapter program presents a scientific, accurate, and current overview of the fundamental concepts of psychology in a clear and accessible language, with significant emphasis on applications of psychology. It is current without being trendy. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning- The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking- Five enduring themes are woven throughout the text to help students connect ideas across chapters, while critical thinking questions within chapters push students to a deeper understanding of the material. Engage Students- Applying Psychologyexercises in each chapter allow students to connect what they have learned to real-life problems and situations, such as how to use the principles of psychology to tackle environmental conservation. Explore Research- This introductory book references relevant research reflecting how psychology is both rapidly evolving and remaining the same. Using the Experiment's Tool in the new MyPsychLab, students participate in classic experiment simulations to experience the research process firsthand. Support Instructors- This book is supported by Pearson's unrivaled instructor resources for introductory psychology, including the new 17 episode MyPsychLab video series, an expansive class-tested Test Bank, interactive PowerPoints, an easy to use Instructor's Manual, Clicker questions and support for a broad range of learning management systems. Note:MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit:www.mypsychlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205843387/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205843381.

Author Biography

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

Human Diversity

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

Vision

Hearing

The Other Senses

Perception

 

Chapter 4: States of Consciousness

Sleep

Dreams

Drug-altered Consciousness

Meditation and Hypnosis

 

Chapter 5: Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Factors Shared by Classical and Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Learning

 

Chapter 6: Memory

The Sensory Registers

Short Term Memory

Long Term Memory

The Biology of Memory

Forgetting

Special Topics in Memory

 

Chapter 7: Cognition and Mental Abilities

Building Blocks of Thought

Language, Thought, and Culture

Nonhuman Thought and Language

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Multitasking

Intelligence and Mental Abilities

Heredity, Environment, and Intelligence

Creativity

Answers to Problems in the Chapter

Answers to Intelligence Test Questions

 

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Perspectives on Motivation

Hunger and Thirst

Sex

Other Important Motives

Emotions

Communicating Emotion

 

Chapter 9: Life-Span Development

Methods in Development

Prenatal Development

The Newborn

Infancy and Childhood

Adolescence

Adulthood

Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 10: Personality

Studying Personality

Psychodynamic Theories

Humanistic Personality Theories

Trait Theories

Cognitive-Social Learning Theories

Personality Assessment

 

Chapter 11: Stress and Health Psychology

Sources of Stress

Coping with Stress

How Stress Affects Health

Staying Healthy

Extreme Stress

The Well-Adjusted Person

 

Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders

Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Sexual and Gender-Identity Disorders

Personality Disorders

Schizophrenic Disorders

Childhood Disorders

Gender and Cultural Differences in Psychological Disorders

 

Chapter 13: Therapies

Insight Therapies

Behavior Therapies

Cognitive Therapies

Group Therapies

Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Biological Treatments

Institutionalization and Its Alternatives

Client Diversity and Treatment

 

Chapter 14: Social Psychology

Social Cognition

Attitudes

Social Influence

Social Action

 

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
Organizational Culture
Organizational Attitudes



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