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Understanding Psychology with DSM-5 Update, 10th Edition

By Charles G. Morris, Albert A. Maisto

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 6, 2013


Focuses on Enduring Issues in Psychology


Understanding Psychology, 10/e, presents a scientific, current overview of the fundamental concepts of psychology. The authors highlight enduring issues that unite all subfields of psychology: Person-Situation, Nature-Nurture, Stability-Change, Diversity-Universality, and Mind-Body. These enduring issues help readers learn the surprising unity and coherence of the diverse and exciting science of psychology.


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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents




Chapter 1        The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2        The Biological Basis of Behavior

Chapter 3        Sensation and Perception

Chapter 4        States of Consciousness

Chapter 5        Learning

Chapter 6        Memory

Chapter 7        Cognition and Mental Abilities

Chapter 8        Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 9        Life-Span Development

Chapter 10      Personality

Chapter 11      Stress and Health Psychology

Chapter 12      Psychological Disorders

Chapter 13      Therapies

Chapter 14      Social Psychology 

Appendix A     Measurement and Statistical Methods
Appendix B     Psychology Applied to Work



Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

What is Psychology?

The Growth of Psychology

Human Diversity

Research Methods in Psychology

Ethics and Psychology

Research on Humans and Animals

Careers in Psychology


Chapter 2: The Biological Basis of Behavior

Neurons: The Messengers

The Central Nervous System

The Peripheral Nervous System

The Endocrine System

Genes, Evolution, and Behavior


Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception

The Nature of Sensation



The Other Senses



Chapter 4: States of Consciousness



Drug-altered Consciousness

Meditation and Hypnosis


Chapter 5: Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Factors Shared by Classical and Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Learning


Chapter 6: Memory

The Sensory Registers

Short Term Memory

Long Term Memory

The Biology of Memory


Special Topics in Memory


Chapter 7: Cognition and Mental Abilities

Building Blocks of Thought

Language, Thought, and Culture

Nonhuman Thought and Language

Problem Solving

Decision Making


Intelligence and Mental Abilities

Heredity, Environment, and Intelligence


Answers to Problems in the Chapter

Answers to Intelligence Test Questions


Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Perspectives on Motivation

Hunger and Thirst


Other Important Motives


Communicating Emotion


Chapter 9: Life-Span Development

Methods in Development

Prenatal Development

The Newborn

Infancy and Childhood



Late Adulthood


Chapter 10: Personality

Studying Personality

Psychodynamic Theories

Humanistic Personality Theories

Trait Theories

Cognitive-Social Learning Theories

Personality Assessment


Chapter 11: Stress and Health Psychology

Sources of Stress

Coping with Stress

How Stress Affects Health

Staying Healthy

Extreme Stress

The Well-Adjusted Person


Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders

Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Sexual and Gender-Identity Disorders

Personality Disorders

Schizophrenic Disorders

Childhood Disorders

Gender and Cultural Differences in Psychological Disorders


Chapter 13: Therapies

Insight Therapies

Behavior Therapies

Cognitive Therapies

Group Therapies

Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Biological Treatments

Institutionalization and Its Alternatives

Client Diversity and Treatment


Chapter 14: Social Psychology

Social Cognition


Social Influence

Social Action


Appendix A: Measurement and Statistical Methods
Scales of Measurement
Measurements of Central Tendency
The Normal Curve
Measures of Correlation
Using Statistics to Make Predictions
Using Meta-Analysis in Psychological Research

Appendix B: Psychology Applied to Work
Matching People to Jobs
Measuring Performance on the Job
Issues of Fairness in Employment
Behavior within Organizations
Organizational Culture
Organizational Attitudes

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