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Invitation to Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Carole Wade, Carol Tavris

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011

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For courses in Introductory Psychology: SP0101 


This text highlights the importance of critical thinking and the inclusion of culture and gender in the science of psychology. 


The text uses lively writing and stimulating examples to invite students to actively explore the field of psychology and the fundamentals of critical and scientific thinking. Invitation to Psychology presents the science of psychology according to six areas of the student's experience: Your Self, Your Body, Your Mind, Your Environment, Your Mental Health, and Your Life. This unique organization engages students from the very beginning and gives them a framework for thinking about human behavior. Hallmark features of this best-selling introductory text include active learning features, an emphasis on critical thinking, a balance of classic and contemporary research, and thorough integration of culture and gender.

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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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Invitation to Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$75.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-06612-4