ISBN13:978-0155050693 ISBN10: 0155050699 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0534568047 ISBN10: 0534568041
Summary: This smart and thorough text offers a fresh and up-to-date-view of the dynamic nature of contemporary psychology. The authors build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of psychology while featuring the most innovative and groundbreaking research of our day. The authors are active researchers whose work has charted new territory in the psychology landscape. Organized around a discussion of the significant achievements of psychological research, this compelling tex
t excites students as they discover psychology from the perspective of pioneering researcher. Also featured are debates by leading authorities over hotly contested issues in contemporary psychology. With plenty of supportive pedagogy, experiments are explained in engaging detail, and the charts and figures add to an understanding of the results. This text offers an integrated biological orientation, a trend that is changing the way psychological topics are viewed, exemplified by the coverage of bio-evolutionary research. While maintaining this orientation, the pedagogical structure of the new edition has been improved in response to reviewer feedback. Additions include a more robust collection of Core Concepts (Key Terms) throughout all chapters, in-text definitions of Core Concepts, interim review summaries at the end of every major section, critical thinking questions which test students' understanding of the content, and Concept Review Tables which consolidate important subjects into one table. Other additions include engaging chapter opening paragraphs and thorough coverage of gender and cross-cultural differences.
Summary: This smart and thorough text offers a fresh and up-to-date-view of the dynamic nature of contemporary psychology. The authors build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of psychology while featuring the most innovative and groundbreaking research of our day. The authors are active researchers whose work has charted new territory in the psychology landscape. Organized around a discussion of the significant achievements of psychological research, this compelling text excites students as they discover psychology from the perspective of pioneering researcher. Also featured are debates by leading authorities over hotly contested issues in contemporary psychology. With plenty of supportive pedagogy, experiments are explained in engaging detail, and the charts and figures add to an understanding of the results. This text offers an integrated biological orientation, a trend that is changing the way psychological topics are viewed, exemplified by the coverage of bio-evolutionary research. While maintaining this orientation, the pedagogical structure of the new edition has been improved in response to reviewer feedback. Additions include a more robust collection of Core Concepts (Key Terms) throughout all chapters, in-text definitions of Core Concepts, interim review summaries at the end of every major section, critical thinking questions which test students' understanding of the content, and Concept Review Tables which consolidate important subjects into one table. Other additions include engaging chapter opening paragraphs and thorough coverage of gender and cross-cultural differences. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:14TH 03 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 12/24/2002 International: No
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Smith, Edward E. : University of Michigan
Nolen-Hoeksema , Susan : University of Michigan
Fredrickson, Barbara : University of Michigan
Loftus, Geoffrey : University of Washington
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1. THE NATURE OF PSYCHOLOGY
The Scope of Psychology The Historical Origins of Psychology Contemporary Psychological Perspectives How Psychological Research Is Done Cutting Edge Research: 21st Century Psychology Seeing Both Sides: Are We Naturally Selfish?
2. BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY
Neurons, the Building Blocks of the Nervous System The Organization of the Nervous System The Endocrine System Evolution, Genes and Behavior Cutting Edge Research: Growing a New Brain Seeing Both Sides: Is Aggressive Behavior Biologically or Environmentally Based?
3. PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
Nature and Nurture Stages of Development Capacities of the Newborn Cognitive Development in Childhood Personality and Social Development Adolescent Development Cutting Edge Research: Massage Therapy for At-Risk Babies Seeing Both Sides: How Instrumental Are Parents in the Development of Their Children?
4. SENSORY PROCESSES
Characteristics of Sensory Modalities Vision Hearing Other Senses Cutting Edge Research: Artificial Ears and Eyes Seeing Both Sides: Should Opioids Be Used for Treating Chronic Pain?
What is the Use of Perception? Attention Localization Recognition Abstraction Perceptual Constancies The Neural Basis of Behavior: Division of Labor in the Brain Perceptual Development Cutting Edge Research: Distraction Via Virtual Reality Diminishes Severe Pain Seeing Both Sides: Is Perceptual Development an Innate or Socially Acquired Process?
Aspects of Consciousness Sleep and Dreams Meditation Hypnosis Psychoactive Drugs Psi Phenomena Cutting Edge Research: Finding the Gene for Smoking Seeing Both Sides: Psi Phenomena
7. LEARNING AND CONDITIONING
Perspectives on Learning Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Complex Learning The Neural Basis of Behavior: Learning and Conditioning Cutting Edge Research: Building a Smarter Brain Seeing Both Sides: Is a Predisposition to Phobias Primarily Innate, or Are Phobias a Conditioned Response?
Three Important Distinctions Sensory Memory Working Memory Long-Term Memory Implicit Memory Constructive Memory Improving Memory Cutting Edge Research: An Herbal Remedy for Memory Loss? Seeing Both Sides: Are Repressed Memories Valid?
9. LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT
Language and Communication The Development of Language Concepts and Categorization: The Building Blocks of Thought Reasoning Imaginal Thought Thought in Action: Problem Solving Cutting Edge Research: Decision Making and the Brain Seeing Both Sides: Does Language Direct Thought or Does Thought Direct Language?
Reward and Incentive Motivation Homeostasis and Drives Hunger Gender and Sexuality Cutting Edge Research: Imprinting Seeing Both Sides: Is Sexual Orientation Innate of Socially Determined?
Components of Emotion Cognitive Appraisal and Emotion Subjective Experiences and Emotion Bodily Changes and Emotion Facial Expression and Emotion Responses to Emotion: Emotion Regulation Emotions, Gender, and Culture Aggression Cutting Edge Research: Benefits of Positive Emotions Contemporary Voices in Psychology: How has Nature Shaped Emotions?
Assessment of Intelligence Contemporary Theories of Intelligence Cutting Edge Research: Emotional Intelligence Seeing Both Sides: Do Intelligence Tests Accurately Reflect Aptitude?
The Psychoanalytic Approach The Behaviorist Approach The Cognitive Approach The Humanistic Approach The Evolutionary Approach Cutting Edge Research: Can You Change Your Personality with a Pill? Seeing Both Sides: Is Freud Still Alive?
14. STRESS, HEALTH AND COPING
Characteristics of Stressful Events Psychological Reactions to Stress Physiological Reactions to Stress Psychological Factors and Stress Responses Coping Skills Managing Stress Cutting Edge Research: Is Religion Good for Your Health? Seeing Both Sides: Are Optimistic Illusions Good for Your Health?
15. PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Defining Abnormality Anxiety Disorders Mood Disorders Schizophrenia Personality Disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder Insanity as a Legal Defense Cutting Edge Research: The Biology of Suicide Seeing Both Sides: Is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Overdiagnosed?
16. TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Historical Background Techniques of Psychotherapy The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Biological Therapies Effects of Culture and Gender on Therapy Enhancing Mental Health Cutting Edge Research: Herbal Treatments for Mental Disorders Seeing Both Sides: Is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) an Effective Intervention for Alcohol Abuse?
17. SOCIAL INFLUENCE
The Presence of Others Compliance and Obedience Internalization Group Interactions Social Psychological Views of the Seemingly Inexplicable Cutting Edge Research: Pluralistic Ignorance and College Drinking Seeing Both Sides: Are the Effects of Affirmative Action Positive or Negative?
18. SOCIAL COGNITION
Impression Formation Attitudes Interpersonal Attraction Recap: A Tale of Two Modes of Social Cognition Cutting Edge Research: Culture and Cognition Seeing Both Sides: Are the Origins of Gender Differences in Mate Selection Primarily Due to Evolution or Social Learning?
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