Essentials of Understanding Psychology with PsychInteractive CD-ROM v 2. 0 and PowerWeb

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  • Copyright: 2005-06-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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More popular than ever in colleges and universities worldwide, today'sEssentials of Understanding Psychologyhas been completely redesigned and revised to provide excellent support and solutions for instructors teaching the introductory course. This major revision integrates a variety of media elements that not only foster student understanding of psychology and of how psychology impacts on students' everyday lives, but also allow students and instructors to assess students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts.Essentials of Understanding Psychologyincludes 12 fewer modules thanUnderstanding Psychologydoes, combined and rewritten to produce a seamless brief version of the big book.

Table of Contents


1: Introduction to Psychology

Module 1: Psychologists at Work

Module 2: A Science that Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future

Module 3: Research in Psychology

Module 4: Research Challenges: Exploring the Process

2: Neuroscience and Behavior

Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior

Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body

Module 7: The Brain

3: Sensation and Perception

Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us

Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye

Module 10: Hearing and Other Senses

Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing our View of the World

4: States of Consciousness

Module 12: Sleep and Dreams

Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation

Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness

5: Learning

Module 15: Classical Conditioning

Module 16: Operant Conditioning

Module 17: Cognitive-Social Approaches to Learning

6: Memory

Module 18: Encoding, Storage, and Retrieval of Memory

Module 19: Recalling Long-Term Memories

Module 20: Forgetting: When Memory Fails

7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

Module 21: Thinking

Module 22: Language

Module 23: Intelligence

8: Motivation and Emotion

Module 24: Explaining Motivation

Module 25: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring

Module 26: Understanding Emotional Experiences

9: Development

Module 27: Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development

Module 28: Infancy and Childhood

Module 29: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult

Module 30: Adulthood

10: Personality

Module 31: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality

Module 32: Other Major Approaches to Personality: In Search of Human Uniqueness

Module 33: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Special

11: Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being

Module 34: Stress and Coping

Module 35: Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being

Module 36: Promoting Health and Wellness

12: Psychological Disorders

Module 37: Normal versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction

Module 38: The Major Psychological Disorders

Module 39: Psychological Disorders in Perspective

13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders

Module 40: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive

Module 41: Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment

Module 42: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment

14: Social Psychology

Module 43: Attitudes and Social Cognition

Module 44: Social Influence

Module 45: Prejudice and Discrimination

Module 46: Positive and Negative Social Behavior




Name Index

Subject Index

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