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Atkinson and Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology - With Lecture Outlines for Note Taking

Atkinson and Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology - With Lecture Outlines for Note Taking - 14th edition

ISBN13: 978-0155050693

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Published: 2003
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Atkinson and Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology - With Lecture Outlines for Note Taking - 14TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155050693

Edward Smith, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Loftus

ISBN13: 978-0155050693
ISBN10: 0155050699
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 14TH 03
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2003
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Smith, Edward E. : University of Michigan


Nolen-Hoeksema , Susan : University of Michigan


Fredrickson, Barbara : University of Michigan


Loftus, Geoffrey : University of Washington

Table of Contents

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?

5. PERCEPTION

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?

6. CONSCIOUSNESS

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?

8. MEMORY

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?

10. MOTIVATION

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?

11. EMOTION

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?

12. INTELLIGENCE

Assessment of Intelligence
Contemporary Theories of Intelligence
Cutting Edge Research: Emotional Intelligence
Seeing Both Sides: Do Intelligence Tests Accurately Reflect Aptitude?

13. PERSONALITY

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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