9780495504115

What is Psychology?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495504115

  • ISBN10:

    0495504114

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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By focusing on material most relevant to the Introductory Psychology course while maintaining the narrative flow, authors Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo invite you to see the big picture of psychology as opposed to a collection of fragmented ideas. With an unparalleled integration of diversity, applications, and critical thinking, WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? captures and holds your interest using "The Big Picture," a real life story of a person whose experience illustrates the concepts of the chapter. Upon entering this course, today's students ask, "Why should Psychology matter to me?" Drawing from their own research and first-hand work in classrooms on assessment, inclusion, and reaching under-prepared students, Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo answer this question using practical everyday examples focused on the student.

Table of Contents

What Is Psychology?
How Does Biology Influence Our Behavior?
How Do We Sense and Perceive Our World?
Consciousness: Wide Awake, in a Daze, or Dreaming?
How Do We Learn?
How Does Memory Function?
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence: How Do We Think?
Motivation and Emotion: What Guides Behavior?
How Do People Grow, Change, and Develop?
How Do Gender and Sexuality Affect Our Behavior?
How Do We Understand and Interact with Others?
Health, Stress, and Coping: How Can You Create a Healthy Life?
What Is Personality, and How Do We Measure It?
What Are Psychological Disorders, and How Can We Understand Them?
What Therapies Are Used to Treat Psychological Problems?
Appendix How Are Statistics Used in Psychology?
Appendix How Do We Apply Psychology to the Workplace?
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