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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2013-01-30
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Emphasizes critical thinking, culture, and gender


Psychology, 11/e, shows students why scientific and critical thinking is so important in the decisions they make. In clear, lively, warm prose, this edition continues the title’s integration of gender, culture, and ethnicity. By the end, readers will learn how to interpret research and to address and resolve controversies.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Wade/Tavris/Garry program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a psychologist. With MyPsychLab, students can watch videos on psychological research and applications, participate in virtual classic experiments, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.


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Author Biography


CAROLE WADE earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Stanford University. At the University of New Mexico she taught courses in psycholinguistics and developed the first course there on the psychology of gender. She was professor of psychology for ten years at San Diego Mesa College, then taught at College of Marin and Dominican University of California. In addition to this text, she and Carol Tavris have written Invitation to Psychol­ogy; Psychology in Perspective; and The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. Dr. Wade has long sought to make psychology accessible to students and the general public, focusing on the promotion of critical-thinking skills. She chaired the APA Board of Educational Affairs’s Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergradu­ate Levels of Education in Psychology; presented a G. Stanley Hall lecture at the APA convention; and served on the steering committee for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. She is a Fellow of two divisions of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

CAROL TAVRIS earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan. In addition to her other books with Carole Wade, she is coauthor, with Elliot Aronson, of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), and author of The Mismeasure of Woman and Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. She has written on psychological topics for a wide variety of magazines, journals, edited books, and newspapers; some of her essays have been collected in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychological Science to Think Critically About Popular Psychology. Dr. Tavris lectures widely on topics involving science vs. pseudoscience in psychology and many other subjects of contemporary interest. She has taught in the psychology department at UCLA and at the Human Relations Center of the New School for Social Research in New York. She is a Fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Associa­tion, a charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the editorial board of the APS journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

MARYANNE GARRY earned her PhD at the University of Connecticut and did postdoctoral training at the University of Washington before moving to Victoria University of Wellington in 1996. She is best known for her research on the causes and consequences of false memories, including “imagination inflation” and its dangers as a therapeutic technique, the effects of inert substances such as fake alcohol on susceptibility to misleading infor­mation, and the power of photographs to rewrite our childhood stories and bias our decisions. In her efforts to apply psychological science to the law, she has worked with the New Zealand Law Commission and police, served as a Director of the Innocence Project New Zealand, and acted as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials worldwide on the (un)reliability of human memory. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and served as President of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Dr. Garry has received her university’s Merit Awards for Excellence in Research and for Excellence in Teaching.

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents



1. Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1:        What Is Psychology?

Chapter 2:        How Psychologists Do Research

Chapter 3:        Genes, Evolution, and Environment

Chapter 4:        The Brain and Nervous System

Chapter 5:        Body Rhythms and Mental States

Chapter 6:        Sensation and Perception

Chapter 7:        Learning and Conditioning

Chapter 8:        Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

Chapter 9:        Thinking and Intelligence

Chapter 10:       Memory

Chapter 11:       Emotion, Stress, and Health

Chapter 12:       Motivation

Chapter 13:         Development Over the Life Span

Chapter 14:       Theories of Personality

Chapter 15:       Psychological Disorders

Chapter 16:       Approaches to Treatment and Therapy


2. Full Table of Contents


Chapter 1:     What Is Psychology?

Psychology, Pseudoscience, and Popular Opinion

Thinking Critically and Creatively about Psychology

Psychology’s Past: From the Armchair to the


Psychology’s Present: The Four Perspectives of

Psychological Science

What Psychologists Do

Chapter 2:     How Psychologists Do Research

What Makes Psychological Research Scientific?

Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts

Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships

Experiments: Hunting for Causes 49

Evaluating the Findings

Keeping the Enterprise Ethical


Chapter 3:     Genes, Evolution, and Environment

Unlocking the Secrets of Genes

The Genetics of Similarity

Our Human Heritage: Courtship and Mating

The Genetics of Difference

Our Human Diversity: The Case of Intelligence


Chapter 4:     The Brain and Nervous System

The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint

Communication in the Nervous System

Mapping the Brain

A Tour through the Brain

The Two Hemispheres of the Brain

The Flexible Brain


Chapter 5:     Body Rhythms and Mental States

Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience

The Rhythms of Sleep

Exploring the Dream World

The Riddle of Hypnosis

Consciousness-Altering Drugs


Chapter 6:     Sensation and Perception

Our Sensational Senses



Other Senses

Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences


Chapter 7:    Learning and Conditioning

Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning in Real Life

Operant Conditioning

Principles of Operant Conditioning

Operant Conditioning in Real Life

Learning and the Mind


Chapter8:     Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

Roles and Rules

Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior

Individuals in Groups

Us versus Them: Group Identity

Group Conflict and Prejudice

The Question of Human Nature


Chapter 9:    Thinking and Intelligence

Thought: Using What We Know

Reasoning Rationally

Barriers to Reasoning Rationally

Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach

Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach

Animal Minds


Chapter 10:   Memory

Reconstructing the Past

Memory and the Power of Suggestion

In Pursuit of Memory

The Three-Box Model of Memory

The Biology of Memory

How We Remember

Why We Forget 3

Autobiographical Memories


Chapter 11:  Emotion, Stress, and Health

The Nature of Emotion

Emotion and Culture

The Nature of Stress

Stress and Emotion

Coping with Stress


Chapter 12:  Motivation

The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat

The Social Animal: Motives to Love

The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex

The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve


Chapter 13:  Development Over the Life Span

From Conception through the First Year

Cognitive Development

Moral Development

Gender Development



The Wellsprings of Resilience


Chapter 14:   Theories of Personality

Psychodynamic Theories of Personality

The Modern Study of Personality

Genetic Influences on Personality

Environmental Influences on Personality

Cultural Influences on Personality

The Inner Experience


Chapter 15:  Psychological Disorders

Diagnosing Mental Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Personality Disorders

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Dissociative Identity Disorder



Chapter 16:   Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders

Major Schools of Psychotherapy

Evaluating Psychotherapy

The Value and Values of Psychotherapy


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