CART

(0) items

Understanding Psychology (Casebound),9780205846160
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 (Casebound)

by ;
Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780205846160

ISBN10:
0205846165
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/10/2012
Publisher(s):
Pearson
List Price: $179.40

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$161.46

Buy New Textbook

Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
N9780205846160
$174.92

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $134.00
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 10th edition with a publication date of 1/10/2012.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Related Products


  • Psychology: Science Behavior Active Unbound
    Psychology: Science Behavior Active Unbound
  • Understanding Psychology (Casebound)
    Understanding Psychology (Casebound)
  • Understanding Psychology (Casebound) with MyPsychLab Pegasus
    Understanding Psychology (Casebound) with MyPsychLab Pegasus




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. This Books a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class - all at the fraction of the bound book price. It comes packaged with an access code to MyPsychLab, 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.

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



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