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The World of Psychology offers an accessible text that is designed to seamlessly combine basic learning principles with applications to address the needs of today's diverse student population. The 6th edition of Wood/Wood/Boyd reflects the authors' commitment to the importance of learning and applying core principles in psychology. Students and Instructors of The World of Psychology will benefit by engaging in learning core concepts and applying them to the world we know. Biology and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Creativity, Child, Adolescent and Adult Development, Motivation and Emotion, Human Sexuality and Gender, Health and Stress, Personality Theories, Psychological Disorders, and Therapies. Introduction to Psychology.
Table of Contents
|Each chapter concludes with Apply It! Study Skills and Critical Thinking, Thinking Critically, and Summary and Review|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Psychology: An Introduction|
|Descriptive Research Methods|
|The Experimental Method: Searching for Causes|
|Other Research Methods|
|Participants in Psychological Research|
|Exploring Psychology's Roots|
|Biology and Behavior|
|The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters|
|The Central Nervous System|
|The Cerebral Hemispheres|
|Discovering the Brain's Mysteries|
|Brain Damage: Causes and Consequences|
|The Peripheral Nervous System|
|The Endocrine System|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Sensation: The Sensory World|
|Smell and Taste|
|The Other Senses|
|Perception: Ways of Perceiving|
|Additional Influences on Perception|
|States of Consciousness|
|What Is Consciousness?|
|Circadian Rhythms: 24-Hour Highs and Lows|
|Sleep: That Mysterious One-Third of Life|
|Altering Consciousness Through Concentration and Suggestion|
|Altered States of Consciousness and Psychoactive Drugs|
|Classical Conditioning: The Original View|
|Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View|
|The Nature of Remembering and Forgetting|
|Factors Influencing Retrieval|
|Biology and Memory|
|Improving Memory: Some Helpful Study Habits|
|Cognition and Language|
|High-Tech Cognition: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics|
|Imagery and Concepts: Tools of Thinking|
|Deductive and Inductive Reasoning: Logical Thinking|
|Decision Making: Making Choices in Life|
|Problem Solving: Beyond Decision Making|
|Intelligence and Creativity|
|The Nature of Intelligence|
|The IQ Controversy: Brainy Dispute|
|Creativity: Unique and Useful Productions|
|Developmental Psychology: Basic Issues and Methodology|
|Heredity and Prenatal Development|
|Physical Development and Learning in Infancy|
|Emotional Development in Infancy|
|Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development|
|Vygotsky's Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development|
|Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing Approach|
|Socialization of the Child|
|Adolescence and Adulthood|
|Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development|
|Adolescence: Moral and Social Development|
|Erikson's Psychosocial Theory: Adolescence Through Adulthood|
|Other Theories of Adulthood|
|Early and Middle Adulthood|
|Motivation and Emotion|
|Introduction to Motivation|
|Theories of Motivation|
|The Primary Drives: Hunger and Thirst|
|The What and Whys of Emotions|
|The Expression of Emotion|
|Human Sexuality and Gender|
|What Makes a Male, a Male, or a Female, a Female?|
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