Essentials of understanding psychology / Robert S. Feldman.

By: Feldman, Robert S. (Robert Stephen), 1947-
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2008Edition: 7th edDescription: xxxv, 553 : ill. (chiefly) ; 28 cmISBN: 0071101659; 9780071101653; 9780073405490Subject(s): Psychology -- TextbooksDDC classification: 150 LOC classification: BF121 | .F337 2008Online resources: WorldCat details | Ebook Fulltext
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Table of contents Preface 1: Introduction to Psychology Module 1: Psychologists at Work Module 2: A Science that Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future Module 3: Research in Psychology Module 4: Research Challenges: Exploring the Process Mastering the Experimental Method: The Difference between Dependent and Independent Variables 2: Neuroscience and Behavior Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body Module 7: The Brain Mastering the Action Potential 3: Sensation and Perception Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye Module 10: Hearing and Other Senses Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing our View of the World Mastering the Difference between Sensation and Perception 4: States of Consciousness Module 12: Sleep and Dreams Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness 5: Learning Module 15: Classical Conditioning Module 16: Operant Conditioning Module 17: Cognitive-Social Approaches to Learning Mastering the Distinction between Reinforcement and Punishment 6: Memory Module 18: The Foundations of Memory Module 19: Recalling Long-Term Memories Module 20: Forgetting: When Memory Fails 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Module 21: Thinking Module 22: Language Module 23: Intelligence 8: Motivation and Emotion Module 24: Explaining Motivation Module 25: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring Module 26: Understanding Emotional Experiences 9: Development Module 27: Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development Module 28: Infancy and Childhood Module 29: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult Module 30: Adulthood 10: Personality Module 31: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Module 32: Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Module 33: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive 11: Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being Module 34: Stress and Coping Module 35: Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being Module 36: Promoting Health and Wellness 12: Psychological Disorders Module 37: Normal versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction Module 38: The Major Psychological Disorders Module 39: Psychological Disorders in Perspective 13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Module 40: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment Module 41: Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment Module 42: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment 14: Social Psychology Module 43: Attitudes and Social Cognition Module 44: Social Influence Module 45: Prejudice and Discrimination Module 46: Positive and Negative Social Behavior Mastering Attitude Change Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of contents Preface 1: Introduction to Psychology Module 1: Psychologists at Work Module 2: A Science that Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future Module 3: Research in Psychology Module 4: Research Challenges: Exploring the Process Mastering the Experimental Method: The Difference between Dependent and Independent Variables 2: Neuroscience and Behavior Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body Module 7: The Brain Mastering the Action Potential 3: Sensation and Perception Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye Module 10: Hearing and Other Senses Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing our View of the World Mastering the Difference between Sensation and Perception 4: States of Consciousness Module 12: Sleep and Dreams Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness 5: Learning Module 15: Classical Conditioning Module 16: Operant Conditioning Module 17: Cognitive-Social Approaches to Learning Mastering the Distinction between Reinforcement and Punishment 6: Memory Module 18: The Foundations of Memory Module 19: Recalling Long-Term Memories Module 20: Forgetting: When Memory Fails 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Module 21: Thinking Module 22: Language Module 23: Intelligence 8: Motivation and Emotion Module 24: Explaining Motivation Module 25: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring Module 26: Understanding Emotional Experiences 9: Development Module 27: Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development Module 28: Infancy and Childhood Module 29: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult Module 30: Adulthood 10: Personality Module 31: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Module 32: Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality Module 33: Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes Us Distinctive 11: Health Psychology: Stress, Coping, and Well-Being Module 34: Stress and Coping Module 35: Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being Module 36: Promoting Health and Wellness 12: Psychological Disorders Module 37: Normal versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction Module 38: The Major Psychological Disorders Module 39: Psychological Disorders in Perspective 13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders Module 40: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment Module 41: Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Group Approaches to Treatment Module 42: Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment 14: Social Psychology Module 43: Attitudes and Social Cognition Module 44: Social Influence Module 45: Prejudice and Discrimination Module 46: Positive and Negative Social Behavior Mastering Attitude Change Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index

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