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9781429260183

My Psychology

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    9781429260183

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    1429260181

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-06
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
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Summary

Gain insight into how psychology is relevant in your life through coverage of experiences common in a college student's everyday life with My Psychology.


Table of Contents

1. The Science of Psychology


· What Is Psychology?


· Psychology’s Many Subfields


· Psychology Then and Now


· The Science of Psychology


2. Brain and Behavior


· Brain and Behavior Connections: An Introduction


· Activity Within the Brain


· The Brain and Its Parts


· The Nervous System and the Endocrine System


· How We Know All of This: Viewing the Brain


3. Sensation and Perception


· The Fundamentals of Sensation and Perception


· Vision


· Hearing


· Smell and Taste


· Other Senses


4. Consciousness


· Sleep


· Dreams


· Hypnosis


· Psychoactive Drugs and Consciousness


· Other Altered States of Consciousness


5. Memory


· Defining Memory


· The Three Steps of Memory


· Types of Memory


· What Affects Memory?


· Memory Problems


6. Learning


· What Is Learning?


· Classical Conditioning


· Operant Conditioning


· Observational Learning


· Biological Influences on Learning


· Cognitive Influences on Learning


7. Cognition: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence


· Thinking


· Language


· Intelligence


8. Motivation and Emotion


· Motivation


· A Primary Motivation: Hunger and Eating


· Emotion


9. Development Across the Life Span


· Big Questions About Developmental Psychology


· Development Before Birth


· Infancy and Childhood


· Adolescent Development


· Adulthood


10. Diversity in Psychology: Multiculturalism, Sexuality, and Gender


· Diversity Surrounds You


· Multiculturalism


· Gender and Sexuality: Essential Examples of Diversity


11. Stress and Health


· Stress: What Is It and What Causes It?


· Stress and the Mind-Body Connection


· Stress and Culture


· Coping with Stress: Psychological Strategies and Social Strategies


· Coping with Stress: Physical Strategies and Medical Strategies


12. Personality


· What Is Personality?


· Psychodynamic Theory of Personality


· Humanistic Theory of Personality


· Behavioral and Social-Cognitive Theories of Personality


· Trait Theory of Personality


· Assessing Personality


13. Social Psychology


· Social Cognition: How We Think About Each Other


· Social Influence: How We Influence Each Other


· Social Relations: How We Relate to Each Other


· Prosocial Behavior: Helping Each Other


14. Psychological Disorders


· What’s Abnormal?


· What Causes Abnormality?


· The Diagnostic Manual: DSM


· Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


· Depressive and Bipolar Disorders


· Eating Disorders


· Schizophrenia


· Disorders of Childhood


· Dissociative Disorders


· Personality Disorders


15. Therapy


· History of Treatment of Psychological Disorders


· Psychotherapies for Individual Clients


· Psychotherapies for Groups and Families


· How Well Does Psychotherapy Work?


· The Importance of Culture in Psychotherapy


· Ethics in Psychotherapy


· Cybertherapy: Psychotherapy via Modern Technology


· Biomedical Therapies


Appendix A: An Introduction to Statistics in Psychological Research

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