APS : Current Directions in Introductory Psychology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The American Psychological Society is dedicated to advancing psychology as a science-based discipline. APS members include the field's most respected researchers and educators representing the full range of topics within psychological science. The Society is widely recognized as a leading voice for the science of psychology in Washington, and is focused on increasing public understanding and use of the knowledge generated by psychological research.

Table of Contents

Scientific Thinking
What have psychologists (and others) discovered about the process of scientific discovery?
Research in the Psychological Laboratory: Truth or Triviality?
Covert communication in laboratories, classrooms and the truly real world
Metacognitive development
Why people fail to recognize their own incompetence
Is laughter the best medicine?
Laughter and physical health
Illusory causation in the courtroom
Behavior genetics: What's New? What's next?
Brain Plasticity and Behavior
Operant reward learning in Aplysia
The role of prenatal maternal stress in child development
Mutually responsive orientation between mothers and their young children: A context for the early development of conscience
Gender and group processes: A developmental perspective
Exploration of environmental and genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease: The value of cross-cultural studies
Inattentional Blindness: Looking without seeing
Implicit Learning
Automatic Brains-Interpretive Minds
Illusions of control: How we overestimate our personal influence
Memories from the cradle
Mere Exposure: A gateway to the subliminal
Individual Differences
Moving Personality Beyond the person-situation debate: The challenge and the opportunity of within-person variability
Integrating brain science research with intelligence research
Intelligence predicts health and longevity, but why?
Universals and cultural differences in recognizing emotions
Human Sexuality: How do Men and Women differ?
Emotion in schizophrenia: Old Mystery, New Understanding
If the television program bleeds, Memory for the advertisement recedes
Crafting normative messages to protect the environment
Spanking children: Evidence and Issues
Why don't moral people act morally? Motivational considerations
What we know now about Bias and intergroup conflict, the problem of the century
Do negative cognitive styles confer vulnerability to depression?
Why Young Men Drive Dangerously: Implications for Injury Prevention
Are pets a healthy pleasure? The influence of pets on blood pressure
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