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Students First.Bob Feldman'sUnderstanding Psychologyguides students through Introductory Psychology concepts in an accessible manner, bringing comprehension of difficult material into the grasp of all students because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. The thoroughly revised Ninth Edition integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives, including a new Neuroscience In Your Life feature, alerts to key topics, and study skills for specific concepts. This text 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|
|The Scientific Method|
|Conducting Psychological Research|
|Critical Research Issues|
|Neuroscience and Behavior|
|Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior|
|The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body|
|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|
|States of Consciousness|
|Sleep and Dreams|
|Hypnosis and Meditation|
|Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness|
|Cognitive Approaches to Learning|
|The Foundations of Memory|
|Recalling Long-Term Memories|
|Forgetting: When Memory Fails|
|Cognition and Language|
|Thinking and Reasoning|
|What Is Intelligence?|
|Variations in Intellectual Ability|
|Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Determinants|
|Motivation and Emotion|
|Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring|
|Understanding Emotional Experiences|
|Sexuality and Gender|
|Gender and Sex|
|Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life|
|The Diversity of Sexual Behavior|
|Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue/|
|Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth|
|Infancy and Childhood|
|Adolescence: Becoming an Adult|
|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|
|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|
|iomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment|
|Attitudes and Social Cognition|
|Prejudice and Discrimination|
|Positive and Negative Social Behavior APPENDIX Going by the Numbers: Statistics in Psychology A-1|
|Descriptive Statistics A-3|
|Measures of Variability A-7|
|Using Statistics to Answer Questions: Inferential Statistics and Correlation A-11|
|Name Index I-1|
|Subject Index I-15|
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