The World of Psychology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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The World of Psychologyoffers 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 5th edition of Wood/Wood/Boyd reflects the authors'commitment to the importance of learning and applying core principles in psychology. Students and Instructors ofThe World of Psychologywill 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

1. Introduction to Psychology. Psychology: An Introduction. Descriptive Research Methods. The Experimental Method. The Correlational Method. Participants in Psychological Research. Exploring Psychology's Roots. Schools of Thought in Psychology. Current Trends in Psychology. Psychologists at Work. 2. Biology And Behavior. The Neurons and the Neurotransmitters. The Central Nervous System. The Cerebrum. The Cerebral Hemispheres. Discovering the Brain's Mysteries. The Brain AcrosstThe Lifespan. The Peripheral Nervous System. The Endocrine System. Genes and Behavioral Genetics. 3. Sensation And Perception. The Process of Sensation. Vision. Hearing. Smell and Taste. The Skin Senses. The Spatial Orientation Senses. Perception. Influences on Perception. 4. States of Consciousness. Explaining Consciousness. Circadian Rhythms. Sleep. Meditation and Hypnosis. Psychoactive Drugs. 5. Learning. Classical Conditioning: The Original View. Classical Conditioning: The Contemporary View.

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