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Invitation to Psychology, 6th Edition

By Carole Wade, Carol Tavris

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 9, 2014

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Emphasizes critical thinking, culture, and gender

 

Invitation to Psychology, 6/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.

 

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. 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

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: What is Psychology?

The Science of Psychology

What Psychologists Do

Critical and Scientific Thinking in Psychology

Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts

Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships

The Experiment: Hunting for Causes

Evaluating the Findings

 

Part One: Your Self

Chapter 2: Theories of Personality

Psychodynamic Theories of Personality

The Modern Study of Personality

The Modern Study of Personality

Environmental Influences on Personality

Cultural Influences on Personality

The Inner Experience

 

Chapter 3: Development Over the Life Span

From Conception Through the First Year

Language Development

Cognitive Development

Moral Development

Gender Development

Adolescence

Adulthood

The Wellsprings of Resilience

 

Part Two: Your Body

Chapter 4: Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain

The Nervous System: A Basic Blueprint

Communication in the Nervous System

Mapping the Brain

A Tour Through the Brain

The Two Hemispheres of the Brain

The Flexible Brain

 

Chapter 5: Body Rhythms and Mental States

Biological Rhythms: The Tides of Experience

The Rhythms of Sleep

Exploring the Dream World

The Riddle of Hypnosis

Consciousness-Altering Drugs

 

Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception

Our Sensational Senses

Vision

Hearing

Other Senses

Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences

Perception without Awareness

 

Part Three: Your Mind

Chapter 7: Thinking and Intelligence

Thought: Using What We Know

Reasoning Rationally

Barriers to Reasoning Rationally

Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach

Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach

The Origins of Intelligence

Animal Minds

 

Chapter 8: Memory

Reconstructing the Past

Memory and the Power of Suggestion

In Pursuit of Memory

The Three-Box Model of Memory

The Biology of Memory

How We Remember

Why We Forget

Autobiographical Memories

 

Part Four: Your Environment

Chapter 9: Learning and Conditioning

Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning in Real Life

Operant Conditioning

Principles of Operant Conditioning

Operant Conditioning in Real Life

Learning and the Mind

 

Chapter 10: Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

Roles and Rules

Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior

Individuals in Groups

Us Versus Them: Group Identity

Prejudice and Group Conflict

 

Part Five: Your Mental Health

Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders

Diagnosing Mental Disorders

Anxiety Disorders 3

Trauma-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.

Personality Disorders

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Schizophrenia

 

Chapter 12: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

Biological Treatments

Major Schools of Psychotherapy

Evaluating Psychotherapy

 

Part Six: Your Life

Chapter 13: Emotion, Stress, and Health

The Nature of Emotion

Emotion and Culture

The Nature of Stress

Stress and Emotion

Coping With Stress

 

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

The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat

The Social Animal: Motives to Love

The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex

The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve

Motives, Values, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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