9780130480378

Understanding Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130480378

  • ISBN10:

    0130480371

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This book presents a scientific, accurate, and thorough overview of the essential concepts of psychology in engaging language that the average reader can easily comprehend. Topics include the science of psychology, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition and mental abilities, motivation and emotion, life-span development, personality, stress and health psychology, psychological disorders, therapies, and social psychology. For counselors, behavioral analysts and others in various related psychology fields.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
To the Student 1(1)
The Science of Psychology
2(44)
The Biological Basis of Behavior
46(40)
Sensation and Perception
86(42)
States of Consciousness
128(36)
Learning
164(36)
Memory
200(30)
Cognition and Mental Abilities
230(46)
Motivation and Emotion
276(36)
Life-Span Development
312(52)
Personality
364(30)
Stress and Health Psychology
394(32)
Psychological Disorders
426(34)
Therapies
460(34)
Social Psychology
494(37)
Appendix Measurement and Statistical Methods 531

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