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Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Carole Wade, Carol Tavris, Maryanne Garry

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 6, 2013

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Provides students with the tools they need to go from inquiry to understanding.


Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, 3/e provides the framework students need to go from inquiry to understanding by continuously modeling the application of the six key principles of scientific thinking. The text teaches students how to test their assumptions, and motivates them to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the field of psychology and the world around them.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Lilienfeld / Lynn / Namy / Woolf program. Key learning applications include writing assessment, MyPsychLab video series, and simulations.


Teaching & Learning Experience 

  • Personalize LearningMyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Numbered learning objectives and section summaries help readers build critical thinking and study skills
  • Engage Students –  Visual activities, such as labeling of figures and completion of summary tables, help students review key concepts
  • Explore Research – “Apply Your Scientific Thinking Skills” questions are tied to outside research assignments.
  • Support Instructors Support Instructors—A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need.

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?

Chapter 2:        How Psychologists Do Research

Chapter 3:        Genes, Evolution, and Environment

Chapter 4:        The Brain and Nervous System

Chapter 5:        Body Rhythms and Mental States

Chapter 6:        Sensation and Perception

Chapter 7:        Learning and Conditioning

Chapter 8:        Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

Chapter 9:        Thinking and Intelligence

Chapter 10:       Memory

Chapter 11:       Emotion, Stress, and Health

Chapter 12:       Motivation

Chapter 13:         Development Over the Life Span

Chapter 14:       Theories of Personality

Chapter 15:       Psychological Disorders

Chapter 16:       Approaches to Treatment and Therapy


2. Full Table of Contents


Chapter 1:     What Is Psychology?

Psychology, Pseudoscience, and Popular Opinion

Thinking Critically and Creatively about Psychology

Psychology’s Past: From the Armchair to the


Psychology’s Present: The Four Perspectives of

Psychological Science

What Psychologists Do

Chapter 2:     How Psychologists Do Research

What Makes Psychological Research Scientific?

Descriptive Studies: Establishing the Facts

Correlational Studies: Looking for Relationships

Experiments: Hunting for Causes 49

Evaluating the Findings

Keeping the Enterprise Ethical


Chapter 3:     Genes, Evolution, and Environment

Unlocking the Secrets of Genes

The Genetics of Similarity

Our Human Heritage: Courtship and Mating

The Genetics of Difference

Our Human Diversity: The Case of Intelligence


Chapter 4:     The Brain and Nervous System

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



Other Senses

Perceptual Powers: Origins and Influences


Chapter 7:    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


Chapter8:     Behavior in Social and Cultural Context

Roles and Rules

Social Influences on Beliefs and Behavior

Individuals in Groups

Us versus Them: Group Identity

Group Conflict and Prejudice

The Question of Human Nature


Chapter 9:    Thinking and Intelligence

Thought: Using What We Know

Reasoning Rationally

Barriers to Reasoning Rationally

Measuring Intelligence: The Psychometric Approach

Dissecting Intelligence: The Cognitive Approach

Animal Minds


Chapter 10:   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 3

Autobiographical Memories


Chapter 11:  Emotion, Stress, and Health

The Nature of Emotion

Emotion and Culture

The Nature of Stress

Stress and Emotion

Coping with Stress


Chapter 12:  Motivation

The Hungry Animal: Motives to Eat

The Social Animal: Motives to Love

The Erotic Animal: Motives for Sex

The Competent Animal: Motives to Achieve


Chapter 13:  Development Over the Life Span

From Conception through the First Year

Cognitive Development

Moral Development

Gender Development



The Wellsprings of Resilience


Chapter 14:   Theories of Personality

Psychodynamic Theories of Personality

The Modern Study of Personality

Genetic Influences on Personality

Environmental Influences on Personality

Cultural Influences on Personality

The Inner Experience


Chapter 15:  Psychological Disorders

Diagnosing Mental Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Personality Disorders

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Dissociative Identity Disorder



Chapter 16:   Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

Biological Treatments for Mental Disorders

Major Schools of Psychotherapy

Evaluating Psychotherapy

The Value and Values of Psychotherapy


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