CART

(0) items

Understanding Psychology,9780073531939
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Understanding Psychology

by
Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780073531939

ISBN10:
0073531936
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/8/2006
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
List Price: $153.40

Buy Used Textbook

(Recommended)
Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days
$107.38

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.09

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 11/8/2006.
What is included with this book?
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.

Summary

Students First.Understanding Psychologyis written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students-informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities-because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation,Understanding Psychology, Eighth Edition, draws students into the field and stimulate their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Psychology
Psychologists at Work
A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Psychology’s Key Issues and Controversies
Psychological Research
The Scientific Method
Conducting Psychological Research
Critical Research Issues
Mastering the Experimental Method: The Difference between Dependent and Independent Variables
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior
The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body
The Brain Mastering the Action Potential
Sensation and Perception
Sensing the World Around Us
Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
Hearing and the Other Senses
Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World Mastering the Difference between Sensation and Perception
States of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
Hypnosis and Meditation
Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Approaches to Learning Mastering the Distinction between Reinforcement and Punishment
Memory
The Foundations of Memory
Recalling Long-Term Memories
Forgetting: When Memory Fails
Cognition and Language
Thinking and Reasoning
Problem Solving
Language
Intelligence
What is Intelligence?
Variations in Intellectual Ability
Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Determinants
Motivation and Emotion
Explaining Motivation
Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
Understanding Emotional Experiences
Nonverbal Behavior and the Expression of Emotions
Sexuality and Gender
Gender and Sex
Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life
The Diversity of Sexual Behavior
Sexual Difficulties: When Sex Goes Wrong
Development
Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue
Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth
Infancy and Childhood
Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
Adulthood
Personality
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive
Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being
Stress and Coping
Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
Promoting Health and Wellness
Psychological Disorders
Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
The Major Psychological Disorders
Psychological Disorders in Perspective
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment
Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment
Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
Social Psychology
Attitudes and Social Cognition
Social Influence
Prejudice and Discrimination
Positive and Negative Social Behavior Mastering Attitude Change
Going by the Numbers: Statistics in Psychology
Descriptive Statistics
Measures of Variability
Using Statistics to Answer Questions: Inferential Statistics and Correlation
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...