Mastering the World of Psychology (with Tutor Center and Research Navigator)

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Mastering the World of Psychology is an interactive learning text that teaches students psychology by showing them how to apply it to their lives. A good psychology textbook must communicate clearly to its diverse audience. Mastering the World of Psychology is appealing to accomplished students, yet accessible to students whose academic skills are yet to be fully developed. Mastering recognizes that different students have different learning styles and addresses that challenge by offering a wide variety of pedagogical support tools that will help students succeed. No book on the market does more to help students get better grades than Mastering the World of Psychology.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with
ldquo;Apply It!,rdquo;
ldquo;Summarize It!,rdquo;
ldquo;Surf It!rdquo; and ldquo;Study Guide.rdquo;
Introduction to Psychology
An Introduction
Descriptive Research Methods
The Experimental Method
The Correlational Method
Participants in Psychological Research
Exploring Psychology's Roots
Schools of Thought in Psychology
Current Trends in Psychology
Psychologists at Work
Biology and Behavior
The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters
The Central Nervous System
Discovering the Brain's Mysteries
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Sensation and Perception
The Process of Sensation
Smell and Taste
The Other Senses
Additional Influences on Perception
States of Consciousness
What Is Consciousness?
Circadian Rhythms
Altering Consciousness through Concentration and Suggestion
Altered States of Consciousness and Psychoactive Drugs
Classical Conditioning
Contemporary Views of Classical Conditioning
The Cognitive Perspective
Biological Predispositions
Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning
The Nature of Remembering
Factors Influencing Retrieval
Biology and Memory
Improving Memory
Cognition, Language, and Creativity
Imagery and Concepts
Decision Making
Problem Solving
The Nature of Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Human Development
Issues in Developmental Psychology
Stage Theories of Development
Heredity and Prenatal Development
Early and Middle Childhood
Early and Middle Adulthood
Later Adulthood
Motivation and Emotion
What Is Motivation? Hunger
Sexual Motives
Social Motives
The What and Why of Emotions
The Expression of Emotion
Experiencing Emotion
Health and Stress
Sources of Stress
Responding to Stress
Health and Illness
Lifestyle and Health
Personality Theory and Assessment
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
The Neo-Freudians
Learning Theories and Personality
Humanistic Personality Theories
Trait Theories
Nature, Nurture, and Personality
Personality Assessment
Psychological Disorders
What Is Abnormal?
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Other Psychological Disorders
Insight Therapies
Relationship Therapies
Behavior Therapies
Cognitive Therapies
The Biological Therapies
Evaluating the Therapies
Culturally Sensitive and Gender-Sensitive Therapy
Social Psychology
Social Perception
Social Influence
Group Influence
Attitudes and Attitude Change
Prosocial Behavior
Prejudice and Discrimination
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