The World of Psychology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The World of Psychology offers an accessible text that is designed to seamlessly combine basic learning principles with applications to address the needs of today's diverse student population. The 6th edition of Wood/Wood/Boyd reflects the authors' commitment to the importance of learning and applying core principles in psychology. Students and Instructors of The World of Psychology will benefit by engaging in learning core concepts and applying them to the world we know. Biology and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Creativity, Child, Adolescent and Adult Development, Motivation and Emotion, Human Sexuality and Gender, Health and Stress, Personality Theories, Psychological Disorders, and Therapies. Introduction to Psychology.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with Apply It! Study Skills and Critical Thinking, Thinking Critically, and Summary and Review
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology: An Introduction
Descriptive Research Methods
The Experimental Method: Searching for Causes
Other Research Methods
Participants in Psychological Research
Exploring Psychology's Roots
Psychology Today
Biology and Behavior
The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters
The Central Nervous System
The Cerebral Hemispheres
Discovering the Brain's Mysteries
Brain Damage: Causes and Consequences
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Sensation and Perception
Sensation: The Sensory World
Smell and Taste
The Other Senses
Perception: Ways of Perceiving
Additional Influences on Perception
States of Consciousness
What Is Consciousness?
Circadian Rhythms: 24-Hour Highs and Lows
Sleep: That Mysterious One-Third of Life
Sleep Disorders
Altering Consciousness Through Concentration and Suggestion
Altered States of Consciousness and Psychoactive Drugs
Classical Conditioning: The Original View
Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View
Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Learning
Measuring Memory
The Nature of Remembering and Forgetting
Factors Influencing Retrieval
Biology and Memory
Improving Memory: Some Helpful Study Habits
Cognition and Language
High-Tech Cognition: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Imagery and Concepts: Tools of Thinking
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning: Logical Thinking
Decision Making: Making Choices in Life
Problem Solving: Beyond Decision Making
Intelligence and Creativity
The Nature of Intelligence
Measuring Intelligence
The IQ Controversy: Brainy Dispute
Emotional Intelligence
Creativity: Unique and Useful Productions
Child Development
Developmental Psychology: Basic Issues and Methodology
Heredity and Prenatal Development
Physical Development and Learning in Infancy
Emotional Development in Infancy
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky's Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing Approach
Language Development
Socialization of the Child
Adolescence and Adulthood
Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
Adolescence: Moral and Social Development
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory: Adolescence Through Adulthood
Other Theories of Adulthood
Early and Middle Adulthood
Later Adulthood
Motivation and Emotion
Introduction to Motivation
Theories of Motivation
The Primary Drives: Hunger and Thirst
Social Motives
The What and Whys of Emotions
The Expression of Emotion
Experiencing Emotion
Human Sexuality and Gender
What Makes a Male, a Male, or a Female, a Female?
Gender-Role De
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