THINK Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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THINK Psychologycovers the essentials every introductory psychology student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard introductory text ;allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Psychologyincludes 18 chapters of content ;giving you the flexibility to choose what you want to study without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.   THINK Psychologyprovides currency and relevance through design, current examples and high-interest readings. The readings have been chosen from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications.

Author Biography

Abigail A. Baird is a Professor of Psychology at Vassar College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and both a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Following completion of her Ph.D. She was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, at Dartmouth College.  Her numerous articles and presentations have covered topics such as adolescent brain development, cognitive regulation of emotion, juvenile justice, and manifestations of racial bias in mind brain and behavior.
    Abigail's research has received awards from Harvard University, the Society for Research on Psychopathology, and in 2008 the Association for Psychological Science named Abigail a "Rising Star in Psychological Science". Her research has also led her to be elected to several scientific societies including the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.  Abigail has been repeatedly recognized for her excellence in teaching. In 2000 she received Harvard's George Goethals Teaching Prize, and in 2004 was awarded the Class of 1962 Excellence in Teaching Fellowship by Dartmouth College. Her professional accomplishments also include serving as secretary of the Association for Psychological Science, Honorary Faculty Member for the Order of Omega National Honor Society, Invited Faculty to the New York State Judicial Institute and Advisory Board member on the Campaign for Youth Justice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: Introduction

Chapter 02: Research Methods

Chapter 03: The Human Brain

Chapter 04: Genetics and Evolution

Chapter 05: Sensation and Perception

Chapter 06: Consciousness

Chapter 07: Learning

Chapter 08: Memory

Chapter 09: Cognition and Intelligence

Chapter 10: Human Development I: Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development

Chapter 11: Sex and Gender

Chapter 12: Human Development II: Social Development

Chapter 13: Emotion and Motivation

Chapter 14: Social Psychology

Chapter 15: Health and Stress

Chapter 16: Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 17: Psychological Disorders

Chapter 18: Psychological Therapies

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