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Invitation to Psychology, 5th Edition

By Carole Wade, Carol Tavris

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 19, 2011

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Emphasizes critical thinking, culture, and gender


Invitation to Psychology, 5/e, shows students why scientific and critical thinking is so important in the decisions they make. In clear, lively, warm prose, this edition continues the title’s integration of gender, culture, and ethnicity. By the end, readers will learn how to interpret research and to address and resolve controversies.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Wade/Tavris/Garry program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a psychologist. With MyPsychLab, students can watch videos on psychological research and applications, participate in virtual classic experiments, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.


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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1:    What is Psychology?


Part One:       Your Self

Chapter 2:     Theories of Personality

Chapter 3:     Development Over the Life Span


Part Two:      Your Body

Chapter 4:    Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain

Chapter 5:     Body Rhythms and Mental States

Chapter 6:     Sensation and Perception


Part Three:   Your Mind

Chapter 7:     Thinking and Intelligence

Chapter 8:     Memory


Part Four:      Your Environment

Chapter 9:    Learning and Conditioning

Chapter 10:   Behavior in Social and Cultural Context


Part Five:       Your Mental Health

Chapter 11:   Psychological Disorders

Chapter 12:   Approaches to Treatment and Therapy


Part Six:        Your Life

Chapter 13:   Emotion, Stress, and Health

Chapter 14:   The Major Motives of Life: Food, Love, Sex, and Work


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