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
1. BRIEF 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
2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
What is Psychology?
The Growth of Psychology
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
Meditation and Hypnosis
Chapter 5: Learning
Factors Shared by Classical and Operant Conditioning
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
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
Chapter 9: Life-Span Development
Methods in Development
Infancy and Childhood
Chapter 10: Personality
Humanistic Personality Theories
Cognitive-Social Learning Theories
Chapter 11: Stress and Health Psychology
Sources of Stress
Coping with Stress
How Stress Affects Health
The Well-Adjusted Person
Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
Psychosomatic and Somatoform Disorders
Sexual and Gender-Identity Disorders
Gender and Cultural Differences in Psychological Disorders
Chapter 13: Therapies
Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Institutionalization and Its Alternatives
Client Diversity and Treatment
Chapter 14: Social Psychology
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
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