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Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding

By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven J. Lynn, Laura L. Namy, Nancy J. Woolf

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 7, 2008


Lilienfeld provides the framework students need to go from inquiry to understanding. By encouraging students to question, and teaching students how to test their assumptions, Lilienfeld motivates students to use scientific thinking skills to better understand the complex world of psychology.

Table of Contents



Prologue: How Psychology Became a Science

CHAPTER 1: Science and Pseudoscience in Psychology: Skills For Thinking Scientifically in Everyday Life

CHAPTER 2: Research Methods: Safeguards against Error

CHAPTER 3: Biological Psychology: The Brain—Body Communication Superhighway

CHAPTER 4: Sensation and Perception: How We Sense and Conceptualize the World

CHAPTER 5: Consciousness: Expanding the Boundaries of Psychological Inquiry

CHAPTER 6: Learning: How Nurture Changes Us

CHAPTER 7: Memory: Constructing and Reconstructing Our Pasts

CHAPTER 8: Language, Thinking, and Reasoning: Getting Inside Our Talking Heads

CHAPTER 9: Intelligence and IQ Testing: Controversy and Consensus

CHAPTER 10: Human Development: How and Why We Change

CHAPTER 11: Emotion and Motivation: What Moves Us

CHAPTER 12: Stress, Coping, and Health: The Mind—Body Interconnection

CHAPTER 13: Social Psychology: How Others Affect Us

CHAPTER 14: Personality: Who We Are

CHAPTER 15: Psychological Disorders: When Adaptation Fails

CHAPTER 16: Psychological and Biological Treatments: Helping People Change



Name Index

Subject Index


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