Fundamentals of Psychology in Context

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This innovative, 13-chapter text examines psychological issues from the levels of the brain, person, and social world to help students actively apply psychology to their lives. Through their own research, clinical work, and experiences as teachers, Stephen Kosslyn and Robin Rosenberg have found that exploring psychology from multiple perspectives further enhances learning.

Examining psychological concepts from the levels of the brain (biological factors), the person (beliefs, desires, and feelings), and the world (social, cultural, and environmental factors) and their interactions helps students organize and integrate topics within and across chapters and actively apply psychology to their lives.

This briefer version of the authors comprehensive Psychology in Context, 3e combines the introductory chapter with research methods, consciousness with stress/health coverage, and cognition with intelligence for three fewer chapters than the comprehensive Kosslyn/Rosenberg text. It also features end-of-chapter practice tests to aid students in mastering concepts.

Table of Contents

Yesterday and Today The Science of Psychology
Getting to Know You Psychology Then and Now The Research Process
How We Find Things Out
The Biology of Mind and Behavior
The Brain in Action Brain Circuits
Making Connections The Nervous System
An Orchestra With Many Members Probing the Brain Genes, Brain, and Environment
The Brain in the World
Sensation and Perception
How the World Enters the Mind Vision Hearing Sensing and Perceiving in Other Ways
How Experience Changes Us Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Cognitive and Social Learning
Living With Yesterday Storing Information
Time and Space Are of the Essence Encoding and Retrieving Information From Memory When Memory Goes Wrong - And What to Do About It
Language, Thinking, and Intelligence
What Humans Do Best Language
More Than Meets the Ear Thinking
Understanding the World and Guiding Behavior Intelligence
Is There More Than One Way To Be Smart? What Makes Us Smart: Nature and Nurture
Emotion and Motivation
Feeling and Striving Emotion
I Feel, Therefore I Am Motivation and Reward
Feeling Good Hunger and Sex
Two Important Motivations
Vive la Difference! What is Personality?
The Brain
The Personality Organ The Person
Beliefs and Behaviors The World
Social Influences on Personality
Psychology Over the Life Span
Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser In the Beginning
From Conception to Birth Infancy and Childhood
Taking Off Adolescence
Between Two Worlds Adulthood and Aging
The Continuously Changing Self
Stress, Health, and Coping
Dealing With Life What is Stress?
Stress, Disease, and Health Strategies for Coping
Psychological Disorders
More Than Everyday Problems

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