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