Psychology and Life

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  • Edition: 18th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This classic text emphasizes the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students' daily lives. Sensation, Perception, Biology, Motivation, Emotion, Development, Heath, Cognition, Intelligence, Learning, Memory, Personality, Stress, Social Psychology, History of Psychology,Research Methods, Disorders and treatments. Intro to Psych.

Table of Contents

Psychology and Life What Makes Psychology Unique?
Definitions The Goals of Psychology
Psychology in Your Life: Can Psychology Help Find Me A Career?
The Evolution of Modern Psychology
Psychologys Historical Foundations Current Psychological Perspectives
Critical Thinking in Your Life: Why Do Friendships End?
What Psychologists Do How to Use This Book
Study Strategies Study Techniques Special Features
Recapping Main Points Key Terms
Research Methods In Psychology the Process of Research
Observer Biases and Operational Definitions Experimental Methods: Alternative Explanations and the Need for Controls Correlational Methods Subliminal Influence?
Psychology in Your Life: Can Survey Research Affect Your Attitudes?
Psychological Measurement
Achieving Reliability and Validity Self-Report Measures Behavioral Measures and Observations
Ethical Issues In Human and Animal Research
Informed Consent Risk/Gain Assessment Intentional Deception Debriefing Issues in Animal Research
Becoming a Wiser Research Consumer Critical Thinking In Your Life: How Can You Evaluate Psychological Information On The Web?
Recapping Main Points
Key Terms Statistical
Supplement Understanding
Statistics: Analyzing Data and Forming Conclusions Analyzing
The Data Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Becoming
A Wise Consumer of Statistics Key Terms
The Biological And Evolutionary Bases of Behavior Heredity and Behavior
Evolution and Natural Selection Variation in the Human Genotype
The Nervous System In Action
The Neuron Action Potentials Synaptic Transmission Neurotransmitters and Their Functions
Biology and Behavior
Eavesdropping on the Brain
The Nervous System Brain Structures and Their Functions Hemispheric Lateralization
The Endocrine System Plasticity and Neurogenesis: Our Changing Brains
Critical Thinking in Your Life: What Does its Genetic Mean?
Psychology In Your Life: Why Does Music Have An Impact On How You Feel?
Recapping Main Points Key Terms
Sensation and Perception Sensing, Organizing, Identifying, and Recognizing
The Proximal and Distal Stimuli Reality, Ambiguity, and Illusions
Sensory Knowledge of the World
Psychophysics From Physical Events to Mental Events
The Visual System
The Human Eye
The Pupil and the Lens
The Retina Processes in the Brain Seeing Color
Critical Thinking in Your Life: Can Technology Restore Sight?
Hearing the Physics of Sound Psychological Dimensions of Sound The Physiology of Hearing
Your Other Senses
Smell Taste Touch and Skin Senses The Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses Pain
Organizational Processes in Perception
Attentional Processes Principles of Perceptual Grouping Spatial and Temporal Integration Motion Perception Depth Perception Perceptual Constancies
Psychology In Your Life: Why is Eating Hot Food Painful?
Identification and Recognition Process
Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processes
The Influence of Contexts and Expectations Final Lessons
Recapping Main Points Key Terms
Mind, Consciousness, and Alternatestates the Contents of Consciousness
Awareness and Consciousness Studying the Contents of Consciousness
The Functions of Consciousness
The Uses o
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