ISBN 9780070700444,Essentials Of Understanding Psychology

Essentials Of Understanding Psychology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070700444

ISBN-10 0070700443


Edition 7th
Number of Pages 688 Pages
Language (English)

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Essentials of Understanding Psychology is written around the philosophy that an effective textbook must be oriented to students: informing them, engaging them, exciting them about the field, and expanding their intellectual capabilities because when students understand psychology, they learn psychology. No matter what brings students into the introductory course and regardless of their initial motivation, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, draws students into the field and stimulates their thinking. This revision integrates a variety of elements that foster students' understanding of psychology and its impact on their everyday lives. It also provides instructors with a fully integrated supplements package to objectively gauge their students' mastery of psychology's key principles and concepts and to create dynamic lectures. Salient Features Psychology and Everyday Life Teaching students about the science of psychology "Applying Psychology in the 21st Century" boxes in each chapter "Exploring Diversity? explores a racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity topic Framework for Learning and Assessment Modular Organization Rich Pedagogy TABLE OF CONTENTS 1: Introduction to Psychology Module 1: Psychologists at Work Module 2: A Science that Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future Module 3: Research in Psychology Module 4: Research Challenges: Exploring the Process Mastering the Experimental Method: The Difference between Dependent and Independent Variables 2: Neuroscience and Behavior Module 5: Neurons: The Basic Elements of Behavior Module 6: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System: Communicating Within the Body Module 7: The Brain Mastering the Action Potential 3: Sensation and Perception Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us Module 9: Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye Module 10: Hearing and Other Senses Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing our View of the World Mastering the Difference between Sensation and Perception 4: States of Consciousness Module 12: Sleep and Dreams Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation Module 14: Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness 5: Learning Module 15: Classical Conditioning Module 16: Operant Conditioning Module 17: Cognitive-Social Approaches to Learning Mastering the Distinction between Reinforcement and Punishment 6: Memory Module 18: The Foundations of Memory Module 19: Recalling Long-Term Memories Module 20: Forgetting: When Memory Fails 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Module 21: Thinking Module 22: Language Module 23: Intelligence 8: Motivation and Emotion Module 24: Explaining Motivation Module 25: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring Module 26: Understanding Emotional Experiences 9: Development Module 27: Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development Module 28: Infancy and Childhood Module 29: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult Module 30: Adulthood 10: Personality Module 31: Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Module 32: Trait, Learning, Biological, Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Treatment 11: Social Psychology Module 43: Attitudes and Social Cognition Module 44: Social Influence Module 45: Prejudice and Discrimination Module 46: Positive and Negative Social Behavior Mastering Attitude Change Glossary References