Psychology : The Science of Behavior

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This edition continues to treat the discipline as an experimental and natural science, combining a scholarly survey of research with applications of research results to problems that confront us today.KEY TOPICS:Emphasizes psychology as a science. Includes topics such as heredity, behavior genetics, sociobiology, and health psychology.

Table of Contents

The Science of Psychology
The Science of Psychology What Is Psychology?
Explaining Behavior
The Goals of Psychological Research Fields of Psychology
The Rise of Psychology as a Science Philosophical Roots of Psychology
Biological Roots of Psychology
Major Trends in the Development of Psychology
Structuralism Functionalism Freuds Psychodynamic
Theory Psychology in Transition
Behavior Humanistic Psychology
Reaction against Behavior
The Cognitive Revolution
The Biological Revolution
The Ways and Means of Psychology
The Scientific Method in Psychology
Identifying the Problem: Getting an Idea for Research
Designing an Experiment
Performing an Experiment
Performing a Correlational Study Reporting and Generalizing Studies
Evaluating Scientific Issues: Format for Critical Thinking Ethics
Research with Human Participants
Research with Animal Participants Biology and Culture: Cross-Cultural
Research Understanding
Research Results Descriptive Statistics: What Are the Results?
Inferential Statistics: Distinguishing Chance From Significance
Evolution, Heredity, and Behavior
The Development of Evolutionary Theory
The Voyage of the Beagle
The Origin of Species
Natural Selection and Evolution
Natural Selection
Natural Selection in Human Evolution
Heredity and Genetics
Basic Principles of Genetics
The Importance of Genetic
Diversity Influences of Gender on Heredity
Mutations and Chromosomal Aberrations Genetic
Disorders Heredity and Behavior Genetics
Studying Genetic
Influences Evaluating Scientific Issues
The Genetics of Alcoholism Sociobiology
Reproductive Strategies and the Biological
Basis of Parenting
The Biological Basis of Altruism Evaluation of Sociobiology
Biology and Culture
Thinking Critically about Selection
Biology of Behavior
The Brain and Its Components Structure of the Nervous System
Cells of the Nervous System
The Excitable Axon
The Action Potential Communication with Other Cells
Synapses A Simple Neural Circuit Drugs and Behavior
Effects of Drugs on Synaptic
Transmission Neurotransmitters, their Actions, and Drugs that Affect
Them Evaluating Scientific Issues: Physiological versus
Psychological Drug Addiction Study of the Brain Experimental
Ablation Visualizing the Structure of the Brain
Measuring the Brains Activity Stimulating the Brains
Activity Altering Genetics Biology and Culture
Environmental Effects on Brain Development
Control of Behavior and the Bodys Physiological
Functions Organization of the Cerebral
Cortex Lateralization of function
Vision Audition Somatosensation and Spatial Perception Planning and Moving
Episodic and Spatial Memory
Role of the Hippocampus Emotions
Role of the Amygdala
Control of Internal Functions and Automatic Behavior
Control of Internal Functions and Automatic Behavior
The Brain Stem
The Cerebellum Structures within the Cerebral Hemispheres
Learning and Behavior Procedures for
The Study Of Basic Learning Processes Pavlovs Procedure
Thorndikes Procedure Comparison between Pavlovs and Thorndikes
Procedures for Studying Learning
Conditions Required For Learning
Temporal Contiguity Conditioned Reinforcement
Effects of Temporal Contiguity on Human
Behavior Drug Addiction Behavioral
Discrepancy Blocking Biology and Culture:
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